Bio & Press
They say that the best things in life take time, and the four guys in CITY AND THE SEA know they are worth the wait. Some say the band was abducted by aliens many years ago, shown the ways of interstellar rock ‘n’ roll and given the gift of great songwriting. Others say they unearthed an ancient tomb where they discovered the magic of rock ‘n’ roll.
The more believable story is that the members of the band have spent countless hours writing great melodies mixed with hard rock guitars and have played show after show singing them to audiences. Their sound has been compared to the Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, and Smashing Pumpkins.
Nick Cino (Lead Vocals, Guitar) and Dave Marini (Bass) have known each other since they were in elementary school. High school and college were spent rocking more than studying. Several name and lineup changes came to an end when Jon Daly (Lead Guitar) and Joe Piccolo (Drums) brought the band full circle. City and The Sea’s first single, “Fool’s Union” received airplay on college radio across Canada and the video for the track was featured nationally on MuchMusic and MuchLoud.
Their most recent EP, ACTION FIGURES features five songs that signal a loud and melodic sound, with the post-apocalyptic, fist in the air track “Strange Feeling” kicking things off. And in a tradition of many great rock bands that came before them, the second single “Living It Up” shows the band’s ability to get a few panties off here and there too. Songs that you can sing along to; songs with character and heart.
The last five years have been a whirlwind of activity: tours of Europe and Canada, showcases in New York City, opening slots for Wide Mouth Mason and Die Mannequin, a featured slot at Supercrawl 2013, sharing the bill with the likes of Passion Pit, Joel Plaskett Emergency and Fucked Up. Airplay on college and commercial FM stations across Canada (Rock 95 – Barrie/Y108 – Hamilton/FM96 – London/K-Rock – Kingston/The Wolf – Regina/The Bridge – Nelson/Mountain FM – Whistler)
Kids are catching on to their fun and high energy stage show, these guys don’t fool around in the rock ‘n’ roll department. CITY AND THE SEA are ready to believe you!
“Action Figures is a revealing snapshot of a band hitting its stride, toying with the next fork in the road to venture down. Worthy of blasting while cruising the roads of summer, it’s a solid set of rock tracks cut from timeless cloth.” – Open Till Midnight, Toronto
“City And The Sea have tremendous potential. This effort may have been an exercise finding themselves and their sound, they need look no further. These guys have talent and these guys have heart. Expect big things from them” – I Can’t Believe My Earz, Toronto
“Only came across this Canadian band this afternoon, grab a few listens and check out the fuzzy guitar riff in your left hand speaker – That`s definitely some quality mischief in the production department, menacingly hook heavy and deliciously soulful. The lead single `Strange Feeling` is out now on a free download, the forthcoming EP entitled `Action Figures` is due out in 2013 – The A to Z of excellent Hamilton bands has just got one line longer.” - Mojophenia, UK
“Seriously, this is a fun band with a big sound. Turn up the volume and play your best air guitar.” - The DaDaDa, North Carolina
“Hamilton rockers City and The Sea are back with Strange Feeling, the lead single of their forthcoming EP Action Figures, out in early 2013. It’s a straight up in your face rock song, with instantly rememberable hook.” - Here Comes The Flood, Netherlands
“This single, Strange Feeling, equips their Rock’ N Roll melodic hooks with a layer of blasting harmonies. I am especially fond of the ending of
the tune, where the grungy guitar unison leads to the ending with an overdriven guitar solo. It’s a perfect moment to show off your air guitar skill.” – Music Psychos, Toronto