From Left to Right; Matt Maxwell, Ji Yehia, Yo Izumita at the 2015 Niagara Music Awards
Photo by G3 Designs

Bio

Road Waves has been touring heavily across Canada for the past 4 years while curating an energetic, soulful, and funky show that consistently pushes the bar. Their heartfelt songs in combination with top-notch musicianship conjure unique, musical adventures night after night. This powerful unit shows no sign of slowing down as they build their history across Canada, USA, and eventually world domination.

The adventurous nature makes it a challenging task to define the energy-packed jamband that touches on the roots of funk, blues, rock, and jazz. Their shows are built on a philosophy of playing from their hearts and an open mind, making for an exciting journey with a huge sound. The synergy with their audience is apparent from the start, and each time a song is played, it grows and develops as a better version of itself–much like the living being that is music.

Founded in 2014 and fronted by composer/vocalist/guitarist, Ji ‘Sharp’ Yehia, this funky four-piece has been moving ‘full-steam ahead’ with the release of two albums, two singles, and four years of major cross-country tours. The unique writing and playing style of Ji collides with the bold beats of Matt Maxwell and driving grooves of Yo Izumita in a way that can’t be put into words and must be experienced.  Road Waves is a band to look out for on the tour-circuit and music festival scene.

CONTACT

roadwavesband@gmail.com

 +1 905-321-4556

Music

HINDSIGHT (Single)

Artowrk for Road Waves' 2020 single, Hindsight

LISTEN TO ”HINDSIGHT’ ON SPOTIFY

Released January 17, 2020
Recorded live off the floor on November 7, 2019 at Stonehouse Recording in St Catharines, Ontario

Vocals & Guitar: Ji Yehia
Drums & Vocals: Matt Maxwell
Bass: Yo Izumita
Piano/Organ/Synth: Don Letourneau

Music & lyrics by Ji Yehia
Produced by Ji Yehia & Russ Donohue
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Russ Donohue

℗ 2020 Road Waves, Inc.

1000 Lights (Single)


LISTEN TO 1000 LIGHTS ON SPOTIFY

Produced by Ji Sharp Yehia and Joe Lapinski
Recorded and Mixed by Joe Lapinski at WOW! Recording Studio
Mastered by Jeff Fedge of Fedge Mastering
Graphic Design: Ji Sharp Yehia | Recorded Live Off The Floor |
all rights reserved

RED SUN RISING (2018 ALBUM)

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Produced by Ji Sharp Yehia and Joe Lapinski
Recorded and Mixed by Joe Lapinski at WOW! Recording Studio
Mastered by Jeff Fedge of Fedge Mastering
Graphic Design: Ji Sharp Yehia | All Songs Recorded Live Off The Floor |
all rights reserved

The Lighthouse (2015 Album)

Front cover of the lighthouse - Road wave's first album

LISTEN TO THE LIGHTHOUSE ON SPOTIFY

Released May 15th, 2015
Recording, Engineering, and Mixing: Matt Keighan @ ​www.audiomat.ca​|
Mastering: Siegfried Meier @ Beach Road Mastering |
Produced by Road Waves on Turtle Island - 2015 |
Graphic Design: Ji Sharp Yehia | All Songs Recorded Live Off The Floor |
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License

Festivals Performed

  • Sound of Music Festival 2019 – Burlington, ON, Canada
  • Feels Good Folly Fest 2019 – Gagetown, NB, Canada
  • Element Music Festival 2019 – Princeton, BC, Canada
  • Artswells Festival 2019 – Wells, BC, Canada
  • 39 Days of July 2018 – Duncan, BC, Canada
  • Markham Village Music Festival 2019 – Markham, ON
  • Cranfest 2018 – Salt Spring Island, BC
  • Big Rock Music Festival 2018 – Port Dover, ON
  • Indie Week 2017 – Toronto, ON
  • Niagara Falls Night of Art 2016 & 2017
  • In The Soil Arts Festival 2015, 2017, 2019 – St. Catharine’s, Canada
  • Come Together Music Festival 2017, 2018, 2019 – Durham, ON, Canada
  • Livestock Niagara Music Festival 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 – Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
  • Frogfest Festival 2017 – Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
  • Mount Carmel Fine Arts Festival 2017 – Niagara Falls, ON
  • Northern Vibe Festival 2017, 2018, 2019 – Ophir, Ontario, Canada
  • Springlicious 2015 – Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

Additional Performances

  • The Roxy Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
  • Rose and Crown – Banff, Alberta
  • Corktown Pub – Hamilton, Canada (multiple times)
  • City of Niagara Falls Museums – Niagara Falls, Canada (multiple Times)
  • Simcoe Street Theatre – Collingwood, ON
  • The Sanctuary – Ridgeway, Canada (multiple times)
  • The Cage 292 – Toronto, Canada
  • Cameron House – Toronto, Canada (Multiple Times)
  • Warehouse Concert Hall – St. Catherines, Canada (multiple times)
  • Hard Rock Café – Niagara Falls, Canada (multiple times)

Accolades

8​th​ Niagara Music Awards (2015) – Winners of “Jazz Group of the Year” and “New Group of the Year”