Charlottetown – War Horses, led by Island musician, Tian Wigmore, is releasing their self titled debut EP on Thursday, August 27th at the Sportsmans Club on University Avenue in Charlottetown. Doors open at 8. Show starts at 9.
Tian Wigmore. Photo credit: Jared Doyle.
War Horses is made up of four distinct artistic forces; Tian Wigmore, guitar and vocals, Chris Corrigan, guitar, Remi Arsenault, bass and Nat Lamoureux, drums. The result is an authoritative brand of hard edged folk music that they are eager to share.
“The word ‘Warhorses’ embodies power, relentlessness, determination, and hope. And although these are all positive things, the word still manages to project an overall darkness. This is how I would describe the 6 songs that are on this self-titled EP. Each one tends to reflect on the darker side of human nature and the hardships faced in day to day life; but in the end, they are framed with a sense of hope and optimism” explains Wigmore.
After 11 years as a touring guitarist with some of the biggest names in Canadian music (the Trews, Tim Chaisson, In Flight Safety) War Horses was born out of a need to create an artistic platform of his own. “I have spent a great deal of time touring across Canada and while I love what I do, I felt that something was missing. I needed a place to vocalize my personal experiences. I really hope War Horses can become a complimentary piece to my existing career.”
The recording process was carried out primarily in a bedroom studio, using rice and guitar cases for percussion. Wrong Way Corrigan worked as the producer and was excited to be an integral part of bringing the War Horses EP to life. “I have been friends with Tian for many years and was happy to work with him on this project. We spent a lot of time talking about how we wanted the CD to sound and what emotions we wanted it to convey. Tian is a talented musician and lyricist and I really think this album shows what Tian is capable of.”
“War Horses is the kind of music I want to hear. I grew up on the prairies but have spent the latter half of my life on PEI and I think the music reflects that. It’s a combination of prairie rock fused with the folk sounds of the East Coast.”
Wigmore is hoping that his personal sound resonates with his audiences and is excited to play the EP in its entirety this Thursday, August 27th at the Sportsman’s Club on University Avenue. Following War Horses set, Tian’s good friend Nick Gauthier and guests will play out the night.
Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm. Admission is $10.
Pick up the latest issue of G! for the full interview and fun facts with Tian Wigmore!
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