Clear skies for Kanata band.
Kanata-based band Open Sky will release its second full-length album ‘Let the Light Shine Again’ on March 22 at Algonquin College Commons Theatre. The collection of songs is a follow up to the band’s award-winning first album, ‘Until the Sun Comes Out Again.’
Kanata-based band Open Sky will be hitting the stage at Algonquin College to release its second full-length album later this month.
Let the Light Shine Again is the follow up to the band’s award-winning first full-length album, Until the Sun Comes Out Again, released in 2011. Since then, the band has been working tirelessly, writing new material and recording songs in studio.
Open Sky – which consists of brothers Mike Boucher on lead vocals and guitar, Jared on vocals and bass, Nathan on drums and vocals, and long-time friend Jonathan Felske on lead guitar – will launch the second album at the new Algonquin College Commons Theatre on March 22.
“This is our biggest show yet.” said Jared. “We have already sold 550 tickets.”
The launch party will feature two other local bands, Finding Chuck and Go Long (!).
Open Sky released the first single, titled Mona Lisa, from the new album on March 12.
“The feedback we have been getting is incredible,” said Jared.
The feedback has been so great that the band has decided to put its album on iTunes, a first for them.
“The songs (on the new album) are fun and easy to catch on to,” added Jared.
Open Sky will be releasing, one at a time, the title of all 11 new tracks on its Facebook page as a countdown to the launch.
After the release of Let the Light Shine Again, the band plans on touring radio stations across Canada over the summer, said Jared.
Open Sky released its first full-length album in 2011. Until the Sun Comes Out Again won two national awards and sparked interest in the band.
The band played the main stage during the Canada Day in Kanata event in 2011 at Walter Baker Park, as one of the opening acts for headliner Sloan. The concert had a great turnout and gained the band a larger, more local fan base, said Jared.
The bandmates – who have been playing together for more than a decade – recently bought a house together in Kanata with the intention of making it the band’s headquarters.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit openskyband.com.