Wilderness of Manitoba

The Wilderness Of Manitoba now is a much different animal from the rootsy group that notched a Juno nomination for their previous album, 2012’s Island Of Echoes. There have been major changes in both personnel and style, as reflected in their superb new album.
The sound now is lush, layered and harmony-heavy, with something of a Fleetwood Mac feel. Vocals are shared between Amanda Balsys and mainman Will Whitwham, whose guitar prowess really catches the ear here.
The disc was produced by Joe Dunphy at Revolution Recording, with guests including Alex Lifeson (Rush), Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Rheostatics), and Howie Beck.
In its four and a half year existence, THE WILDERNESS OF MANITOBA has released three albums and two EPs. It has recently completed its fourth album, ‘Between Colours’.The band has toured the US, the UK, Canada, the Netherlands and Germany. It made its UK debut at the End of The Road Festival where they received a standing ovation. They have been invited to perform at SXSW and the Reeperbahn Festival.

In 2014, the band was nominated for a JUNO Award in Canada.

With its previous album, Island of Echoes, the band had three straight Top 10 singles on the CBC Radio 2 charts and one on CBC Radio 3. Initial Between Colours single, “Leave Someone” debuted at #16 on CBC Radio 2 and has been added by CBC Radio 3.

Second album, When You Left The Fire, received strong support from WFUV in New York and KEXP in Seattle, and the band filmed in-studio sessions for both stations.

The band has had its songs featured in such US television series as Parenthood and Haven.

Tour Dates

January 22 – Call The Office – London, ON
January 23 – Mills Hardware – Hamilton, ON
January 24 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
February 8 – Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
February 12 – Flashbacks Nite Club – Kelowana, BC
February 13 – The Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
February 14 – Alix Goolden Hall – Victoria, BC
February 16 – Spiritbar at Hume Hotel – Nelson, BC
February 17 – Rockwater Bar & Grill – Golden, BC
February 18 – The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
February 19 – Republik – Calgary, AB
February 20 – Amigo’s – Saskatoon, AB
February 23 – Crocks – Thunderbay, ON
February 26 – Starlight Social Club – Waterloo, ON
February 27 – The Grad Club – Kingston, ON
February 28 – The Red Dog – Peterborough, ON
March 5 – La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC
March 6 – Le Cercle – Quebec, QC
March 7 – Ritual – Ottawa, ON