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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Whosarmy is a rock band that formed in Toronto when high school friends Travis Wood(vocals) and Cory Williams(guitars) teamed up with Max Trefler(drums) and Greg Markham(bass), who have also played together since high school. It quickly became apparent that there was a great chemistry between the four members as they began playing the club circuit in Toronto extensively. Whosarmy released their first self-titled EP on May 6th, 2011 which features 8 original songs.
Whosarmy recently won CBC’s hit show “Cover Me Canada”. On an average week, Cover Me Canada reached over 1.9 million Canadians aged 2+, and over the course of the season, reached more than 6.3 million different Canadians, or 19% of the total population (almost 1 in 5). Whosarmy competed for 9 weeks playing some of Canada’s most iconic songs including “American Woman” by the Guess Who, “Ironic” by Alanis Morrisette, and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Judge Ron Fair had only good things to say, and shortly into the competition exclaimed “ If you’re not the biggest band in Canada in a year, something is really wrong here.” They also received large praise from Paul Anka, Johnny Reid, Alan Frew, and the other judges Jordan Knight and Deborah Cox. As a result of winning, the band won $100,000.00 and a single recording contract with Universal Canada.

After winning Cover Me Canada, Whosarmy released an original single “Alive” which was produced by Ron Fair and reached #6 on the iTunes Canada Rock charts in under three days. The song, which was co-written by Chantal Kreviazuk, was also prominently featured in the series finales of CBC’s “Being Erica” and was performed by Whosarmy on George Stroumboulopoulous Tonight. Alongside those milestones, Whosarmy also gained thousands of new fans online and had YouTube videos of their performances reach over 80,000 viewers collectively.
Whosarmy is currently writing new material for their upcoming record which will be produced by Gavin Brown. The band is also actively collaborating with notable songwriters such as Dave Genn, Todd Clark and Hawksley Workman.


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