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One of the greatest moments in our musical career happened last Monday when we walked into the Hart House Chamber Strings’ rehearsal.  They were expecting us – The MacHams – with their sheet music in place and all ready to go.  The University of Toronto musicians had invited us for their upcoming pops concert, where they will be performing our songs with us!  How cool is that, right?! We’re excited for the FREE concert happening on Saturday February 4 – Click on the link for more info: Hart House Chamber Strings ...Read More
Posted Wednesday January 25, 2012 at 11:59PM by The MacHams
Well, it’s that time of the year again! No, we’re not talking about Thanksgiving... IndieWeek is around the corner! And this year, it’s exciting for us because: (a) it’s our 3 rd IndieWeek (b) it’s our first time playing at Tattoo Rock Parlour (c) we’re reuniting with our talented friend Blaise Alleyne (d) ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!  So come and show your support on Friday October 14 th – Click on the link for more info: The MacHams @ IndieWeek 2011 ...Read More
Posted Saturday October 8, 2011 at 8:56PM by The MacHams
Wow, it's either been a while since we blogged on this thing or when we reloaded our website we lost some posts :s   Anyway, it's great to be back!  Goodbye summer vacation, hello school and work!!! So besides having a couple of great gigs coming up, we're releasing Lucky Number 7 to College Radio this Fall!! Sounds pretty exciting, eh?!  Yes, it's true that we were supposed to release our new song BUT we changed our minds and decided to share Lucky Number 7 with Canadian universities and colleges across the nation.  There's something about the song that just brings us back to summer fun and beaches and moonlit skies! Ha! Anyway, we'll keep you posted. ...Read More
Posted Sunday September 11, 2011 at 12:30PM by The MacHams
This post is a few days overdue but we wanted to share with you that Ryerson University on St. Patrick's Day was the place to be!  The student union called us to put a show together for the green beer drinking celebration at Ryerson's pub - Ram in the Rye.  Everyone loved it, including the girls that wanted more of JP's hip-thrusting, behind-the-head, guitar solos!  Sláinte! ...Read More
Posted Wednesday March 23, 2011 at 2:23PM by The MacHams
Call it what you want - Canadian Music Week, Canadian Music Fest, CMW or CMF. We're super excited to be one of the festival's showcased bands.  The MacHams are scheduled to play a private or closed show at the Royal York Hotel on Wednesday March 9th and another show for ticket holders and passes at The Piston on Saturday March 12th.   Hope to see y'all there! Wooohoo! URL: http://canadianmusicfest.com/tickets/ticket-details/?schedule_ID=207&band_ID=511 ...Read More
Posted Thursday March 3, 2011 at 4:12PM by The MacHams
Yes! It's true! We're in the process of getting Glide on RBN 2.0. ...Huh? English please! Basically, a newer version of Rock Band Network (compatible with RB3) is being released that will have new features, such as vocal harmonies.  Anyway, we're hoping that the song passes the testing phase so that you'll be able to download, play, and sing "Glide" with your friends at your next Rock Band 3 party! ...Read More
Posted Sunday January 23, 2011 at 1:29PM by The MacHams
Have you "liked" our FaceBook page yet?  Go to www.facebook.com/themachams and "like" us!  We just updated it with some news and a new video.  Check it out! And... don't forget to sign up to our Newsletter to get the latest news first! Keep rockin' ...Read More
Posted Saturday November 20, 2010 at 2:14PM by The MacHams
FaceBook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169475649746428   Hey 'Hammies! Mark your calendars because The MacHams are playing the Hard Luck Bar (Toronto) on Saturday December 11 for the Y108 Rock & Roll Challenge.  It's gonna be a fun night full of some awesome indie bands so we need your support to convince the judges that we're the best! Check out the TOUR page and FaceBook Page for more details.  By the way, we have advanced tickets available too! Keep on rockin'! ...Read More
Posted Friday November 12, 2010 at 4:41PM by The MacHams
Oops! It's been brought to our attention that there was a typo in our newsletter.  Vomstock 3 in Brampton is this Friday November 3rd, and NOT Saturday.  Thanks for the heads up! Check the TOUR page for details ...Read More
Posted Monday November 1, 2010 at 10:20PM by The MacHams
Alright! So basically we're at GrandPrixKartways in Downsview for Bands 4 Blood, an indie band concert where people can check their blood type with the great people from Canadian Blood Services. Anway, don't forget to check out SNAP North York for coverage of the event and of yours truly, The MacHams! ...Read More
Posted Saturday October 30, 2010 at 9:23PM by The MacHams
Hey 'Hammies, it's INDIEWEEK! You know what that means... 150 bands from October 13 to 17. We're excited to perform on Thursday October 14 at the Hideout (484 Queen St W) If you wanna be blown away, you gotta check out this show. Doors open at 8pm BUT we rock the stage at midnight (so technically Friday) Come hang with us! Click for details(external link) ...Read More
Posted Thursday October 14, 2010 at 3:44AM by The MacHams
Well, we're excited to play INDIEWEEK again! This year we'll be performing at the Hideout on Thursday October 14 . If you wanna see a truly bizzare promo video, check out our IndieWeek video on the site or on our YouTube Channel (external link) We had a lot of fun making this video!!! ...Read More
Posted Thursday October 7, 2010 at 11:04PM by The MacHams
Hey! We have a new single out - GLIDE. Follow this link for the Press Release: http://tinyurl.com/24kak33 (external link)   You gotta admit, it's a rockin' song! ...wait, what? YOU HAVEN'T HEARD IT YET! Ahhhhhhh! Yes you have. It autoplays when you come to this website. Still not sure if you've heard it yet? Well then go to iTunes and listen to it! ...or our Music page ...or just YouTube it!  :D   Can you tell we're stoked about it??!! "spread your wings and GLIDE !" ... ...Read More
Posted Sunday September 19, 2010 at 4:32AM by The MacHams
We had an amazing turn out, performances, and overall CD release PARTY on Friday Sept 3 at The Piston. It was off the hook! For those of you who made it out, you know what we're talkin' about! Thanks for celebrating with us! :D And a special thank you to our friends/special guest performers: - Bravina J - Glass Tambourine - Dashworks - Joel Martin & Selyne Maia - The Muso Project One Love ...Read More
Posted Sunday September 5, 2010 at 6:02PM by The MacHams
The MacHams are excited to announce the official CD release party for their debut album STARE SMILE TALK taking place on Friday, September 3rd, 2010. Click here for details ...Read More
Posted Thursday August 5, 2010 at 7:03PM by The MacHams
WOW! BIG TIME CHANGES! A HUGE THANK YOU to the dynamic duo – award winning graphic designer Fernando Mascetta and award winning friend Chris Ciavarella - for fully transforming our website to compliment the theme of our debut CD – STARE SMILE TALK. Please take a few minutes to browse through the different pages, and let us know what you think (check back often for updates).   Don't forget to check our SHOP page to get your copy of our debut album - STARE SMILE TALK. ...Read More
Posted Sunday July 25, 2010 at 10:57PM by The MacHams
On Friday July 23 rd The MacHams were at the Phoenix Concert Theatre as nominees for the Toronto Independent Music Awards.  As the night progressed, we were honoured when 680 News’ Rudy Blair announced The MacHams as the winners of the “Best Live” category.  Oh what a feeling!!!  Thanks to everyone that was there to support us! ...Read More
Posted Sunday July 25, 2010 at 10:05PM by The MacHams
Hey Hammies!   Here’s a new one: Mc Master Ham ilton   ...that’s exactly what a new fan cheered as the “Best Musical Act” award was given to The MacHams at the 3 rd annual HMFF (Hamilton Music & Film Festival).  What a great way to end such an awesome festival filled with amazing talent and a fun lovin’ crowd!   http://hamiltonmusicfilmfest.com/ ...Read More
Posted Friday July 23, 2010 at 1:26PM by The MacHams