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Bio

The adventurous nature of Road Waves makes it a challenging task to define the energy-packed four-piece 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 exploration with a huge sound.

Since the conception of the band (2014), Road Waves has been moving full steam ahead with the release of two albums, and three major cross-country tours. With ‘The Lighthouse’ released in 2015 and ‘Red Sun Rising’ in 2018 the band shows no signs of slowing as they build their history in Canada with plans of touching down in the USA soon.

Founded by Ji Sharp in 2014, the group is still young, their history short and sweet, but they have already made a mark in their hometown of Niagara Falls, ON, and are currently touring Canada, supporting their second album release, ‘Red Sun Rising’ (Available on all streaming platforms).

Alongside Ji Sharp’s emotional vocals and soaring guitar, Don Letourneau operates melodic layers of keyboards over a fierce rhythm section consisting of the bold drum beats of Matt Maxwell and Yo Izumita’s massive bass grooves. 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 – very much like the living being that is music. Road Waves is a band to look out for on the tour circuit and music festival scene.

1000 Lights (Single)

https://open.spotify.com/album/3GKTyxpf32PoWlrVjPhCwUProduced 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)

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

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

The Lighthouse (2015 Album)

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

Past Performances

Festivals

  • 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 – 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”

CONTACT

E: roadwavesband@gmail.com

  • P: +1 905-321-4556