Will Whitwham, founding member and main songwriter for the Wilderness of Manitoba, has recorded a solo EP entitled End of Dreams. The majority of the songs were produced, recorded and mixed by Will in his own Delaware House studio with him singing and playing all of the parts. Two additional songs were recorded and mixed at Revolution Recording in Toronto. These sessions were produced by Graham Stairs and Will was accompanied by Brian Kobayakawa on electric and stand-up bass, David Gouveia on congas and percussion, Tom Bona on drums, Mika Posen on violin and Stefan Banjevic on cello. String arrangements were by Jim McGrath. Stay tuned for release information!
We’re pretty excited to announce that the Wilderness of Manitoba has been nominated for Sync Artist or Songwriter of the Year for 2018’s Canadian Sync Awards. The song, Nothing’s Ever Said, written by Will Whitwham was featured three times in the Halloween episode of the NBC television series This Is Us. We have to thank music supervisor Jennifer Pyken, our US licensing person Steve Scharf and our manager Graham Stairs.
Another song from The Tin Shop EP, Wild Wind, is going to be featured in an upcoming episode of the CBS television series Elementary.
You can check out Nothing’s Ever Said here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhgkbzy1n7Y
Our single Cindy Runs hit #1 on CBC Radio 3’s charts this week! Check it out:
We’re super excited to share with you the great news that our song Nothing’s Ever Said from the Tin Shop EP is going to be featured three times in tonight’s broadcast of the US television series This Is Us. It’s on NBC in the US and CTV in Canada. Last week’s episode was watched by 10.2 million viewers! Can’t wait.
We will be performing with Deep Dark Woods at Longboat Hall in Toronto this coming Friday, November 3rd. The last time we shared a stage with them was Folk Alliance in Memphis! You can buy tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1506796
Finally! It’s been a long time coming, but our fifth album, Across The Dark, will be released in Canada on September 15th. We will also be touring across Canada and are looking forward to connecting with you all again. Our friends at Exclaim premiered first single, Cindy Runs, and posted some of our upcoming shows. More to be announced soon!
We are excited to be playing the River and Sky Festival next week on Thursday, July 20th. This will be a full band show. We will be sharing the main stage with Wintersleep, Skye Wallace and Tofino. If you’re going to be there, come and check us out! We’ll be performing some songs from our new album coming out in the fall.
Will and Raven will be playing three shows this week as part of The Tin Shop EP stripped down duo tour. This will be the last chance to catch this special intimate concert. They will be joined by good friend Eamon McGrath for Guelph and London, and both Eamon and Jenny Berkel for Ottawa.
You can buy advance tickets here:
May 18 – Guelph, Silence with Eamon McGrath
Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/silence-presents-eamon-mcgrath-and-wilderness-of-manitoba-tickets-33527839671?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button
May 19 – London, The London Music Club with Eamon McGrath
Ticket link: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/17811
May 20 – Ottawa, Rainbow Bistro with Eamon McGrath and Jenny Berkel
Ticket link: http://ticketf.ly/2n81mNE
Happy Release Day Everybody! The Tin Shop EP is available today. You can buy it on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/the-wilderness-of-manitoba/id424323028 or stream it on Spotify:
Also, if you are in St. Catharines tonight, come and see us perform at the Niagara Artists Centre. You can buy tickets here:
Our stripped down duo tour kicks off this week in Toronto at the Burdock Music Hall on May 4th. We’re also playing the following two days at the Niagara Arts Centre in St. Catharines on May 5th and Mills Hardware in Hamilton on May 6th. Here are the advance ticket links and Facebook event pages for these shows. See you there!
May 4 – Toronto, The Burdock Music Hall with Jenny Berkel
Ticket link: http://burdockto.com/shows/?show=574
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739078829755626/
May 5 – St. Catharines, Niagara Artists Centre with Jenny Berkel
Ticket link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1455316
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1459557840756152/
May 6 – Hamilton, Mills Hardware with Jenny Berkel
Ticket Link: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1457253
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/852290278243172??ti=ia