Toronto-based rock outfit The Mohrs are bringing their 23-city tour to Red Deer April 1st with a show set for Fratters.
The Mohrs are described as a band that delivers a unique take on, “Anthemic, big-riff rock that’s simultaneously fresh and familiar.
“Tracks like Better and Perfectly Sane anchor Mohr’s impactful lyrics and soaring, intense singing with arena-ready riffs and a rock-solid rhythm section. It’s powerful, pure, sexy, and full of swagger.
The band – comprised of guitarist/vocalist Jackie Mohr, guitarist Marc Girardin, bassist Greg Markham, and drummer Max Trefler – was originally born as a songwriting project between Mohr and Canadian performer, songwriter, and producer Hawksley Workman.
Following a stint on the CBC’s Cover Me Canada with her previous band, Living In Red, Workman recognized a quality in Mohr and invited her to his northern Ontario studio to collaborate on a fresh collection of tracks.
“Playing guitar has always been an important part of what I do,” Mohr attests, and that’s clear on virtually any of the band’s offerings. Growing up in Winnipeg, she picked up the axe at age 13 and joined her first band shortly thereafter. Eventually, she started penning her own songs and in 2006 launched Living In Red which Girardin later joined. Though the group disbanded shortly after the Cover Me Canada stint, the core of Mohr and Girardin continued their collaboration.
“After the show, it became apparent to me that music was what I needed to do,” Mohr said. That’s when Workman came calling and essentially planted the seed that would sprout into The Mohrs. Markham and Trefler joined the fold soon after, and as Mohr asserts, “Finding them was a huge game changer.
“Getting out and playing shows whenever we can is really important to this band,” Mohr added. “We need to get out there and show people what it is we do.”
From Workman taking the group under his wing to invitations to perform alongside the likes of Danko Jones, Electric Six, and k-os, industry heavyweights know what hoards of fans are soon to learn – that The Mohrs mean business.
“We’re bringing rock back.”