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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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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1 month 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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1 month ago

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Gears in motion...slowly moving forward. New material on the horizon.

youtu.be/58RpCfpMooATri City Villains band performing She's On Fire Audio recorded live and mixed by Zach Lacey Video edited by Chelsea Comeau
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2 months ago

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Congrats to this guy for finally talking somebody into having sex with him. He snuck one past the goalie and today he and his love are going for their first ultra sound. #rocknrollbabyontheway 👶🏻 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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youtu.be/SuembpveSRQTri City Villains band Tri City Villains - Painkillers & Rum Official video (official release date May 28th 2016) Video release party at Governors Pub, Sydne...
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