TORONTO – February 2, 2012 – Iconic Canadian pop-rock group, Treble Charger, will be inducted into the SiriusXM Indies Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel as part of the 12th Annual SiriusXM Independent Music Awards (“The SiriusXM Indies”) at Canadian Music Week (CMW). The awards acknowledge, promote and honour achievements of Canadian and international artists in the independent music sector.
Since forming in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario more than 20 years ago, Treble Charger has established itself as a mainstay of Canada’s power-pop sound. Their debut full length album, nc-17, released in 1994 became Canada’s best-selling indie record at the time and brought them commercial attention through airplay on MuchMusic and college radio throughout the country. With an intuitive sense of technology and camaraderie in their community, Treble Charger released their follow-up self-titled EP with an accompanying CD-ROM zine featuring 30 of its favourite Canadian indie bands.
With each subsequent album, Treble Charger refined its cutting–edge sound and delivered singles worthy of multiple JUNO Awards nominations including Best Rock Album, Best Single, and Best Alternative Album throughout the late ‘90s and early 2000s. Their albums Maybe It’s Me and Detox have both been certified gold by CRIA while Wide Awake Bored went platinum on the strength of lead single “American Psycho” and consistent touring.
Treble Charger’s energetic performances have fueled audiences around the world, touring with the likes of Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins and Our Lady Peace. Despite several personnel changes within the group, the band proved its versatility by continuously pumping out new music that its audience wanted to hear. After various side projects and breaks the band officially disbanded in February of 2006.
After almost a decade apart, founding members Greig Nori and Bill Priddle will reunite for the induction to bring back such hits as “American Psycho” and “Red” – two of the band’s signature tracks.
Tickets for the SiriusXM Indie Awards are on sale now for $39.50 plus taxes through all Ticketmaster outlets, Rotate This, and Soundscapes, as well as online at www.ticketmaster.ca. Ticket buyers may also call 1-855-985-5000 to charge by phone.
In addition to this presentation, the 2012 SiriusXM Indie Awards will honour the achievements of 140 deserving artists across 28 categories when nominations are announced later this month.
About SiriusXM Canada
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About Canadian Music Week
Celebrating 30 years, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries. Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a five-day period from March 21 to March 25, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and over 60 various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For more information, visit www.cmw.net.
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