Idlers are full tilt-energy. Part dance, part world music and truly indie, Idlers have defined their presence on stage and in the studio through overflowing energy and social-consciousness. Idlers show is a genre-bending musical carnival, moving from town to town, bringing joy to crowds’ feet.
Keep Out is Idlers’ second studio project. Recorded with Darryl Jenifer in New York, it gave the band a chance to draw on their founding as a roots-reggae group. The result is a “hard-hitting” collection of 11 songs, ideal for parties, backyard Margaritas, BBQ’s, road trips, and clubs the world over. You can hear, and of course, buy, both Keep Out and their debut release Corner on the SHOP page..
Oodles of sweat-fuelled shows, long nights of rehearsal and an amazing team of performers, writers and arrangers have led Idlers to bring home numerous awards and accolades from across the country. Four years running, Idlers are the “Best Band to Dance To” on St. John’s famed George St.
Idlers will be driving across the country again from February to April this winter. Over 60 days of dancing with friends across the country is an exciting prospect. Idlers are presenting a whole new show for this tour.
“Training for this tour is all about refining our presentation. The show that we’re taking on the road is groovier, harder hitting and more engaging than anything we’ve presented in the past,” says sax player Chris Harnett.
Mark Wilson – Vocals/Trumpet
Erin Best – Vocals
Paul Schiralli-Earle – Guitar
Craig Millett – Guitar
Aneirin Thomas – Bass
Luke Power – Keys
Chris Harnett – Tenor Sax
Susan Evoy – Alto Sax
John Duff – Trombone
Chris Power – Drums
Curtis Andrews – Percussion
REVIEWS (more at the bottom of page)
“Smoky harmonica opened the first song of the night, “Massive Change.” With a multitude of horns, the Idlers guided the crowd in the inferno. A small pause ended the soulful Caribbean vibe before an upbeat dance-a-thon.”
“I can say with confidence from both a professional and personal standpoint, this band is for real. The Idlers put on one of the best shows we had in that venue last summer. They have a range of influences that appeal to a broad audience and the band has a lot of energy that makes people dance a lot.”
Dane Roberts- promoter/booker, Victoria Skafest, Victoria, BC