Toronto-based rock band TimeGiant are performing at The Mansion on Friday, February 28th as part of the Kingston Canadian Film Festival live music special events.
TimeGiant describes its sound as “a modern sound stemming from the 70’s” and on their website lists influences as varied as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Motley Crue, Guns N Roses, Rush, The Who, and Rage Against the Machine, while also including more modern groups such as Wolfmother and The Darkness as influencing their powerful sound.
TimeGiant is comprised of lead singer/lead guitarist/saxophonist Tyrone Buccione, rhythm guitarist/harmonica player Ryan Watson, bass player/back-up vocalist Pat Wilken, with Charlie McKittrick on drums and backing vocals. Last year, TimeGiant played 65 shows that included performances with The Tea Party, Finger Eleven, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, USS, and Kingston’s own The Headstones.
Looking every bit the 70’s rock band – claiming on their Twitter bio that “Our hair collectively weighs in at 10 lbs” – TimeGiant will be playing at The Mansion with MENEW, a band of three brothers from Cambridge, along with Sex Ray Vision.
The show will befree for people with Film Festival wrist bands.
The Kingston Canadian Film Festival was started in 2001 by then Queen’s Film Studies student Alex Jansen. The festival has since expanded to the multi-venue event it is today, including workshops, receptions, live music, and of course local short films as well as feature films.
The 2014 Kingston Canadian Film Festival runs from February 27th to March 2nd. The event states that its mission is to “seek to develop an audience for our national cinema by promoting, celebrating, and showcasing Canadian film and by supporting and encouraging Canadian film production.”
Festival tickets for the can be purchased online at kingcanfilmfest.com or at The Grand Theatre, The Screening Room, or Brian’s Record Option. Prices run from $12 per film to $95 for a VIP pass, with deals for students and seniors.
Photo source: TimeGiantBand.com