October 22nd, 2012
Starting today The Tom Fun Orchestra‘s long awaited 2nd album “Earthworm Heart” is available for sale via pre-release campaign! This latest release from Tom Fun follows up their debut album from 2008 “You Will Land With a Thud”. If you can not wait any longer, be sure to pick up the best package for you! The pre-release campaign includes a digital and physical version. The digital package includes an immediate download of 5 songs upon purchase and the full download on the release date. The physical package includes an immediate download of 5 songs, a digital link the day of the release and a signed copy of the CD sent out the day of the release, November 13, 2012!
The band are also about to embark on a national CD release tour starting next weekend, October 26 in Charlottetown, PE. Check out the dates on the right of the screen and make sure you head out to one the numerous shows across the country to check out the band and grab your copy of “Earthworm Heart”!
November 8th, 2011
What a great weekend we had down in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia! We could not be happier about the outcome. Carmen was the recipient of 4 Music Nova Scotia Awards this weekend for her debut album Waitin’ and Seein’. The list of accolades includes Female Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Rock Recording of the Year and Recording of the Year. Of course, Carmen was up against some tough provincial competition and we congratulate everyone on the recognition of their success. Here at Company House we are so excited that Carmen has been recognized for all her hard work over the years. It is very well deserved!
After all that excitement it’s also important that we give a shout out to our other favourite Cape Breton rockers, Slowcoaster on the win of Group Recording of the Year. Congrats guys!
We met so many great people, saw so many fabulous shows and even did some pretty rad bowling over the course of 5 days. Props to Music Nova Scotia for putting on another awesome event. We will see you in Liverpool 2012!
September 21st, 2011
Fall is here and with it comes an exciting week in Nova Scotia music. This years Music Nova Scotia Awards and Conference will be held in Yarmouth, NS on November 3-5, 2011. What’s even more exciting is that Company House and Carmen Townsend have been nominated for 7 awards! Our lovely Carmen has been nominated for 5 awards including Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, New Artist Recording, Rock Recording AND Recording of the Year. That’s a major accomplishment and we are really proud! The Entertainer of the Year award is voted on by the public and you can vote for Carmen on the Music Nova Scotia website. Please go vote!
Along with Carmen’s great news, Company House CEO Darren Gallop was nominated for Industry Professional of the Year and Manager of the Year. Congratulations to all the nominees, what an amazing talent pool we have here. We’re really excited to head to this years conference and we’ll see you all in Yarmouth on November 3!
May 31st, 2011
It’s been a fabulous 2011 so far with great sucesses for both Carmen and Tom Fun. Now that summer is here, both bands are getting ready to hit the road and visit the rest of Canada. Carmen and her band have started their Spring Cross Canada Tour this week. The shows start in Ontario and head west. Following the west coast dates, the band returns home to play some of your favourite East Coast summer festivals. Check the dates to the right if you are looking to catch any shows! Carmen is also touring with a new drummer, Steve Wilton. Steve happily stepped up to the plate to fill Thomas’s shoes after he broke his hand before the tour began. We are very glad to have him, so please give him a warm welcome as he rocks across Canada with Carmen and Shane.
Tom Fun will also be heading out this summer on a West Coast tour. Their dates start in June and they’ll be making sure they bring their rocking circus sideshow to a town near you! Since Thomas was also drumming for Tom Fun, they are in search for a summer drummer as well. Stay tuned for updates from the good ship Tommy Fun!
April 27th, 2011
We’ve been quiet because we’ve been so busy in the office getting things ready for May (and enjoying some spring sunshine). We had a great ECMA weekend in Charlottetown two weeks ago. Both Carmen and Tom Fun rocked the socks off PEI! We also got to meet lots of great new people and see lots of new bands! Massive congrats going out to all our friends who took home little pewter statues from the award show including Slowcoaster, Chris Colepaugh, Halifax Pop Explosion, Jamie Foulds and Tim Martin.
Now it’s spring! And with that comes… more travelling! Carmen and her band will be heading off to the UK in May for The Great Escape Festival, a Canadian Blast Showcase partnered with Music Nova Scotia and an appearance at The Liverpool Sound City Festival! This is Carmen’s first trip to the UK and we’re really excited for everyone to get a taste of the new record. Stay tuned for date and time information coming later this week.
Also later in May, after returning from their UK misson, Carmen, Thomas and Shane will hop in the van and drive across this beautiful motherland on a cross Canada tour. They’ll be making all kinds of stops, so again stay tuned for more dates and times. Information will be updated in the event section on the right as they are solidified. We hope you can make it out to some shows!
March 30th, 2011
Carmen’s second single off her recent release Waitin’ and Seein’ is now at radio stations across the country! We would love if you could help us get the word out there and request the tune. You can request hearing River Rat at the following locations and in the following cities near you:
The Verge, XM Satellite Radio
The Giant 101.9 (Sydney,NS)
Phone: (902) 270-4487
Live 105 (Halifax, NS)
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Live-105- Halifax/103161393070787
Q 104 (Halifax, NS)
Prince Edward Island
K-Rock 105.5 (Charlottetown, PE)
Atlantic Beaver Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/atlanticbeaver?sk=info
Atlantic Beaver Email: email@example.com
All Request Hour Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wolf (Regina, SK)
730 (Dauphin, MB)
Rock 106 (Lethbridge, AB)
Rock 105.3 (Medicine Hat, AB)
98.3 (Kamloops, BC)
Request Form: http://www.98.3cifm.com/request.php
The Wolf 106.9 (Nanaimo, BC)
Phone: (250) 760-1069,
Request Page: http://www.1069thewolf.com/pages/2398669.php?
Also, while we were in Austin, Texas for SXSW we filmed the video for River Rat! It was an amazing experience with our director Tim Martin and the amazing crew from Austin. The video will be ready in a few short weeks and we cant wait for you to see it. In the mean time, you can check out the live warehouse performance of River Rat produced by our pal Darcy Campbell over at Shot On Site Media HERE.
March 29th, 2011
Hey everyone! We are back in our homeland of Canada after a two week adventure with Carmen Townsend and her band to CMW in Toronto and SXSW in Austin, Texas. We have had such a great time on the road and we even managed to make a few fun stops for surfing and sight seeing on the way home. What a life! The showcases at both festivals were amazing and we are so thankful to everyone for coming out and having such a great time with us. Special thanks to Paquin Entertainment and The Halifax Pop Explosion for inviting us to be part of their festival showcases. Now it’s on to the next thing! We have just two short weeks before we get ready and pack up the van again for the ECMA in Charlottetown, PE. We have a busy ECMA weekend planned and we are looking forward to hanging out in Charlottetown for the weekend. You can catch both Carmen’s band and Tom Fun multiple times throughout the weekend. We’ve listed the shows in the event section, so please come out and join us for a rockin good ECMA time!