Rock Night at HUFF 2021 features PEI powerhouse band Andrew Waite & The Firm at The Carleton on Friday, September 3rd. After seeing the band at a Music PEI showcase, HUFF artistic director Mike Campbell was determined to introduce them to the festival’s Halifax audience and… voilà, two full sets! Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are only $30 + HST.
***If you want to sit with others who have purchased their tickets separately, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names***
Andrew Waite’s passion for songwriting, stage performance, and education bleed into the music he crafts—his songs embody unmistakably real emotion, producing a delightfully unique experience when paired with his energetic live-show style. And that passion is really paying off: in the midst of his most successful few years to date, Andrew Waite recently won the coveted SOCAN Songwriter of the Year award from Music PEI (2020) for his song “Cash It In”, a tribute to Canadian veterans. His first solo effort, Tremors, garnered Waite 11 awards and nominations, including an East Coast Music Awards nomination for Rock Recording of the Year (alongside Wintersleep, Adam Baldwin, and Motherhood).
Mixing folksy vocals with high-powered instrumentals, Andrew Waite’s approach to songwriting and performance is inspired by a range of artists, including Dan Mangan, Glen Hansard, Jason Isbell, and Bruce Springsteen. From sold-out concerts with 10-piece bands and booming horn sections—to pared-down, intimate acoustic sessions—Andrew’s range speaks to his refusal to be boxed in. Currently, the singer-songwriter is working with producer Chris Kirby on his upcoming album, with the first single set to be released in January 2021. A collaboration with The Trews front-runner Colin MacDonald, “Ain’t Going Out Like That” is an addictively upbeat antidote to the adversity of the past year, hinging on a message of perseverance.