Ottawa’s highly energetic nine-piece pop ensemble are playing Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton this week.
If you’re looking for something different: big hair, big vocals, synchronized dance moves, and hugely catchy pop songs delivered by a highly energetic nine-piece pop ensemble (and really, who isn’t looking for that?), look no further than the Ottawa powerhouse, The PepTides. Hailed by Exclaim! Magazine as one of Ottawa’s best live acts, the band are currently making their way through the province this week playing shows in Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton.
August 9 | The Capital Complex | Fredericton
August 10 | New Brunswick Pride | Saint John
August 11 | Tide and Boar | Moncton
The PepTides is a nine-member band with a distinctive larger-than-life pop sound. The five vocalists and four instrumentalists draw on funk, electronic and disco influences. In 2017, the band was featured on the cover of Ottawa Life Magazine as “Ottawa’s Best Band.”
A snapshot of Canadian diversity, The PepTides is an eclectic community of musicians with a rainbow of identities: girls and guys, gay and straight, English and French, black and white and in between, Ukrainian, Mexican, Guyanese, Cree, Acadian, Armenian and Scottish.
The group is noted for its extravagant live performances featuring thick vocal harmonies, theatrical choreography and colourful visuals. The PepTides’ songs juxtapose upbeat music with lyrics that comment on far-reaching themes like love, hate, revenge, sex, religion, war—and getting ready for dates.