“When audience members – in the middle of the performance – approach me and say, 'Please bring them back!' I take note – and that’s what was happening when I presented Speed Control this year. I started writing to their manager about next season while this season’s show was still underway. Such is the dynamic of these three talented, witty and energetic chaps.”- John Miller, Artistic Producer, Stratford Summer Music
Hailing from Canada’s North in the Yukon, Speed Control is the rock band that can make you move even at minus 40! Described as “Super tight, riff heavy, harmony rock” (The Province, Vancouver Sun), Speed Control has a captivating sound with an energy that will leave you smiling, singing, dancing, and wanting more. Brothers Graeme and Jody Peters have been joined by new members Eric Holland (Drums, Vocals) and Greg McLaughlin (lead guitar, vocals). With the added depth and creativity, new material and new energy is on the way.
Drawing on influences from Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, The Barenaked Ladies, and Motley Crue, Speed Control is 100% Rock and Roll. They are a band that plays hard, with passion and energy, be it to 40, 400, 4000, and the end goal of 40,000 people. This may seem like a lofty goal, but if you can live in the Yukon, load in and out of shows at minus 40, and still come out sweaty, then this doesn’t seem like too hard of a mountain to conquer.
Highlights include Atlin Arts & Music Festival, Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, Folk on the Rocks, Big Winter Classic in Calgary, Suicide Prevention Concert in Iqaluit, Breakout West and every stage they’ve played. Speed Control were finalists for Best New Group in CBC Radio’s inaugural Searchlight competition for their song, “Tent City”. In 2019, Speed Control played over 230 shows including support slots for Sloan and the Sam Roberts Band.
They’ve grabbed the opportunity to focus on writing and recording the fourth album during 2020, releasing two singles to date - Inspector Tang and Headlights.
Sponsored by Yamaha Canada Music, Speed Control is a rock band that believes in education. While on tour, the band puts on workshops, school shows, and a School of RAWK.