THE HARPOONIST AND THE AXE MURDERER Announce New Remix and Canadian Tour Dates

The Harpoonist and the Axe MurdererThe award-winning BC Blues duo of Shawn “The Harpoonist” Hall and Matthew “The Axe Murderer” Rogers will begin making their way across Canada for a string of tour dates that takes them from Calgary to Quebec City, and will make a special hometown appearance at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre on June 27 where they will be joined on stage by Dawn Pemberton and Jody Peck. Full tour dates are listed below.

Paving the way is the band’s latest single, a remix of “Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To” from their JUNO Award-nominated album A Real Fine Mess. The track has already garnered airplay from X92.9 in Calgary, CHOM in Montreal, and across the country on SiriusXMCBC-Radio2 and will hit more national  airwaves next week.  The single will be available for purchase on June 30.

As the recent 3rd place winners in the International Songwriting Competition for blues, The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer know a good song is King, which is why they’ve been inspired to start A Real Fine Melody Songwriting Contest. If you think you have a song with a real fine melody, submit it between June 15 – July 15 on the submissions page of their website HERE. The winner, to be chosen by the band on September 1, will receive a songwriting workshop with Rogers and Hall as well as recording time in Rogers’ Vancouver studio. The ultimate goal is for some lucky songwriter to walk away with a track, professionally produced by Rogers. And, to sweeten the pot, the band are throwing in their own winnings from the International Songwriting Competition. SUBMIT YOUR SONG TO A REAL FINE MELODY SONGWRITING CONTEST HERE

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer at Keloha '14

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer at Keloha ’14 Photo Credit – Crystal Lee – Vandala Photography Full Coverage in Augusts Vandala READ HERE FREE

Rogers has worked as a producer and arranger on over forty albums. His work has been nominated for three Western Canadian Music Awards, winning the award for Roots Solo Recording of the year in 2012 for Sarah MacDougall’s The Greatest Ones Alive. Recent production credits include folk songstress T. Nile’s “Tingle and Spark”, and Miss Quincy’s “Roadside Recovery”. The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer’s albums have been nominated for Western Canadian Music Awards, Maple Blues Award, and a JUNO Award. The band won Blues Record of the Year at the Sirius XM Indies.

Jun 27 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver Jazz
Jun 28 – Port Renfrew, BC – Tall Tree
Jul 2 – Saskatoon, SK – Sask Jazz
Jul 3 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Stampede
Jul 5 – Thunder Bay, ON – Blues Festival
Jul 14 & 15 – Quebec City, QC – Festival D’Ete
Jul 17 – Harrison, BC – Harrison Music Festival
Jul 18 – Bella Coola, BC – Bella Coola Festival
Jul 24 – Nanaimo, BC
Jul 25 – Bengough, SK – Gateway Festival
Jul 26 – Brandon, MB – Brandon Folk
Jul 31 – Prince Albert, SK – Borealis Festival
Aug 1 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Blues
Aug 7 – Fernie, BC – Waipiti
Aug 23 – Rock Creek, BC – Ponderosa
Aug 28 – Prince George, BC – Woofstock
Sep 5 – Victoria, BC – Victoria Blues Festival
Sep 10 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Sep 12 – Erin, ON – Music At The Round
Sep 13 – Hamilton, ON – Supercrawl
Oct 16 – St. Albert, AB –  Arden Theatre
Oct 17 – Bragg Creek, AB – Bragg Creek Theatre



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