January 31st, 2017
We've been awarded two showcases at this year's ECMA Awards in Saint John, NB.
September 16th, 2016
We're thrilled to announce that 'Own the Light' has been nominated for Pop/Rock Recording of the year at this year's MusicNL Awards. We're also proud to be nominated for Group of the Year. We'll see you in Bonavista in October.
September 1st, 2016
We're heading out on our first Atlantic Canadian tour next week, and we hope to see you on the road.
Tour dates below:
May 10th, 2016
Coors Light Presents:
FAIRGALE LIVE AT THE ROCKHOUSE
W/ The Analog Age
We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Coors Light & The Rockhouse for an event on Friday May 27th. Tickets are on sale now at The Ship Pub and Fred's Records in St. John's.
-February 8th, 2016-
It's been a long time coming, but we're extremely happy to announce that Fairgale is returning home to Trinity Bay for a one night only acoustic performance on March 12th at the Winterton Recreation Centre.
It will be an all ages event and doors will open at 7:30 PM. Tickets will go on sale Monday, February 15th and will be available at Baccalieu Collegiate in Old Perlican, Hindy's Gas Bar in Winterton, or by contacting any member of the band.
-December 14th, 2015-
"Own the Light" is officially released! It is available at our online store, at Fred's Records in St. John's as well as on itunes at the link below.
-November 20, 2015-
Our official album release show for "Own the Light" will take place at The Republic on Saturday December 12th, 2015. We will be joined by special guests, Dave Whitty Band. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase tickets you can reach us by social media or by texting/calling 709-764-7486.
-October 2, 2015-
With our debut album nearing completion, here are some shots taken during the recording process.
-September 15th, 2015-
This crowd video captured our live collaboration with Trooper on their classic We're Here For A Good Time! Recorded @ George Street Festival 2015.
-September 13th 2015-
Newfoundland Herald's Fairgale Article
"St. John’s Rockers Fairgale have emerged as one of the island’s must see live attractions."
Four piece St. John’s based rock outfit Fairgale have much to celebrate this summer. Winners of the highly competitive Rock the Block Challenge, which saw the winning artist open up for Canadian rock legends Trooper, Fairgale has watched its profile rise considerably in recent months, cementing the newly minted group as one of the most in-demand rising groups in the province.
“It was awesome all around,” Band member Stephen Green shared. “We entered that Rock the Block contest a while ago, expecting that it could do big things for us. We didn’t really realize to what extent it could go. It exceeded our expectations in a big way.”
Fairgale entered rarefied air when their stripped down cover of Trooper’s We’re Here For A Good Time became a viral internet sensation. The video which saw the band perform a bare-bones version of the iconic track, complete with a piano in St. John’s airport no less, became a social media sensation, and proved to be the tipping point in the band’s bid to win the Rock the Block competition.
“We knew that was something we always had in the back pocket,” Green recalled. “With this Fairgale project we have a love of taking songs and reinterpreting them. We thought is there a Trooper song we can take to do this with?” We settled on We’re Here For A Good Time, sat down on the piano and started singing some harmonies and thought it was cool…Thank God we did post it because that was the turning point for the competition. Our buzz after we pulled that off was through the roof.
“We knew, it being our first voting competition that we were going to do well just with that core support,” he added. “From there, the video, and the fact that people knew that Trooper had responded, I think that’s what sort of put it over.”
Founding Member Andrew Rodgers noted that, fan response not withstanding, the fact that Trooper themselves praised the cover on social media, win lose or draw, Fairgale had accomplished an early milestone.
“We expected to get some votes, but the fact that Trooper contacted us right after we posted (the video) was pretty crazy,” Rodgers said. “They said to us that no matter if we won the competition or not they still wanted us to get up with them and perform that version of the song. We kinda felt like we had already won the competition anyway, because that was almost bigger than the competition itself… almost”
During the second night of the Festival, Fairgale did indeed open up for Trooper, while also kicking off the icons set with their own version of We’re Here For A Good Time, before being reintroduced for a collaboration on monster track Raise A Little Hell, and sharing in the band’s final bow.
“They did a lot for us just in gesture that we really didn’t expect,” member Brad Tuck shared. “We didn’t know what was going to happen. They didn’t have to do any of that. It was a really cool moment.”
Fairgale’s origins go back several years to Hant’s Harbour, where Rodgers and Tuck grew up and played together, with friend Gary Powers in nearby Winterton coming on board soon after. The trio have been performing together since the age of 17, with the guys collaborating with Stephen Green roughly 2 years ago. The current incarnation of Fairgale took shape in the Fall of 2014.
“We played in a cover band for a few years,” Green said. “We traveled around the province doing cover gigs for dances and that sort of thing. We wanted a separate title to sort of establish the artistic side of us, of what we do. With Fairgale, it started off with a slightly different lineup and the focus was to write and do reinterpretations of covers, be really creative and bring out the artistic side.”
The band announced that their debut studio album is nearing completion, with a target Fall 2015 release date, produced by Robert Kelly. “It’s been mostly a fun process,” Green said with a laugh. “Summertime is just so busy. We’ve probably hit a few delays just based on everyone’s schedules…It’s coming along really nicely. We’re super stoked for it and now settling into the end of August and September we’ll be able to dig right back into it and clue it up.”