Quiet Parade, a five-piece lyrically driven band who won your vote for three years running in the Coast Best of Music readers' survey for Best Band To Enjoy Quietly, wears its heart on its sleeve.
The band releases its new EP, Old Haunts, on April 12 at The Company House. Old Haunts deals with the past---specifically the things that creep back and haunt you today. The EP is full of emotion, honest lyrics and steers clear of mixing metaphors.
Quiet Parade began as a solo project for singer-guitarist Trevor Murphy, growing into a five-piece over the past year. Murphy grew up in Yarmouth, NS, and although he moved on, he says he'll never forget where he comes from. Most of his musical inspiration is drawn from his hometown. One track in particular off Old Haunts, "Edge Of The Ocean," is about Yarmouth and really evokes what it's like to live in a small town. "It's where I come from, it's where I grew up," says Murphy. "These things really influence you and affect you as a person and turns you into the person you are."
For this reason Quiet Parade uses its live performances as a ways to give back to rural towns. "When we go to those communities we want to partner with a community group that needs some help," says Murphy. The band will ask the community group to help promote the show and in return donate some of the money to the community. "We really want to focus on grassroots movements, like clubs or something in those little communities that deserve some attention and need some help," says Murphy. The group will kick off this plan in Yarmouth where they'll be partnering with a breakfast program.
"It's a program that helps make sure that when kids go to school in the morning there's something available for them at school so they can start the day off right," says Murphy. "We want to give back to the communities who made us who we are today."
Quiet Parade “Old Haunts” CD Release
w/ Alana Yorke
Friday, April 12, 8:30pm
The Company House, 2202 Gottingen
Watch Quiet Parade perform "Edge of the Ocean" in the Coast lobby here.