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Greetings From The Road + New U.S. Tour Dates


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Hello lovelies,

Greetings from the road! We’re finishing up a cross-Canada tour with Steven Page. We’ve been having a great time playing in new cities and towns, meeting a bunch of new folks after every show, and getting to listen to Steven and his amazing band each night.

Next up after this tour is our first batch of US shows!! We’ll be hitting a few places in the northeast, if you have any family or friends in these places please let them know we are coming through!

And of course, we are constantly writing trying to get a few more songs for our next album. We’ll be spending every waking moment in between all our summer shows working on new music for you. We’re sorry it’s been taking so long but it will be worth the wait!

Think that’s all for now! Thanks for following along and we’ll see you at a show this summer 🙂

MUCH LOVE,
-PC


By Randal Wark, Montreal Rocks

There is a scene in a movie called Hearts Beat Loud where Nick Offerman hears the song he created with his daughter in the neighbourhood café. He bursts with excitement as he tries to tell everyone that this is his band. It’s a cute moment, and I felt the same way, the day after interviewing Port Cities when I heard “Montreal” play on the radio while at my client’s establishment. “I just interviewed them!”

It doesn’t surprise me, the song is catchy from the get go and who doesn’t love a song about Montreal, when you are in Montreal!

Before reading the interview, listen to the song. We will speak about the actual house party that inspired the song, what song you learn when you are given a guitar at 4 years old and techniques to capture the audience at your next gig.

Montreal Rocks: Where are we calling from today?

Breagh: We’re calling from Dylan’s home studio, just outside of Halifax in Hammonds Plains.

MR: I’ve been to Halifax twice and I loved it. The city with the nicest and friendliest people in Canada, I would assume.

Right: That’s nice.

MR: So you guys are coming to Montreal soon.

Right: Yes. Friday February 8th.

MR: At La Vitrola (4602 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2T 1R3)

Carleton: I’m glad you pronounced it, so we didn’t have to. (laughs)

Click here to read the full interview.

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Port Cities (2017)
1. Back To The Bottom
2. Don’t Say You Love Me
3. In The Dark
4. Sound Of Your Voice
5. How To Lose You
6. Half The Way
7. On The Nights You Stay Home
8. Where Have You Been
9. Burn That Bridge
10. The Out
11. Body + Soul
12. Astronaut

Bio

bio-picIn the brief period of time since Port Cities unleashed their incendiary debut—a wildly self-assured collection of sparkling, rootsy pop that showcases the Nova Scotia trio’s devotion to songwriting—the band’s been hard at work bringing it to the masses. They’ve continued to explore and evolve their ambitious pop sound, melding diverse musical backgrounds to create an alchemy that’s part art, part songwriting science, and all magic: the nimble dynamism of Breagh MacKinnon’s smoky, jazz-indebted delivery, Dylan Guthro’s simmering and soulful R&B swagger, and Carleton Stone’s razor-sharp, romantic rock ‘n’ roll. In 2018, that memory-making mix of unforgettable melodies, high-flying harmonies, and electrifying heart on Port Cities is set to reach audiences worldwide.

It’s a chemistry that’s been perfected during the 100+ dates they’ve toured in the past year, in hotel rooms and songwriter circles, in vans rolling through foreign countries to rowdy pubs, and on the fog-bound shores of Canada’s misty east coast. It’s helped lead the band to numerous accolades, including a whopping five Nova Scotia Music Awards, a SOCAN #1 Award (for “Back to the Bottom”), and stints at #1 on CBC and Spotify charts. Port Cities has amassed over 1.5 million streams internationally, showcased at The Great Escape, Focus Wales, and the Reeperbahn Festival, and will be releasing their debut in the U.K. and Germany this year.

Beyond Port Cities’ deep devotion to their craft, their success is largely built on a simple but timeless approach: a good song is a good song is a good song. Whether it’s awash with synthesizer (“Sound of Your Voice”), pumped up with an overdriven crunch (“Where Have You Been”), or stripped down to the bare essentials with just an acoustic guitar and three voices. No matter what music the melody might call for, the best song always wins.

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Management:
Sheri Jones
[email protected]
902.429.9005
Bookings:
Wayne O’Connor
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902.452.4826
Bookings:
Tom Kemp
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416.598.0067
Bookings USA:
Seth Rappaport
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212.621.3093