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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Steve got a chance to join our buds in @enemydesigned Saturday night at their album release show in #Halifax Sang on a track called Clouded Sky which you can hear on their new album titled Rebirth. ⛅️. Photo: Royce MacRae ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Hope to see you in The Valley Friday, August 23rd.
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4 weeks ago

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Rehearse until you burst...or at least once a week. #newlineup #bunchacrazyolcocks ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Little late with this but being an all male group we’re not great at remembering birthdays and anniversaries so #internationalwomensday was no exception. Didn’t want to miss a chance to celebrate the talent of these two extraordinary guitarists @iamorianthi and @hurricanenita #queensofrock @alicecooper #deadly ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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Love coming to the garage in #february The wood stove heat is tough to beat. Great time to write some new material. #peaceful #solitude #beer #hockey 🍺 🏒 ... See MoreSee Less

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