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Members:

Lowell Sostomi - vocals guitar
Adrian Cook - keys vocals guitar
Tim Moxam - guitar vocals trumpet
Anthony McKnight - Bass
Kyle Watt - Drums

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Biography

Great Bloomers' infectious blend of organ-textured folk rock has made them Toronto's must-see act since releasing their debut album, Speak of Trouble, in 2009. A collaborative knack in the city's flourishing music scene has since allowed members Lowell Sostomi (guitar, lead vocals), Adrian Cook (guitar, keys, vocals), Tim Moxam (guitar, trumpet, vocals), Anthony McKnight (bass) and Kyle Watt (drums) to develop what Exclaim! Magazine considers a "rock n' roll sound [that's] distinctly their own."

This maturity shines through on their label debut, Distant Fires, released September 2012 on Dine Alone Records. Produced by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Ohbijou), Distant Fires marks an explosive return for Great Bloomers. The highly energized lead track, "I Wanna Die Young" is illuminated by frontman Lowell Sostomi's fiery croon. The remaining ten tracks follow suit in melody, yet suspend deeper into new terrains; some brooding with Leonard Cohen grit, others erupting into Springsteen-like anthems.

Distant Fires has also captured the attention of critics across the country. Exclaim! Magazine nods towards Sostomi's "Bill Callahan by-way-of Tom Petty" vocals, while Beat Route Magazine notes that Great Bloomers "are ready to step into centre stage and claim the praise that they have rightfully earned."

The album also earned a shining review from legendary Canadian Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. A noted fan of the band’s last record, Lightfoot commented, “this latest release by Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Arranger Lowell Sostomi is a joy to listen to. It is a very rich sounding, contemporary rock album with depth, variety, and the same heartfelt vocals which I found in Lowell's earlier work. It deserves considerable attention.”

Great Bloomers have spent 2012 touring extensively across Canada - including dates alongside Yukon Blonde, Library Voices, Two Hours Traffic, The Wooden Sky and more. Never relenting the contagious energy that has won them fans along the way, look to see Great Bloomers on the road with Wool on Wolves to round out 2012.
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Great Bloomers premiere video for "I Wanna Die Young"

The Toronto five-piece recently premiered the video for their track "I Wanna Die Young," the first single off their latest full-length release, Distant Fires.

In the initial scenes, we find the young protagonist wandering aimlessly around the city, eventually succumbing to his own curiosity and passing through a neon-clad facade for a psychic tarot card reading. From there, the story unfolds through a series of events, eventually leading to an explosive conclusion.

Watch it above or www.youtube.com target="_blank">HERE via Paste Magazine and grab your copy of Distant Fires bit.ly target="_blank">HERE on iTunes Canada.

The band have a handful of dates left on their Canadian tour with Wool on Wolves. Full list below.

UPCOMING SHOWS
Nov 29 - Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse Tavern
Nov 30 - Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern
Dec 01 - Toronto, ON - Sonic Boom
Dec 05 - Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood
Dec 06 - Guelph, ON - The E-Bar
Dec 07 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion
Dec 08 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
Dec 09 - Wakefield, QC - The Blacksheep Inn
Dec 11 - St. Catharine's, ON - Mansion House
Dec 12 - Peterborough, ON - The Red Dog
Dec 13 - Windsor, On - Phog Lounge
Dec 14 - Sarnia, ON - Paddy Flaherty's
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Great Bloomers performs "Something More" for Exclaim! TV

Great Bloomers recently stopped by Exclaim! for an intimate acoustic performance of their single, "Something More," from their full-length release, Distant Fires. Watch it over at Exclaim! exclaim.ca target="_blank">HERE.

The band are currently on tour across Canada, spanning into mid-December. Remaining dates are as listed below.

UPCOMING DATES:

11.16 - Nelson, BC - The Royal**
11.17 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore**
11.20 - Kelowna, BC - Habitat**
11.21 - Lethbridge, AB - The Slice**
11.22 – Calgary, AB – Palomino**
11.23 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite**
11.24 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s**
11.26 – Winnipeg, MB – Le Garage**
11.28 – Sault Ste Marie – Loplops Gallery**
11.29 – Sudbury, ON – The Townehouse**
11.30 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe**
12.01 – London, ON – APK Live**
12.05 - Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood
12.06 – Guelph, ON – The E-Bar**
12.07 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion**
12.08 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore**
12.09 – Wakefield, QC – The Blacksheep Inn**
12.11 – St. Catharines, ON – Mansion House**
12.12 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog**
12.13 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge**
12.14 – Sarnia, ON – Paddy Flaherty’s**

** w/ Wool on Wolves
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Enter to win a Great Bloomers and JanSport prize pack!

The prize pack includes two tickets to any show on their upcoming tour (list of dates below), a copy of they latest release, Distant Fires, on 12" 180 Gram white vinyl, Small Town Love 7" (currently out of print), Something More 7" (limited edition/hand numbered), Speak Of Trouble, 12" Distant Fires "Demos/Alternates" casette tape all packed up in a A JanSport "Right Pack" Viking Red backpack.

Entering is as simple as listening to three tracks. Click www.facebook.com target="_blank">HERE to get set up.

UPCOMING SHOWS:
11.09 - Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
11.13 - Regina, SK - O'Hanlon's
11.16 - Nelson, BC - The Royal**
11.17 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore**
11.20 - Kelowna, BC - Habitat**
11.21 - Lethbridge, AB - The Slice**
11.22 – Calgary, AB – Palomino**
11.23 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite**
11.24 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s**
11.26 – Winnipeg, MB – Le Garage**
11.28 – Sault Ste Marie – Loplops Gallery**
11.29 – Sudbury, ON – The Townehouse**
11.30 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe**
12.01 – London, ON – APK Live**
12.05 - Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood
12.06 – Guelph, ON – The E-Bar**
12.07 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion**
12.08 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore**
12.09 – Wakefield, QC – The Blacksheep Inn**
12.11 – St. Catharines, ON – Mansion House**
12.12 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog**
12.13 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge**
12.14 – Sarnia, ON – Paddy Flaherty’s**

** w/ Wool on Wolves
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Great Bloomers announce new tour, free song download

The Toronto based quintet are heading out on a co-headlining tour across Canada with Edmonton indie-rockers Wool on Wolves.

UPCOMING DATES:
11.16 – Nelson, BC – The Royal**
11.17 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore**
11.22 – Calgary, AB – Palomino**
11.23 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite**
11.24 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s**
11.26 – Winnipeg, MB – Le Garage**
11.28 – Sault Ste Marie – Loplops Gallery**
11.29 – Sudbury, ON – The Townehouse**
11.30 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe**
12.01 – London, ON – APK Live**
12.06 – Guelph, ON – The E-Bar**
12.07 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion**
12.08 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore**
12.09 – Wakefield, QC – The Blacksheep Inn**
12.11 – St. Catharines, ON – Mansion House**
12.12 – Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog**
12.13 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge**
12.14 – Sarnia, ON – Paddy Flaherty’s**

** w/ Wool on Wolves

For more dates and details, click dinealonerecords.com target="_blank">HERE.

The band also recently released their label debut, Distant Fires, which is available itunes.apple.com target="_blank">HERE on iTunes.

Download a FREE track from the album, “The Fire Burns Strong,” via SoundCloud bit.ly target="_blank">HERE.
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Great Bloomers' Distant Fires now available!

Toronto based five-piece Great Bloomers' label debut is now available everywhere. itunes.apple.com target="_blank"> Purchase Distant Fires right HERE.

Produced by Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Ohbijou), Distant Fires marks an explosive return for Great Bloomers. Lead track, "I Wanna Die Young," is a high-energy, infectious track, illuminated by frontman Lowell Sostomi's fiery croon - listen to it soundcloud.com target="_blank"> HERE.

The remaining ten tracks follow-suit in melody, yet suspend deeper into new terrains; some brooding with Leonard Cohen grit, others erupting into Springsteen-like anthems.

Great Bloomers is Lowell Sostomi (guitar, lead vocals), Adrian Cook (guitar, keys, vocals), Tim Moxam (guitar, trumpet, vocals), Anthony McKnight (bass) and Kyle Watt (drums). The Toronto based group relies on thick guitar and organ textures to produce a massive sound that is simultaneously vast and dense.

Their live show takes this approach to dizzying depths ignited by a raucous energy that is undeniably addictive. Catch Great Bloomers touring this Fall with Two Hours Traffic - all dates can be found www.dinealonerecords.com target="_blank"> HERE.
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