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An evolution of the groups “The Strange” and “45 Spacer”, Sound Cinema was formed in 2019 by brothers Jack (vocals and guitar) & Patrick Di Blasio (piano and drums) along with Shawn Heeren (bass). Sound Cinema is heavily influenced by the anthemic records of rock bands like Tears for Fears, U2, The Killers, The Kings of Leon and Oasis which they blend with their more contemporary influences in the pop-rock & EDM genres.

 

In their primary school years, the concept of playing in a band didn’t seem so far out of reach after watching the final performance in School of Rock. The student musicians in that film quickly became idols and the brothers hastily signed up to perform at their elementary school talent show. After falling in love with the adrenaline rush of performing, they turned their dad’s garage into a studio and the brothers began to write their own songs.

 

On numerous occasions in their early years, rehearsals and recording sessions ended early after being interrupted by the sound of bottles being smashed against the garage door by upset neighbours; not to mention a few scathing letters sent from City Hall. The boys have come a long way since their early days in the garage — now they’re a pop band.

 

To date, Sound Cinema has opened for EG Daily at The Whiskey a Go Go (500 people) and performed at the Pacific Coliseum for Truth and Reconciliation (5000 people). They’ve also performed at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival and won the Musician’s Institutes Battle of the Bands.

 

In the College scene, Sound Cinema performed at both the Welcome Back BBQ (4000 people) and end of year Block Party (4000 people) at UBC supporting artists like Gold Link, Troyboi and Joey Bada$$.

 

Most recently, Sound Cinema was slotted to open up for The 1975 (17,000 people) in Istanbul, Turkey this past June but, unfortunately, the show was cancelled by the government due to civil and political unrest.

 

The band released their first EP in April of 2019. EP2 is set for January 2020.

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