As part of their Canadian tour, Tasman Jude (reggae/roots from Grande Prairie, AB) will be making at stop in Thunder Bay to share some reggae love. Hosted by Wiggins Pro-Ductions, Tasman Jude will be taking the stage Saturday, May 31 at the Foundry (242 Red River Road) with local support from post-rock trio, Don’t You(,) Mean People?.
Caleb “BraveHart” Hart & Al Peterson started Tasman Jude almost by accident. Deciding to play an Open Mic one cold January night, they hastily scrawled out a couple hooks and jumped on stage ready to improvise the details. However, 3 songs and a massive audience response later, they knew something had been born. Over 40 people immediately asked them where their music could be found; so Hart immediately created a Facebook page on his phone and directed people there. Three days later the page had already grown to over 100 fans. Soon after Thunder Bay’s Adam Paananen joined as the band’s percussionist.
They released their debut EP “El Norteño” only 4 months after their formation and it quickly rose to #2 on Canadian iTunes charts. Their lead single “Take You Away” won a music video grant from Public Records & Telus and continued to reach new audiences across the world.
Soon after, the band recorded their next single “Family” with Earl Pereira (Wide Mouth Mason & The Steadies), which received international radio airplay in Canada; winning songwriting awards from Free FM and Alberta Music. Throughout all of this Tasman Jude has always had a strong focus on touring and playing live. Whether, playing high profile festivals across Alberta, BC and Australia or local house shows, the band has a reputation of bringing audiences together in a spirit of love, fun, and family!
Doors at 10pm. Cover is $5. Age of majority required.”