The good news keeps coming for our homegrown friends! It looks like we have more local bands repping the country on overseas soil soon. Pleasantry, The Pinholes and Deon Toh have been selected to perform at prominent music showcase Canadian Music Week (CMW) — a multi-event convention happening from May 1 to 10.
This marks the first time Pleasantry will play outside of Singapore while Deon Toh will return to the North American country for the third time running. CMW celebrates the best of international music while highlighting their own celebrated local talent.
Pleasantry, The Pinholes and Deon Toh will be playing alongside established names like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Noel Gallagher & the High Flying Birds, Faith No More and many emerging bands in the international indie scene.
"It’s always been a dream for us to travel there, as most of our favourite bands hail from the country (Stars, Broken Social Scene, Metric). This’ll be our FIRST ever performance together out of Singapore, and we couldn’t be happier about travelling as a band." says Pleasantry on their Facebook page.
Deon Toh is especially excited with playing among big names. "CMW is getting bigger every year, with The 1975, Broods, Ellie Goulding, Tegan and Sarah, and City and Color performing at the festival last year. Can't wait for more acts to be announced."
Pleasantry recently performed at the Valentine's Day festival The Gathering while Deon Toh is currently prepping for his second studio album. The Pinholes will also be playing tomorrow as part of exhibition So Happy's free gig showcase.
To help fund this expedition, along with their own stops in the US, Pleasantry will also be holding a fundraiser with the help of opening bands Monster Cat, ANECHOIS, Plainsunset and Cashew Chemists. All proceeds will go towards the band, including merchandise sales.