The Whereabouts


Whereabouts performed recently at the Hard Rock Cafe on Crescent

St.  They have been playing regularly since 1997 at local venues like

Cafe Campus and the Caberet Showbar.  The band has  real upbeat

sound remenicient of Elvis Costello, one of the musicians they take

inspiration from.  Led by front man Andrew MacNeill, who hails

from Ottawa on lead guitar and lead vocals and Patrick Curley out

of Jonquiere on rythm guitar and back up vocals, The Whereabouts

have a contemporary pop rock vibe.  Daniel Cotnoir holds up

the bottom real well on base and Pierre Fontana,  originally

from Grand Mere is solid on drums.  Their  smooth style

brings to mind The Clash, another of the the band’s

inspiritions.  The Whereabouts will be performing at the

Canadian Music Week in Toronto February 28 at B-Sides followed by a gig at

Cameron March 1 and a performance for the new cable channel MTV Music

Canada.  The opening tune “Shortwave” really rocked, as did

He’s Not Me” and “I Fall in Love“. If you’re into a modern

Canadian light rock act, go catch The Whereabouts next show or

pick up their new CD and first album, “Pop Filter“, the follow up

to their first recording, the EP “Stoney