The Creekside Strays
There’s a songwriting oasis that exists in a landscape of truth and harmony that was carved by the strong voices and loud guitars of the 60s and 70s; a festival fervour that took you from mellow, muddy depths to blissful, sing-along highs; a revolution and independence that captured you mind, body, and soul. The Creekside Strays are traveling that landscape in search of that elusive and exclusive oasis.
The Stray’s fusion of alternative rock, funk, and soul contains the wild-eyed abandon of The Black Crowes, the mystic attitude of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and the wandering spirit of Pearl Jam, and their songs resonate with anyone who’s familiar with the unmistakable feeling of putting needle to wax. They are making music that rekindles a return to pure, dynamic songwriting with heart and purpose, a process deeply rooted in the songwriting traditions of journeymen like Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty, but also possess a modern flare by dressing up their melodies and hooks with a bluesy desperation.
After the overwhelmingly successful release of their debut EP "Tiger Waltz," the Strays have now recently released their highly-anticipated, sophomore EP "Honour Amongst Thieves." Following the release of “Tiger Waltz,” the EP received campus radio airplay all throughout Canada, was featured on CBC Radio 2 and 3, and the first single "I've Done Wrong" was regularly featured on the Indie Show of London's top rock station FM96. The band and the EP also generated a large amount of buzz with several press articles, interviews, and features done on the band. For "Honour Amongst Thieves," the Strays have again dove into their infinite songwriting catalogue and dug out four new rock n’ roll gems that will further showcase their well-crafted and poignant songwriting, and at the pace the band is going one can't help but see that they are on their way to becoming one of Canada's most up-and-coming and formidable rock acts.