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The Trews

The Trews band photo 2013

The Trews Biography

This Alternative-Rock quartet was initially formed in Antigonish, Nova Scotia CANADA, in 1998 by lead singer + guitarist Colin MacDonald, his brother guitarist John-Angus MacDonald and bass player Jack Syperek; they were known as One Eyed Trouser and then simply Trouser, releasing an EP under that name. Drummer after drummer came and went before Sean Dalton was recruited.

They subsequently moved to Ontario where they dubbed themselves The Trews and in August 2003 released their debut full-length album, "House Of Ill Fame" and the Canadian hit single "Not Ready To Go"; the group spent nearly two years touring across the country and performed over 400 shows including headline sets as well as high-profile gigs with marquee acts such as Nickelback, Three Days Grace, Evanescence, Finger Eleven, The Offspring, Sam Roberts and more.

The band's sophomore CD, "Den Of Thieves", which arrived in August 2005 climbed into the Top Canadian Albums chart peaking at #6 and went gold driven by the three powerful hit singles: "So She's Leaving", "Yearning" and "Poor Ol' Broken Hearted Me".

In February 2008 The Trews released their much-anticipated third studio album, "No Time For Later", through Bumstead/Universal Music Canada. It quickly bulleted into the top 5 in Canada spawning the top 30 hit single "Hold Me In Your Arms" and three more minor hits: "Paranoid Freak", "Man Of Two Minds" and "Can't Stop Laughing".

"Acoustic - Friends And Total Strangers", recorded at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio and released in the fall of 2009, captured the band's kinetic energy in front of a full house of fans. The live-acoustic set contained all their hits as well as previously unreleased rarities and new songs including the single "Sing Your Heart Out".

The Trews' next studio set, "Hope & Ruin", arrived in April 2011, going straight into the top 10 of the Canadian chart led by two hit singles: the title-track and "The World, I Know".
That fall they released "Coming Home", a Christmas song which was part of a 4-song bonus digital EP entitled "A Trew Holiday Gift".

Latest News:

The Trews have just released a new single, "What's Fair Is Fair", as they prepare for an April 22, 2014, release of a new self-titled album.


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    Group shot 2005
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    The Trews in 2007