The Watchmen Say Goodbye

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Few bands have made as dramatic an impact on the Canadian music scene as Winnipeg’s own The Watchmen. The band, which currently features vocalist Danny Greaves, bassist Ken Tizzard and guitarist Joey Serlin, developed a reputation for being one of the best live acts on the road and grew an intense and adoring fan base, thanks to five gold and platinum selling albums. After fifteen years putting out some of the most compellingly original rock and racking up an impressive list of honours and awards, the hard working trio is moving on to new things and other projects.

The band gained famed and heavy rotation on MuchMusic for the single “Boneyard Tree” off the 1994 sophomore releaseIn The Trees, having already developed a substantial following from its debut McLarenFurnaceRoom. The Watchmen’s latest and last effort, Slomotion, is a two-disc set complete with a CD of new material and a retrospective on the band’s impressive career.

Fans will have a chance to say goodbye at two sold-out performances at the Pyramid Cabaret on December 19 and 20, which will mark The Watchmen’s final hometown concerts. The venue is appropriate, as the formerly-named Spectrum was the hall where the band honed its skills.

Serlin is continuing on with production work for Edmonton outfit The Populars – who are also opening for The Watchmen during its farewell tour through western Canada – as well as playing with a new band called Redline. Greaves is currently collaborating with former Change of Heart member Rob Higgins, while Tizzard is peforming with former Big Wreck vocalist Ian Thornley.

The band put up a special announcement for fans on their website, confirming the rumours that had been spreading over the last few months.

“It was a very difficult decision for all the band members but in the end it was decided that it would be best for all of us to move on to new artistic endeavours and challenges,” the band wrote on www.the-watchmen.com. “It has been an incredible ride. After five records, thousands of shows around the world and countless memories, we can look back on our work with pride.”

Visit The Watchmen online at www.the-watchmen.com .

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