“They are one of those bands where you are like ‘yeah man, they are gonna be in stadiums’”
– Jeff Liberty, CBC Radio Host
Waterfront Fire’s sound is a distinct blend of modern rock, introspective lyrics, soaring vocals, and progressive arrangements with thematic tendencies similar to that of Pink Floyd, Rush, or Led Zeppelin. The band’s captivating live performances hypnotize you with entrancing melodies and unmatched energy. They have been compared to bands such as The Tragically Hip, Hey Rosetta! and even modern pop rockers Paramore. Rob Wells of Sony Publishing once compared the band to the Swedish jazz-fusion pop group Dirty Loops.
These comparisons are as diverse as the band’s influences which span many genres. The result is a unique and eclectic sound that is distinctively Waterfront Fire.
In the past two years they have shared the stage with bands like Said The Whale, Alvvays and Blue Rodeo; toured Eastern Canada; received an East Coast Music Award nomination for Rising Star of the Year (2017); received MusicNL Awards for Alternative Recording of the Year (2015 – First Light) and Rising Star of the Year (2016); and were nominated for Group of the Year (twice), Entertainer of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. The band has represented Canada internationally at a songwriting exchange program in Trinidad & Tobago, and their music video is in regular rotation on NTV. Waterfront Fire's music has been played on national radio and has been featured by CBC radio personalities such as Rich Terfry and Jeff Liberty. This Modern Rock 5-Piece have released an EP and one studio album, and have their second studio album nearly completed. Waterfront Fire pride themselves on their dedication to making music they love and providing fans with engaging and entertaining performances at every opportunity.
WATERFRONT FIRE ARE
Andrew Boyd – Guitar
Jordan Coaker – Vocals
Cody O’Quinn – Bass
Ben Thistle – Guitar
Ryan Tobin – Drums