The Unseen Strangers

Bluegrass Band from Toronto, ON - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
The Unseen Strangers have ambitiously cultivated a musical identity shaped by good old-fashioned bluegrass, the limitless barrage of contemporary musical influences, and a curious sense of humour. Hire the Strangers for your event you'll get several bands in one. Wanna hear some Bryan Adams played Bluegrass? The Strangers can do it for you - prefer just the classic traditional sound? No problem!

Newgrass ambassadors, The Unseen Strangers favour innovation over convention. For their newest album, Stranger Places(April 1st, 2016), the band challenged the limits of what they are capable of, exploring the gamut of what can be done with strings. The result is a collection of fun, stunning songs featuring inimitable instrumental performances.

The seven-part instrumental kick off "Ice Jam" launches the listener on an expansive journey through nine original songs, including the three-piece horn section funkiness of "Old City Jail" and the psychedelic newgrass epic "Square Trance". The Strangers also pay homage to their bluegrass roots on “Wicked Lover” and the freight train inspired barnburner "New Railroad Blues".

For Stranger Places, the band simplified their approach to the studio with quick, concise live off the floor sessions. The band teamed up with Toronto, ON based engineer and producer Andrew Collins (Creaking Tree String Quartet; Foggy Hogtown Boys), recording the album over several months in 2015.

The Strangers approach to bluegrass is open-ended yet inclusive; they've been on the roster for several forward thinking festivals, including Delfest, where they won the band competition in 2013. The Unseen Strangers continue to add to their diverse festival resume while consistently developing their sound both onstage and in the studio.

Press Quotes

“These guys are good”~ CBC Radio

"The Unseen Strangers aren't pretending to be cowboys. They'll interrupt themselves for an instrumental breakdown of I Like To Move It…”~ The Globe and Mail
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Community Event

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These guys were great! We had them play at our annual Harvest festival and everyone loved it. Their atmosphere was great, they interacted with the audience and were super flexible setting up, sound testing and closing out in a packed event space. 11/10 would book again.

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Wedding Reception

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These guys are awesome. Super talented and they made it really easy for us. They made our wedding night special and all of our guests are still raving about them. The only bad part was when they were finished playing! We are looking forward to seeing them play again - and would love to have them up for our next event.

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Wedding

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My new husband and I hired the Unseen Strangers for our rustic/outdoor wedding this past weekend. They are amazing! The music they played for our ceremony and reception was awesome and created the perfect atmosphere for the rest of the party – laid back and fun! That was all we wanted and the Unseen Strangers definitely delivered. Adam, Matt, Mike and James – thank you for your positive attitude, upbeat sound, and awesome company.

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Corporate Function

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Bluegrass music leaves little room for error and these guys were flawless in their delivery. We needed a country themed dinner event where people could be entertained as they socialized. The Unseen Strangers fit the bill and read the crowd well. Great mix of origional music and spins on old classics. Highly recommend for a fun, social event. Thanks guys!

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2018
Sep
23
Community Event
Toronto, ON
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2017
Dec
17
Wedding Reception
Toronto, ON
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Jul
18
Wedding Reception
Collingwood, ON
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2014
Jun
9
Corporate Function
Toronto, ON
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2013
Oct
19
Corporate Function
Milton, ON
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2012
Jun
16
Tottenham Bluegrass Festival
Tottenham, ON
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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Facebook Waltz
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Bluegrass Love Slave
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Whiskey Bootleg
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Tortoise
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End of the World
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Iceburger
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Jessica
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Square Trance
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I Don't Know
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Ramber's Plea
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Dust Pan Line
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Light's (of the Ballin Moose)
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Devil's Mountain
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Happy Thought
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Dog Creek
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Miss You So
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Out of the Light
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Goblins
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Don't Let Me Fall
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Sacred Call
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Silver Hair
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Terrapin Train
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Crosswalk
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Still Too Far to Go
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Time Travel
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I'll Stay Around
Flat and Scruggs
We Can Work it Out
The Beatles
Hit Parade of Love
Jimmy Martin
Going Across the Sea
Traditional
100 Years From Now
Flatt and Scruggs
Salt Creek
Bill Monroe
Run to You
Bryan Adams
Whitehouse Blues
Charlie Poole
Blue Night
Bill Monroe
Dancing in the Dark
Bruce Springsteen
Devil in Disguise
Flying Burrito Brothers
Roving Gambler
Traditional
She
Green Day
Pink Triangle
Weezer
He's Gone
The Grateful Dead
Brown Eyed Women
The Grateful Dead
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Bill Monroe
Satan's Jewel Crown
Louvin Brothers
How Mountain Girls Can Love
Stanley Brothers
Man of Constant Sorrow
Stanley Brothers
When Doves Cry
Prince
Fantasic Voyage
Coolio
Psycho Killer
Talking Heads
Lost and I'll Never Find The Way
Stanley Brothers
Uncle Pen
Bill Monroe
Bluegrass Band
Americana Band
Honky Tonk Band
Jam Band
Acoustic Band
Original Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Unseen Strangers will also travel to Oakwood, Downsview, North York, Weston, Willowdale, Etobicoke, Fisherville, Thornhill, Concord, Scarborough, Woodbridge, Maple, Richmond Hill, Markham, Mississauga, Kleinburg, Locust Hill, Brampton, Gormley, Springbrook, Whitevale, King City, Oakville, Pickering, Ajax, Nobleton, Stouffville, Bolton, Brougham, Hornby.
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