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PARVAAZ / THE TRUST


  • The Hideout Toronto 423 College Street Toronto, ON, M5T 1T1 Canada (map)
Parvaaz is a psychedelic rock band best known for high-energy live performances and expansive soundscapes that seamlessly shift between heavy arena rock and soulful acoustic. The band released their debut LP, “Baran,” in August, 2014, and received an overwhelming positive response from fans and critics alike. Their music is best described as a haunting soundscape of blues, rock, and psychedelia, with profound and philosophical Kashmiri and Urdu lyrics about common human experiences and ideas. This Canadian tour will be their first outside India. For a band whose music has such a distinct identity in its members’ heritage, the tour represents an opportunity, daunting as it may be, to present it to a completely new audience. This combination of staying true to one’s roots while going out of one’s comfort zone is reflected in the tour’s name, “A Rooted Departure.” While other bands from India have previously toured in Canada, their music has either been in the “fusion” genre, led by their strong “Indian-ness,” or completely Western in their nature. Parvaaz, however, bring with them a perfect balance of East gift-wrapped in the West, past packaged in the present, soaring vocals surrounded by progressive soundscapes and melancholy submerged in beauty, all of which combine to immerse us in an aural experience that unleashes waves of delayed gratification.

Parvaaz is a psychedelic rock band best known for high-energy live performances and expansive soundscapes that seamlessly shift between heavy arena rock and soulful acoustic. The band released their debut LP, “Baran,” in August, 2014, and received an overwhelming positive response from fans and critics alike. Their music is best described as a haunting soundscape of blues, rock, and psychedelia, with profound and philosophical Kashmiri and Urdu lyrics about common human experiences and ideas.

This Canadian tour will be their first outside India. For a band whose music has such a distinct identity in its members’ heritage, the tour represents an opportunity, daunting as it may be, to present it to a completely new audience. This combination of staying true to one’s roots while going out of one’s comfort zone is reflected in the tour’s name, “A Rooted Departure.” While other bands from India have previously toured in Canada, their music has either been in the “fusion” genre, led by their strong “Indian-ness,” or completely Western in their nature. Parvaaz, however, bring with them a perfect balance of East gift-wrapped in the West, past packaged in the present, soaring vocals surrounded by progressive soundscapes and melancholy submerged in beauty, all of which combine to immerse us in an aural experience that unleashes waves of delayed gratification.

The Trust delivers genuine musicianship to a new high energy sound. Together with modern production elements and deep Baritone guitar the band defines their own rock genre. The music and lyrics explore the tension and release of both sound and relationships, the during, before, after and in between of love. The three piece band is comprised of Toronto musicians Michael Costantini, Mackenzie Longpre and Jeff Carter. Lead by singer/guitarist/songwriter Michael, they bring their roots in a galaxy of genres to a fearless crescendo in a vibe that is paradoxical, original and timeless. The band has been in collaboration with Canadian rock legend Ian Thornley and songwriter Casey Marshall. With their debut single “The Trust In Us” soon to be released the band is ready for it all.

The Trust delivers genuine musicianship to a new high energy sound. Together with modern production elements and deep Baritone guitar the band defines their own rock genre. The music and lyrics explore the tension and release of both sound and relationships, the during, before, after and in between of love.

The three piece band is comprised of Toronto musicians Michael Costantini, Mackenzie Longpre and Jeff Carter. Lead by singer/guitarist/songwriter Michael, they bring their roots in a galaxy of genres to a fearless crescendo in a vibe that is paradoxical, original and timeless.

The band has been in collaboration with Canadian rock legend Ian Thornley and songwriter Casey Marshall. With their debut single “The Trust In Us” soon to be released the band is ready for it all.

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