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March 2015 Tour update

Our March 2015 Western Canada Tour is underway! The shows in Kamloops and Revelstoke were great! Check out the remaining tour dates below!

March 16: Calgary, AB - Vern's Bar
March 17: Edmonton, AB - Bohemia
March 20: Moose Jaw, SK - TBA
March 21: Moose Jaw, SK - Chiller's
March 23: Lethbridge, AB - The Slice
March 24: Elkford, BC - Sneaky's Pub
March 25: Nelson, BC - The Royal
March 26: Kelowna, BC - Fernando's
March 27: Vancouver, BC - Pat's Pub
March 28: Mission, BC - The Stage

Spring Western Canada Tour 2015

This March we're celebrating spring by hittin' the road and playin' shows all over Western Canada! Matt Stanley (Vocals/Guitar) and Sean Poissant (Drums/Mandolin) will be joined by Kris Ruston (Keys) and Sean Schneider (Bass). We're gonna kick it off with a big hometown show at Cactus Jacks with local bands "I've Taken A Lover" and "The Caspians" on March 13. We're very excited to bring the music to the people, hope to see ya'll out there!

March 13: Kamloops, BC - Cactus Jacks

THE DECOYS RELEASE NEW SINGLE "DON'T HESITATE"

The Decoys have released their new single "Don't Hesitate."

The song was co-written by singer/guitarist Matt Stanley and. close friend of the band and former member, Jarrett Boyetchko. "Don't Hesitate" is the first single from The Decoys upcoming, still untitled, full-length studio album, which will be released in 2015.

"Don't Hesitate has been a staple of our live shows for quite some time," said Stanley, "so we're very excited for it to finally get a proper release."

Fall & Winter 2014 Tour Dates

Here's a list of shows coming up for the remainder of 2014 (will be updated frequently).

SEPT. 20: KAMLOOPS, BC - THE DIRTY JERSEY PUB w/ Isobel Trigger & Falcity
SEPT. 27: REVELSTOKE, BC - THE LAST DROP PUB
OCT. 17: KELOWNA, BC - FERNANDO'S PUB w/ Aviator Shades
OCT. 18: PENTICTON, BC - VOODOO'S
NOV. 21: GOLDEN, BC - THE ROCKWATER GRILL & BAR
NOV. 22: GOLDEN, BC - THE ROCKWATER GRILL & BAR

 

THE "SUMMER OF GEORGE" TOUR

We're playing a bunch of dates around BC & Alberta this summer! Make sure to come out and party with us when we're in your neck of the woods.

July 12: Revelstoke, BC - The Last Drop Pub
July 18: Prince George, BC - Nancy O's Restaurant
July 19: Pritchard, BC - Private Party
July 23: Golden, BC - Rockwater Grill & Bar w/ The Gibson Block
July 25: Legal, AB - Kilroy's Pub
July 26: Legal, AB - Kilroy's Pub
August 7: Kelowna, BC - The Habitat w/ The Wisers

The "Schrodinger's Cat" Tour

Hey all here's a quick schedule of the wee spring tour thus far:

March 14th - Kamloops, B.C. Dirty Jersey

March 15th - Prince George, B.C. Nancy O's

March 17th - Jasper, AB Whistle Stop (St. Patty's Day)

March 19th - Edmonton, AB - Richard's Pub Jam Guests w/ Canyon Rose Outfit

March 21st - Calgary, AB - Blind Beggar w/ Burlap Sac & David Michael Kemick

March 22nd - Legal, AB - Kilroy's Pub Legal Hotel

March 29th - Golden, BC - Golden Taps

April 5th - Kelowna, BC - Fernando's Pub

FEBRUARY 2014 - UPDATE

FEBRUARY 2014
UPDATE

IN THE STUDIO

The Next Chapter - September 2013 Update

Hello To All Our Friends And Followers,

 

There’s a lot of interesting things going on in the Decoys camp these day and I figured some of you might be interested in what we’ve been up to. We’re certainly at a place in our band where we feel a new chapter has started and we’re really looking forward to the future.

July 2013 Update

Hello All!

We just wanted to take a second to update everyone on the latest in the Decoys camp.

STUDIO
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We've been hard at work building our new rehearsal space and recording studio and we're very close to getting in there and recording our new songs. We're very excited about the new material we've been working up, so far we have about 10 songs and there's plenty more on the horizon. We'll be playing some of the new songs at our upcoming shows, so make sure not to miss 'em!

Vote MSATD As Canada's Best New Artist!

Matt Stanley And The Decoys are currently in the running to be named Canada's Best New Artist from CBC Radio West and It would mean a lot to the band if you voted for us. Round one of audience voting is underway right now and the grand prize winner gets $20,000 worth of gear from Yamaha Canada, an audio-video session with CBC music and a high profile gig at a music showcase in Toronto. The shortlist will be announced on February 25th so vote everyday until then!

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