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Thursday, July 3 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Amos The Transparent

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Amos the Transparent began as a studio project in 2006. Lead singer, Jon Chandler, was sitting on a landmine of tunes with no intention of recording them. A long-time friend and collaborator drummer, Chris Wilson, convinced Jon step into the studio and track his songs. This led to a 13-song record entitled 'Everything I've Forgotten to Forget' and was released on Pop Culture Records/Fontana North in August of 2007. The album was well received and put Amos on the Canadian music charts. Notably, the song "After All That, It's Come to This", was a duet featuring artist Amy Millan. Before long, the groups popularity became apparent and Amos began, and continues, to develop a strong following. The next album brought on new members and new sounds. With the bands addition of guitarist, Dan Hay, and bassist, James Nicol, Amos five song EP My, 'What Big Teeth You Have' was recorded in a mere two weeks in Ottawa, Ontario. Soon after its release, the group created an animated video for the single "Lemons" with the help of Ottawa artist Digital Henchmen. The EP hit the Canadian music charts and gained a strong appreciation from music followers alike. This lead to Amos performing at SXSW and at Big Sound Festival in Australia. The single "Greater Than Consequence" landed airtime on MTVs show, Degrassi.

In 2011, new members joined the group including cellist, Mike Yates, and female vocalist, Kate Sargent. The album 'Goodnight, My Dear I'm Falling Apart", was recorded as two separate EPs. Individually, the two EPs showcased both the light and dark side of Amos the Transparent lyrically and instrumentally demonstrated their artistic abilities in all realm of the folk rock scene.

Sirius XM radio made Amos the featured artist for a month and the band was showcased in the previews for Famous Players theatres across Canada. Other notable moments include their nomination for artist of the year at the Verge awards, and being hosted on CBCs radio show Q with Jian Ghomeshi wherein Amos was referred to as the Canadian Wilco. In 2013, Amos began to write a new record. Prior to recording the new tracks, Amos took on and welcomed their newest female addition, Olenka Reshitnyk. Amos the Transparent anxiously anticipate finalizing and releasing their next album scheduled for the Spring 2014.


Thursday July 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Black Sheep Stage

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