Band Biography

Gritty and invigorating Tri City Villains gives new meaning to Rock City Love. Formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia – a city as diverse in talent as it is steeped in history – in 2014, these boys know how to rock.

Smoke roughened and compelling – sounding of late night bars and after hours jam sessions – the boys evoke a depth of emotion from their audiences. Steve Cole on guitar and lead vocals draws a compelling voice and uncompromising warble from the instrument. Allied with Dave Pickup on bass guitar and back-up vocals; with a gifted and charming Cape Breton drawl he completes the vocal range in a way unique to him. All this tied together by Sean Sawler bringing the trio home – keeping them in line – on drums and sealing the deal to create the hard rock sound they have developed. A mix of hard rock and riff oriented rock they follow markers left by The Greats to go before them: Guns and Roses, The Cult, AC/DC, and Kiss, while blending their own personal style on a genre supported by millions.

Although relatively new on the scene these boys have been by no means quiet; winning the Porters Lake Battle of the Bands in 2015 and the Media Works Battle of the bands in 2016. Early 2017 started with a tour to Ontario with stops along the way. They’ve performed, “gigged”, continuously through their development. Exploring and discovering their own sound through experimentation and a little fun – and growing closer as a result.

Currently in the works is a new EP aimed for a 2018 release, with pre-production slated for November of 2017. They’ve begun work on new songs and are writing and practicing with renewed excitement and energy.

“It was a passion born into us collectively” – Tri City Villains


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2 weeks ago

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🔥Big shout out to @aron_scott_earthquake for doing such a great job organizing and promoting the show Saturday night. Both them and @lionsaultband tore it up on stage as well. Thank you #summersidepei 🔥 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Packed in like sardines heading to #Summerside Its gonna be a rockin “Rager” of a time. @aron_scott_earthquake @lionsaultband ☠️☠️🎃 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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On our way.Light Tech Kyle is getting the lights up.. stage is coming together! Almost time to Rock N Roll with @lionsaultband and @tricityvillains 🤘😆🤘💥🔥🍻 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

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🎃 Couple more days before we hit #summersidepei to support @aron_scott_earthquake with @lionsaultband. Gonna blow the roof off this betch. Hit up @aron_scott_earthquake for Tix. ☠️ ... See MoreSee Less

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