Fairgale is a Newfoundland pop/rock band with influences ranging from Kings of
Leon to Oasis. Much like Blue Rodeo or The Eagles, Fairgale has two lead vocalists
ensuring a fresh sound from track to track, and three-part vocal harmonies that
resonate with audiences. Fairgale consists of four members, three of which were
childhood friends who have been performing together for over a decade.
The Newfoundland Herald described Fairgale as “One of the Island’s must see
acts” in 2015. When Chris Kirby was asked what made him want to work with
Fairgale on their sophomore album Pillars, he replied “...their chilling vocals and
harmonies, and the songs are just fresh and exciting. For four guys, they make a
lotta racket."
Fairgale has opened for artists such as Trooper, Yukon Blonde, and Sloan. In 2015,
the band recorded a ballad version of Trooper’s “Here for a Good Time” in an
effort to garner votes for the inaugural Rock the Block contest held in St. John’s
Newfoundland. The winner would be given the opportunity to open for Canadian
Classic Rock legends, Trooper, at the 2015 George Street Festival. In an
unexpected series of events, the version caught the band's attention; so much so
they invited Fairgale on stage to perform it with them whether they won the
contest or not. The initial video was released on Facebook and was exceptionally
received by fans on social media and also caught the attention of several local
media outlets including the CBC and NTV. The band did live interviews on several
CBC Radio outlets and on CBC Television’s Here and now during the George Street
Festival. The band was also featured NTV News “Entertainment Spotlight".
The band has gained a reputation on various social media platforms for releasing
stripped down reinterpreted cover videos of many different well-known artists, as
well as fun and quirky videos. Fairgale released videos for the singles
Sleepwalking and I Don’t Know from their debut album “Own the Light”. Both
video launches were extremely well received online.
The band was chosen by the CBC as one of “5 Bands to see at East Coast Music
Awards in Saint John”. Fairgale was awarded showcases at both the Pop Rock
Stage and Rising Star Stage for East Coast Music Week 2017.
In the fall of 2017 Fairgale released the first single from their upcoming album,
Pillar. Pillars will officially release on April 28, 2018 in St. John’s, NL and the band
is embarking on a Newfoundland & Labrador tour in conjunction with the album
through May and June. Furthermore, they will be setting their sights on a
Maritimes Tour in the fall of 2018.