Just a stones throw from the birthplace of Canada’s most iconic band,
Fully Completely Hip hail from the small town of Cornwall
After leaving his full time band the Trench Town Oddities in late
2016, frontman Sean Harley knew he wanted to do something new
and exciting. He’d been toying with the idea of putting together some
type of tribute act but was torn as to which one he really wanted to
do. Having a few ideas lined up, things did not begin to cyrstalize
until after seeing the Tragically Hip on tv for their historical concert
from Kingston Ontario Canada on Aug 20th 2016. Being a fan of
the Hip since he was a teenager, Sean had short listed the Hip (and a
few unmentionables) as possible projects but sitting through that show
and remembering all the great songs the band had to offer made the
In the early months of 2017, on a cold Canadian winters night, Sean
gathered together an unlikely group musicians to jam. Even after the
first song, the group of musical misfits knew they were onto something
special. Made up of seasoned musicians, Fully Completely Hip
consisting of fellow ex-Oddities drummer Randy Lalonde,
multi-musician Ron Piquette (Winston Marley, Beyond the Void) on
rythmn Guitar, Eric Andrasi (Trendy Assholes “Offspring Tribute”) on
lead guitar, and Matt Leger (Red Flag) on Bass.
Slated to hit the road in the summer of 2017, with club shows and
festival dates being added daily, Fully Completely Hip are the
real deal. Not only will audiences be treated to a great selection of
songs from the Hip library but the band will be visually please too,
bringing to the stage the theatrics and visuals that make the Hip the
Hip. It goes without saying that if you are a fan of the Tragically Hip,
then you don’t want to miss Fully Completely Hip!
Folkfaces: Folkfaces is a group out of Buffalo, NY that plays a rowdy blend of rootsy Folk, Jazz, and Blues - fusing classic forms with contemporary feelings and irresistibly danceable energy. Their inspiration comes from the mountains of Appalachia to the deltas of Mississippi, the swamps of Louisiana to the Concrete Jungle of the Rustbelt. Specializing in merriment and sticking it to the system, Folkfaces make the crowd dance and the hierarchy shatter.
Swap Candy:Swampcandy is an internationally touring, primitive blues influenced Americana duo. Ruben Dobbs' aggressive finger-picking and rhythmic style (which often adds up to sounding like more than one guitar) combined with Joey Mitchell's bass playing, pounding kick drum and percussive bass throttling (representing the presence of a full drum kit) easily fill up the sonic space normally created by a trio or even a four-piece. Dobbs' soulful, passionate vocals are the glue that holds it all together and makes the band tick.
The band was founded by Dobbs in 2007 and functioned with various lineups until he teamed up with Joey Mitchell in 2010 and the permanent die was cast. After only a few months together, the duo began to tour aggressively and have not slowed down since. Whether its a 20-minute opening slot or a three-hour headlining gig they give 110% in every performance, leaving the stage exhausted and crowd satisfied.
Though they call western Massachusetts home, Parsonsfield draws their name from the rural Maine town that's home to the Great North Sound Society, the farmhouse-turned-recording-studio of Josh Ritter keyboardist/producer Sam Kassirer. It was there that they cut their outstanding debut, 'Poor Old Shine,' which established them as a roots force to be reckoned with. The New York Times hailed the band as "boisterously youthful yet deftly sentimental," while Folk Alley dubbed their songs "the most jubilant and danceable indie roots music this side of the Carolinas." Their rowdy live performances only upped the ante, with The Bluegrass Situation falling for their "fun and frenzy" and No Depression raving that they'll "give you rich five-part harmonies one minute, sound like bluegrass on steroids the next, and then rock you over the head with unbearably cool and raucous Celtic rhythms."
Catch Parsonsfield onstage any night and the band's joy is palpable. They trade instruments, share microphones, and shoot each other big grins. They sing in tight multi-part harmonies, their voices blending like they've been doing this together all their lives. That's because Parsonsfield is a family band, not by birth but by choice.