Mikey’s on 12th – “Twist Again”
“The perfect mix of folk and rock genres”
– Special Event Emcee
Mapex Drums, Godin Guitar, Remo and Wild Rose Brewery endorsements; venue sellouts around Alberta and eastern BC, festival main stage and headlining performances, heavy impact with social media, radio play and print media. The Frontiers are a band to get behind and believe in.
The music is unique enough to be valued in a growing genre, yet mainstream and melodic enough to be highly valued by music lovers and the general public alike:
“Man Of Steel” is the single for The Frontier’s anticipated 2017 release
“Enough Is Enough”.
Recorded live off the floor at Slaughter House Studios, Calgary AB. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Mike Fournier. The song was played exactly how you hear it in the track, everything is live. The entire album is a perfect reference of the groups ability to rehearse and capture an energetic live performance.
The Frontiers is a project lead by Drew Jones formerly known as “Sealegs”. As Sealegs, and now as The Frontiers, the boys continue to sell out venues in Calgary, greater Alberta and eastern British Columbia.
The group consists of: Drew Jones: vocals/rhythm guitar, Jeff Towers: percussion, Ethan Dalen: bass, Mike Kissinger: fiddle and Mike Fournier: electric guitar
Jones has 12+ years professionally song writing and holds an endorsement by Godin Guitars – formerly in a group with Andy Shauf (Arts and Crafts) and Teen Daze (Vancouver). Towers holds a sponsorship by Mapex drums and has been professionally drumming for over 20 years. Fournier has rougly 30 years experience on guitar, with 10 years gigging experience in professional bands. Dalen and Kissinger have been active musicians since childhood, with Kissinger playing fiddle starting at a very young age and continuing to craft his trade with The Calgary Fiddlers for years.
“The Frontiers have an immediate connection with the audience, their energy and spirit is instantly absorbed by the crowd even before you get a chance to dive in to their talent and synergy as a group. A must see!” – Director, Big Winter Classic (Calgary)
The boys are no strangers to festivals and massive special event shows. Including: Airdie Art Days headliner; Lloydminster Summer Love Festival headline; Fernie Summer Concert Series; Fernie, Jasper and Sunshine Ski Hill performances; Calgary Eau Claire Canada Day main stage; Big Winter Classic; Frog Fest (AB); Landis Fest (AB); Kanfest, and the list goes on.
“The Frontiers will be pulling heavy day shifts down at Wurst during the first Stampede weekend, and we suggest stopping in for a cold one if your Stampede commute takes you through Mission. Be warned: The Frontiers are so fun, you may put off your day at the grounds in lieu of the music drifting out of one of Calgary’s best beer halls.”
“The album is packed with breathtaking violin scales, intense vocal harmonies, and honest lyricism: “It’s been a while, but now I’ve finally figured out just where I’m going.”These guys are no longer messing around, as they intend to take their music to the next level. Enough is Enough was chosen as their album title to reiterate this mindset.”
We’ve enjoyed a season of playing at various ski hills and resort towns this winter season. Check out the video link above for more exiting details!
100% independent: booking, promoting, designing, publishing; The Frontiers are arguably the hardest working band in the west. Over 300 shows in 4 years – with just over 50 shows in 4 months in 2016, The Frontiers ability to continually hit stages speaks to their ability to be loved and always invited back for another gig – having a strong draw doesn’t hurt either. Most gigs these days are referrals or requests as the group grows in popularity.
“One of the easiest, most professional bands we’ve ever worked with.”
– Krista, Fernie Summer Concert Series / Fernie Fix Magazine editor/publisher
“Giving back is what the good ones do. Going above and beyond? The Best.”
The group is also continually giving back playing countless benefit and fundraiser gigs. “The Moon In My Heart” is a single written for the Canadian Mental Heath Association. The single is being used by the organization as their spotlight song for 2017, and the band featured it at their major development event on January 23rd, 2017.