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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It’s been awhile. Looking forward to hitting the stage tonight in Hantsport. #bluebeachbash #wildlifeconservation 🦇🐟🔥🍻 ... See MoreSee Less

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Apparently this social media thing isn’t going away so we should probably post once in awhile. Good news/Bad news- good news is we can’t wait to play the Blue Beach Bash, Friday August 23rd in Hantsport. We’re all sweaty and stoked. Bad news is Devin has an injury and won’t be joining us. We’re going to pump out the power trio rock n roll sex riffs so I hope you all got your morning after pills cuz this set list just might get everybody pregnant. #andthentherewerethree 🍻🔥 ... See MoreSee Less

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Tri City Villains

Apparently this social media thing isn’t going away so we should probably post once in awhile. Good news/Bad news- good news is we can’t wait to play the Blue Beach Bash, Friday August 23rd in Hantsport. We’re all sweaty and stoked. Bad news is Devin has an injury and won’t be joining us. We’re going to pump out the power trio rock n roll sex riffs so I hope you all got your morning after pills cuz this set list just might get everybody pregnant. #andthentherewerethree 🍻🔥 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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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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4 months ago

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