They killed it during East Coast Music Week at the ECMAs and now Newfoundland’s impossible-to-pigeonhole Ouroboros return to Halifax to make their Carleton debut – with able assistance from locals Chronos – on Monday, July 23rd. Show time is a civilized 8 PM and tickets are $12.50 advanced or $15 at the door. This’ll be a good one, folks!
Ouroboros is a band with an unconventional make-up and an undeniable entertainment factor. With an arsenal of horns, drums and vocals, these award-winning musicians deliver a dynamic new spin on world and jazz traditions. From carnival-esque originals to Klezmer party jams, the band explores folk influences from West Africa, Eastern Europe and their home of St. John’s, Newfoundland, with a thrilling improvisational synergy.
The band’s self-titled debut album, released in May 2015, garnered several accolades including Instrumental Recording of the Year at the 2015 MusicNL Awards, two local People’s Choice Awards, a spot on the shortlist for the 2015 Borealis Music Prize, as well as a nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year at ECMW 2016. Their showcase at ECMW 2016 received rave reviews, after which the band was given two festival offers.
“Every music festival should bring Ouroboros to their patrons in the summertime. They’re awesome and irresistible.” Vish Khanna, Exclaim!
Chronos is an instrumental Soul from Halifax, NS, Canada. Matt Myer, Trevor Wentzell, Andrew Jackson, Zach MacLean, Kyle Varley, Rhéo Rochon, Inti Gonzales, Matt Thauvette.