With multiple radio hits drawn from six scorching studio albums plus several EPs, a pair of live records, and a retrospective, The Trews are among the most prolific, electrifying, and innovative rock bands on the planet, a fact corroborated by onetime stage-mates the Rolling Stones, Weezer, and Bruce Springsteen.
The Nova Scotia-bred, Hamilton-based combo of singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Chris Gormley—songwriters all—has won universal acclaim for both their dazzling live performances and wildly accessible songs. The band’s current sixth studio album, the towering and multifaceted Civilianaires, was cut in Toronto with fast-rising producer Derek Hoffman and features marquee assists from Arkells frontman Max Kerman, super-producer Bob Rock, and celebrated singer/songwriter Serena Ryder.
“Vintage Love” from their latest offering Civilianiares is rocketing up the Active Rock charts and is currently in the Top 15. JUNOS (nominated for 5 awards) 2009: Rock Album (No Time for Later) – NOM 2010: DVD (Acoustic: Friends and Total Strangers) – NOM East Coast Music Awards (nominated for 15+ awards) 2014: Rock Recording (Thank You & I’m Sorry) – WIN 2015: Group Recording (The Trews) – NOM 2015: Rock Recording (The Trews) – WIN 2015: Fan’s Choice Entertainer (The Trews) – NOM 2015: Fan’s Choice Video (What’s Fair is Fair) – NOM Independent Music Awards (US) 2008: Best Hard Rock Song (Hold Me in Your Arms) – WIN 2009: Vox Pop Best Concert Photo (by Nancy Desrosiers) – WIN 2010: Best AAA/Alternative Song, International Acoustic Music Awards (Sing Your Heart Out) – WIN 2012: Rock Artists / Group Or Duo – NOM