JJ and the Pillars


“The Wolves”

JJ and The Pillars are a 3 piece Folk-Rock outfit originating from small town Peterborough, ON. They have been making a splash in Toronto, Most recently winning The Edge Next Big Thing out of nearly 700 Canadian Bands, and playing Koi Fest, Indie Week, CMW and The 2014 CASBY Awards with Arkells, Tokyo Police Club, Dear Rouge and More.

JJ Thompson, a musical theatre grad, reunited with an old high school friend Brett Wright after a 5 year hiatus, JJ asking Brett to fill in for ‘one’ show on Bass, an instrument Brett had never touched. Stefan, a friend-of-a-friend, ended up answering a last minute Craigslist Ad “Need a drummer… Yesterday” that JJ had posted. They’ve been bandmates and close friends ever since.

JJ and The Pillars recently finished recording a 7 song EP in Toronto with producer, and friend of the band, Ross Hayes Citrullo. Their Single “The Wolves”, mastered by the legendary João Carvalho, has been on the rise on 102.1 The Edge’s Top 30, Canada’s Biggest Rock Station, by popular demand.

JJ and The Pillars are on the rise, and are starting to prove success through out the Toronto music scene bringing in the likes of USS, Sam Roberts, Matt Mayes,
I Mother Earth and more.

“It’s been a crazy first year for The Pillars, we’re excited for what’s next”
JJ Thompson, Lead Singer.

Tour Dates

January 15 – Club Absinthe – Hamilton, ON
January 16 – Detour Music Hall – St. Catherines, ON
January 17 – Van Goghs Ear (DSTRCT) – Guelph, ON
January 22 – The Observatory (Algonquin College) – Ottawa, ON
January 23 – Merchant Tap House – Kingston, ON
January 24 – O Patro Vys – Montreal, QC
January 29 – Call the Office – London, ON
January 31 – The Moustache Club – Oshawa, ON
February 21 – The Fox – Barrie, ON
March 6 – The Historic Red Dog – Peterborough, ON
March 7 – The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON


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