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Tom Fun Family Orchestra
Tom Fun Family OrchestraThe Tom Fun Family Orchestra comes out of Cape Breton Island with a sound that is as hard to define as it is fun to dance to. The band’s distinctive instrumentation marries a hybrid bluegrass-gypsy orchestra of violin, banjo, mandolin, accordion, trumpet and double bass to a driving trio of guitars and pounding drums. The gang is led upfront by the vocal duo of Ian MacDougall and Alicia Penney, often being joined by the remaining seven members for shout-along choruses. The Tom Fun Family Orchestra challenges preconceived notions about East Coast music and delivers a fresh new sound, at once timeless and cutting-edge, an epic, yet raw blend of grungy guitars, traditional tinged hooks, exultant choruses and danceable shuffles.

Their first album, produced by Gord Gano (Violent Femmes) and mixed by Phil Palazzolo (The New Pornographers) is set to be released in January 2008. ‘You Will Land With A Thud’ captures the energy of these nine people onstage “doing it to your eardrums”.

Shane O’Handley - Bass
Dave Mahalik - Accordion
Alicia Penney - Guitar / Vocals
Devon Strang - Drumkit
Morgan Currie - Violin
Zach MacLean - Guitar
Ian MacDougall - Guitar / Vocals
Victor Tomiczek – Banjo
Albert Lionais – Trumpet

CONTACT:
Derrick Ross
S L Feldman & Associates
8 Elm Street
Toronto, On
M5G 1G7 Canada

PHONE: 416-598-0067
FAX: 416-598-9597
EMAIL: derrick@slfa.com
WEBSITE: www.tomfun.ca