If you were to pick a place to base a rock band out of very few would decide St. John’s Newfoundland, but the Novaks are not every band.
During a recent interview with the Novaks vocalist/ guitarist Mick Davis he
told me that being based out of NFLD has some set backs but he would not do it
any other way. Mick said that they have never really considered moving to a
different city and that making it work off the rock is a sense of pride. “We
have to leave a day early that’s about he only problem with it and that is not
too bad” but Mick also admitted that the Novaks have never really toured in
December around eastern Canada but are hoping to have good luck on this jaunt.
The upcoming tour with Toronto’s White Lightnin was the work of each bands respective label and Mick thinks these kinds of tours are great
ideas. “We split up the headlining depending on which city we are in and it
allows both bands to have a good crowd,” stated Mick. The combination of White
Lightnin and the Novaks seems to be something that should have already
happened. Both bands are hard rocking trios who play authentic rock with no
pandering to pop culture norms. Mick has done these shared headlining tours
before and says they have had a lot of great luck with them and that with the
Canadian music scene bands have to work together to break into new markets.
When looking at the tour dates the Novaks are making another run for Montreal, Mick said that even though their shows and radio play in
Montreal is not as successful as he would hope it is still one of their
favorite places in Canada. They
are also hitting up the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto where Mick says they have
built a pretty good following. This past April they played their first
headlining show at the Horseshoe and it was a great success in their eyes.
December 10th the Novaks will make their return to Fredericton’s Capital Complex supporting their new digital EP “Big World”
which Mick says was a work of necessity. During the long winters and down time
Mick said they needed to record these songs to release something for their fans
and for the band. “The time off from touring is necessary but we have to have
these projects to feel like we are a band, we feel like we have to continue to
work and not get used to not being busy.” Mike said that they are very lucky
that their bass player Mark Neary is a talented studio engineer and makes
recording a lot easier. Mick promised that they have more then
enough material for a new album ready and that there will be a lot more new
music from the Novaks over the next few years.
Make sure you check out The Novaks and White Ligthnin on their December tour! Get more info on the Novaks at www.thenovaks.ca
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Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
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