Friday, November 11, 2011

CBC Cover me Canada names the top Canadian band next week!

By Vicky Tobianah
Special to Heebonics

There’s only one week left before CBC Cover Me Canada names the top Canadian band and awards them a recording contract and $100,000 cash prize. The show initially asked for bands to send in video submissions performing iconic Canadian songs and from over 5,000 submissions, about 50 were chosen for a live second audition. They were narrowed down even further to just eight bands, who have been performing Canadian cover songs and competing every week to win this title. The two bands left are Whosarmy and The Melanie Morgan band.

Max Trefler joined Whosarmy while studying music at Humber College. “I had an opportunity to be in this rock band and it was what I always wanted to do so we had to decide if we would continue studying or take a shot at making it in music business,” said Trefler.

Trefler, along with bandmates Greg Markham, Travis Wood and Cory Williams decided to pursue their music careers full-time and focus on their band. Whosarmy is an indie rock band that prides itself on being a brotherhood and not just a front-man band. “We all work together equally to write songs, rehearse and produce great music,” said Trefler. Their main musical influences are U2 and Coldplay because of their musical talent and the fact that they stayed friends throughout decades of playing music together.

Trefler says he’s a proud member of the Jewish community. He attended Hebrew school up until his Bar Mitzvah and looks up to famous Jewish musicians like Max Weinberg, the drummer from Bruce Springsteen.

Check out the Heebonics feature page in the coming weeks to learn more about Trefler and find out which band made it to the top.

In the meantime, you can help save one of the bands from elimination by voting here, and checking out the bands on Facebook and Twitter. The bands that create the biggest “online buzz” will have a better chance of taking first prize!

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