Next Show 03-23-13 - The Only Cafe Toronto, On
03-23-13 - The Only Cafe Toronto, On 03-01-13 - Festival M.E.L. Montreal, Qc
The Hangers established their spot in the Montreal underground scene in 2009 when the Medias raved up the hometown boys as “the revelation” of the first Montreal Ska festival. With building success, the band launches its debut album ‘Half The Fun’ to a sold out crowd at Savoy du Metropolis and will follow up that release with a tour of Quebec and Ontario.
Over the next few months, The Hangers made a named for themselves by sharing the stage with big names in the ska scene such as The Planet Smashers, Chris Murray, and Colectivo. The young and refreshing combo caught the attention of Ska veteran, Mitch Girio, who is charmed by the original and groovy tunes of The Hangers and signs on to produce their second album.
2011 is a determinant year for the band; as soon as they’re done the recording sessions for Get Your Ticket, The Hangers are on a mission to expand their fan base by doing their first national tour, sponsored by the Montreal Ska Society. The Hangers played 16 cities in 24 days. Positive repercussions are instantaneous; their sophomore album receives good critics, not only from local medias, but also from across the country, the U.S., South America, and Europe.
It goes without surprises that the band was invited to take part in the 2011 edition of the Montreal Ska Festival. Yet again, the band delivered a performance that didn’t go unnoticed: the festival Montreal En Lumière invited the band to bring their energy to a larger audience by having them perform during the “Caliente Series 2012″. Shortly after an epic performance, the band hit the road for another national tour, this time presented by Team Canada Music.
The Hangers stand out from the crowd by mixing a variety of styles, including Rock, Funk, Ska and Reggae. The quality of the band’s sound is undeniable as mentioned in an album review “The Hangers are yet another group north of the U.S. border that are going hard and succeeding. It is a unique compilation of not just one style of music.” The warmth and the party atmosphere they bring to the stage are contagious, to a point where more and more people want to experience The Hangers live in concert!
2013 is off to a good start as the band have been reinvited to perform at Montreal en Lumière. Shortly after the festival the band will start to work on new material, for an upcoming release. However, what the band really enjoy is to be on tour and connect with its fan base, as a result there will be another national tour this summer.
management & booking JAG