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October 6, 2023
The Lovebullies were sad to hear of Cal Cavendish's passing, may he rest in paradise. Cal was one of Calgary's most prolific songwriters, and definitely one of this city's most colourful characters. Lovebullies Joni and Chantal both played in the band for the play written by David Van Belle about Cal, Buzz Job, with music by Kris Demeanor:
"It was Calgary’s first oil boom and everyone was making a fortune – except folk singer Cal Cavendish. On April 11, 1975, his boomtown frustration peaked. He jumped into his single-engine plane, buzzed the Calgary Tower and dropped 100 copies of his latest record, along with 100 pounds of horse manure, onto 9th Avenue...."
So long, Cal - til we meet again, friend.
September 20, 2023
The Lovebullies had an absolute BLAST at the Blues Can last Thursday. We're still glowing thinking about how much fun we had - Calgary has the best crowds!
AND we had an amazing weekend!
On September 23 we got to walk the red carpet at Calgary International Film Festival!
Here's a photo of us on the red carpet with our excellent friend, Bryson Waind, whose song Empty Sidewalks was also in the film. He and his girlfriend Tracy are the bookends, not to mention the bee's knees!
Then on September 24, we got to rub elbows with our friends at the YYC Music Awards! The Lovebullies were nominated for Group of the Year - a huge honour! Congratulations to The Royal Foundry, who took home the prize (well deserved!) and all the nominees and all the music-lovers of Calgary.
August 22, 2023
Hey y'all! We have a special treat for our upcoming Blues Can gig on September 14: the night will feature a special opener. Hint: not musical! The evening starts at 7pm, be sure to come early and claim a seat.
Here's a photo of us at Heritage Park with our new friend, Alex! Thanks for coming to the show and saying hi!
In other news... The Lovebullies been nominated for Group of the Year for the 2023 YYC Music Awards! Congratulations to all the nominees, the awards show will be at the Grey Eagle on September 24.
August 8, 2023
Who's coming to Heritage Park?! Our set tomorrow (Wednesday Aug 9) starts at 6pm and it's FREE! Bring your lawn chairs and umbrellas, or parasols if you don't like umbrellas. We've heard from artists and patrons that this open-air stage is a favourite for sightlines, sounds and chill vibes.
July 31, 2023
Well the Calgary Folk Music Festival was everything we'd hope for and then some! Tanya Tucker slayed, The Lovebullies PLAYED, and wow was it fun! So many amazing artists, so many great memories. We did a collaborative session with Art Bergmann (godfather of Canadian punk!), we jammed with Pantayo, we met Cynthia Hamar and her beautiful band, and we played Nothing Compares 2 U with Jenn Grant and Wendy McNeill! Thanks Kerry, Olivia, Rica, John and all the staff and volunteers and sponsors who make this festival happen - can't imagine Calgary without it!
July 28, 2023
Calgary Folk Music Festival! Our concert set is tomorrow (Saturday July 29 at 2:20pm) at Stage 1 and we can't wait! The morning starts with a collaborative session with Wendy McNeill and Jenn Grant (Maritime royalty!). It's going to be amazing. Hope to see you at CFMF - it's always a good time.
July 24, 2023
We had SO MUCH FUN at the South Country Fair! We played the volunteer BBQ on Thursday, we splashed around in the river, we visited with pals, we marvelled at artists like Buenrostro, Wendy McNeill, L'Omelette, and many more! We love this festival so much - thank you for the hospitality! Up next: the Calgary Folk Music Festival! We are beyond thrilled...
July 14, 2023
Don't forget to come to Mikey's tomorrow! We've got some special treats in store, including special outfits, some great covers, and we promise you a dandy good time! We're also taking Chant's new (but old as in 'vintage') National lap steel out for a spin! And if you haven't yet bought your tickets for the South Country Fair or the Calgary Folk Music Festival - what exactly are you waiting for?! Both these festivals are going to be AMAZING and we'll be at both. Don't miss out!
July 7, 2023
We're getting ready to play a private party for two of our favourite party girls! It's going to be epic and we apologize in advance for keeping the neighbours awake! Hopefully they've all been invited and will be at the show! P & M: we love you and we're so excited to be playing your special event!
June 20, 2023
What a great night we had at the Village Brewery Taphouse with Deicha & the VuDudes! We loved not only every minute of the gig (thanks everyone!) but also the BEFORE: MAKING OUR OWN CASK OF BEER! It was so cool walking around the giant vats, getting introduced to the fine art of making damn good beer, and then Caroline and Chantal got to christen 'our' beer with lemon and honey! We got to sample it the night of the gig and it was a delight. Oh and the AFTER: MEETING FANS FROM MONTANA! They found us through our Stampede City Sessions tv show that we shot in 2019 and still occasionally airs on PBS. Here's to cross-border drinking! Looking forward to our Blues Can show on June 22, then it's full speed ahead for our BUSY JULY! Wouldn't want it any other way.
May 12, 2023
The Lovebullies are STOKED to tell you that we're playing two amazing festivals this summer: South Country Fair in beautiful Fort Macleod (July 21-23) and the Calgary Folk Music Festival (July 27-30)! We are beyond thrilled and honoured to be included - both these festivals have fantastic lineups and we're so looking forward to taking in all the sun, music and fun. And you may notice that we have some new band photos! Thanks for the fun photo shoot, Sebastian Buzzalino from Unfolding Creative Photography.
April 7, 2023
Hippity Hoppy Happy Easter All! While you are gorging on Cadbury Cream Eggs and spiral ham, The Lovebullies are busy plotting their next moves and we are bursting to tell you but can't just yet! We'll be announcing some new summer dates later this month! Thank you to everyone who is ordering CDs and vinyl. Our album should be here by early summer!
March 29, 2023
Wow! Our record release party for "Somewhere" was a smash! We quickly sold out two nights at one of Calgary's best live music venues; The Ironwood Stage and Grill! The audiences were so receptive to our new songs and we couldn't be more thrilled. Our new record is officially available on all your favourite streaming sites. Please hit our "shop" page to find out how to get a copy of the CD. You can also help us raise some dollars to manufacture our vinyl by reserving a copy for $40!
(You know you want to.)
As usual, we have many exciting announcements to make soon about upcoming gigs for the 2023 season! At the moment we are taking a short break while we get caught up on our 'other' work (haven't been signed yet!!!).
Thank you for checking in and thank you for all your support and to our local public radio stations who continue to support all the great Indie artists! We love you Radio Radio, CBC, CKUA and CJSW!
March 20, 2023
Check out Calgary artist Violet Costello (violet_costello on Instagram!). She's an incredibly smart, observant, quirky and talented painter whose work has captured international attention. Her work is described as both "amusing and unsettling". She was so inspired by our song Uneasy Feeling that she made a painting featuring The Lovebullies! Check out her IG to have a gander!
February 16, 2023
WHY DO THEY CALL IT A CRUSH?
To date we have released three brand new singles, London 1969, House Of Chandeliers, with the latest being "Crush" that came out in time for Valentine's! They are available for your enjoyment on all your favourite streaming platforms! In other news, our March 10/11 album release at The Ironwood Stage in Calgary, Alberta is pretty much sold out (only a few seats left) and for that we are so very grateful!
January 24, 2023
RECORD RELEASE NEWS!
Buckle up! Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th we will be celebrating the release of our fourth studio album "Somewhere"at The Ironwood Stage in Calgary, Alberta. We suggest you reserve a table soon as we sold out quickly last time!
IRONWOOD STAGE: 1229 9 Ave SE Calgary Alberta 403-269-5581 email@example.com
January 16, 2023
We have been bursting to share some very cool news and finally got the green light! We will be making an appearance on CBC's longest running one hour TV show HEARTLAND (squeal) this Sunday, January 22 2023 at 7pm. Heartland is in their 16th season and viewed in over 100 countries worldwide. We got to spend some studio time at OCL with producer Russell Broom and an absolutely fabulous day on set shooting in High River, Alberta with the very loveable and down to earth Heartland Family!
The Lovebullies brand new 11 track album "Somewhere" is set for release in early 2023. Click the YouTube link for our first single "London 1969"!
The album, made possible by Calgary Arts Development Authority, was recorded at The National Music Centre, in August 2022 with Juno nominated producer Graham Lessard.
Please visit our SHOP page to reserve your autographed copy!