Interview and Photo by Jason Setnyk
Cornwall, Ontario – Us With Wolves, the high-energy four-piece alternative pop/rock band hailing from Cornwall, is gearing up for their highly anticipated headlining show at Cornwall’s historic Port Theatre on August 17th. After an electrifying concert and recording session for a new music video, the band is ready to deliver an unforgettable night of live music.
Formed in Cornwall, Us With Wolves consists of Ryan McGillis on guitar and vocals, Taylor Campbell on guitar, Joel Cheffer on bass, and Taylor Mills-Thompson on drums. Known for their infectious energy and dynamic performances, the band has gained a devoted following in the local music scene.
On July 14th, Us With Wolves treated their fans to a four-hour live concert at Rendez-Vous in Cornwall’s north end. The band also took the opportunity to record footage for an upcoming music video, capturing the essence of their exhilarating stage presence and the undeniable connection they share with their audience.
Now, the band is setting their sights on their upcoming headlining show at Cornwall’s historic Port Theatre. The iconic venue’s rich history and unique charm will provide the perfect backdrop for Us With Wolves’ explosive performance. With their signature blend of alternative pop/rock, they are ready to ignite the stage and deliver an unforgettable night of music.
Supporting Us With Wolves will be the local band Castles, known for their captivating melodies and powerful performances. Ottawa’s T-Rex Marathon will also join the lineup, bringing their sound and energy to the stage. Tickets for the all-ages concert on August 17th are available online. The show starts at 7 pm.
Five Questions with The Seeker
1 – What inspired you to start playing and making music?
“What inspired me to pursue music was growing up listening to bands and artists that I wanted to desperately emulate. Learning how to play the music of those I idolized led me to eventually write music of my very own.”
2 – Which skills have you gained that help you perform effectively as a musician?
“I was a fairly shy kid growing up, and wanting to perform music was out of my comfort zone. Not to mention I was god-awful when I started playing in front of an audience. I’ve grown in skill and confidence playing live with a band.”
3 – What’s your process for dealing with performance anxiety?
“As far as performance anxiety goes, I get the jitters, big time, all the way up until I sing the first note. After that, it all seems to go away.”
4 – Tell us about your bandmates and what it’s like working with them.
“My bandmates are all amazing musicians to work with. If I write a song, they help me make it the best it can be and contribute so much to the whole process. We’re great friends, and performing together’s an absolute thrill.”
5 – Tell us about an upcoming concert or tour.
“We are beyond excited to be headlining the Port Theatre on August 17th. It will be a very special evening and the highlight of our summer performances. We have a great show prepared for the audience that night, and we can’t wait to share it all with friends and family.”
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