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Canvas Wall

ArtForm: CityShowcase Act/Composer

Canvas Wall are a fresh, pop rock band with their new EP 'Mannekind' set for release this summer. With a summer full of shows ahead, be sure to catch them live. Caution - songs may get stuck in your head!

Original biog

Canvas Wall are a fresh take on a blend of genres, from blistering stadium rock to head bopping indie pop they manage to create a colourful interweaving and textured sound, layering spine tingling melodies over a banging vacuum packed rhythm section. Their songs sing of soul searching visions fuelled by a passion for life. Never before has there been a need for such a musical tapestry until Canvas Wall stepped forward and created one.

The band formed in 2008 by four like-minded musicians (Simon Dounis, Craig Rogerson, Nathan Bryans, Alvin Ho) who felt the need to create music that was different. They spent the next two years writing, rehearsing, touring and building a following and a name in London’s buzzing music scene. In 2010 they released their first single, ‘Sooner or Later’, followed by ‘Close to the Edge’ which gained national and international Radio play in the UK (BBC introducing on 3 counties radio, ONFM, Amazing FM, Total Rock Radio, Recharged Radio, Brooklands Radio, Caroline Radio, Krystal Radio) Malta (XFM, Bay Radio) and Finland (Radio Nova) which was followed by a sponsored mini-tour.

In 2011 Canvas Wall also released their first music video for ‘Close to the Edge’ under the creative wings of the world famous visual effects company, The Mill (Gladiator the movie, Florence And The Machine’s- No Light No Light) which saw 11,000 hits in 8 months and are now making plans for their next video and single release, ‘The Road to Bliss’, from their Debut album titled ‘Thinking Out Loud’. After debuting the album to thousands in Malta at the Great Beer Festival, they returned to the UK to launch the album in London in August. With the momentum gained from the single releases, Canvas Wall has ensured that this album will not go unnoticed with radio guest appearances lined up, gigs booked around the UK along with press, album reviews and appearances on video blogs a plenty!

With Energy by the truckload and an unquenchable appetite for making music and playing live, Canvas Wall will keep doing what they do best. The guys are extremely hard working, and focused on a future that is looking bright, with determination and a passion for what they do.


Biog as updated for City Showcase in 2016

Featuring In:

Canvas Wall in Eastpak
Thursday 05.05.2011
Friday at 229 - 12/10/12
Friday 12.10.2012
London Dragon Boat Festival
Sunday 26.06.2016
ESM 2016 Sunday
Sunday 17.07.2016
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