about the band
We are a folk band from Ottawa, Canada.
Our music pays homage to our roots, the people in our lives, and the good things in life.
In June 2017, we released our debut album Radiance. It was recorded live off the floor by Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Jim Bryson, etc.) at Little Bullhorn Studios, our musical home.
Since forming late in 2016 we have performed a number of shows in Ottawa and Wakefield, Que., and a series of shows in and around Peterborough. In 2017, we played at a variety of different venues including appearances at CityFolk, the Grey Cup Festival, and our own album launch.
Songs from our album have garnered air play on CKCU, CBC Radio, and CHUO as well as on online radio stations.
Since its release, Radiance has thousands of unique listeners on Spotify and iTunes. The title track of the album was used in two episodes of a popular CBC web comedy series too. We have shows lined up for 2018, as well as plans to record and release our follow-up album in the fall.
Our music has broad appeal, and our live performances are energetic, engaging and enthusiastic.
“I love it when musical talent, passion and people having a good time come together…..that’s Gentlemen of the Woods and what our fans saw when they kicked off our 105th Grey Cup Festival in Ottawa.” - Mark Goudie (COO/CFO Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group)
"Great charismatic band with a feel for crowd pleasing songs" - Dave Draves (Little Bullhorn Studios)
"Sounds like Ottawa is kinda getting its very own Elliott Brood! I mean that in a positive way..." - Michael Banovsky (via twitter) after hearing Eye of the Hurricane on Spotify
"If you haven't already, go check out @GOTWband on spotify and iTunes and anywhere else. Great tunes. Amazing folk sensibilities. Catchy melodies. Sweet plucky gold." - Matty McKechnie (Graven)
Mario Carlucci - Drums
Geoff Cass - Guitar, Harmonica, Lead and Backing Vocals
Chris DaSilva - Guitar, Mandolin
Ryan Davies - Bass, Backing Vocals
Doug Taylor - Banjo, Lead and Backing Vocals
February 12, Irene’s with The Mayhemminways , Ottawa
March 23, Pressed with Chelsea Imogen, Ottawa
June 29, Cafe 1870, Wakefield
May 25, The Garnet, Peterborough
May 27, Whitevale Spring Festival, Whitevale
May 28, The Point, Lakefield
June 28, the Main Event, Ottawa
September 16, CityFolk’s Marvest, Ottawa
October 6, Live on Elgin Album Launch - SOLD OUT, Ottawa
November 22, Aberdeen Pavilion, Grey Cup Season Ticket Holder Party with Amanda Rheaume and more, Ottawa
Jan 12 - Irene’s with the Mayhemmingways, Ottawa
Feb 10, Canadian Legion, fundraiser
May 25 - Cameron House, Toronto
May 26, Whitevale Spring Festival, Whitevale
May 27 - The Point, Lakefield
April 28, Irene’s with Graven and Brooklyn Doran, Ottawa
July 1, Dominion Day with Jim Bryson, For Esmé, Amanda Rheaume, Ottawa
August 25, 19th Annual Silo Party, Osgoode
September 15, CityFolk’s Marvest, Ottawa
September 28, Batstone’s Northern Ramble with Jimmy Tri-Tone Band, Renfrew
October 14, Old Ottawa South Fall Festival, Ottawa
Live Radio Appearances
SiriusXM - May 26, Canada Now with Jeff Sammut
CKCU - April 4, 2018, live in studio, Friends with Benefits
CKCU April 25, 2018 Live in Studio, Both Kinds of Music
CKCU June 16, 2018 Live in Studio, Canadian Spaces
CKCU September 4, Live in Studio, Friends with Benefits