“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
Straight out of -40 degrees in Canada’s Yukon, comes the power trio Speed Control with super tight, riff heavy, harmony rock. Steeped in a jazz and classical background they have turned to their true passion – rock n’ roll.
Highlights include Atlin Arts & Music Festival, Aurora Illumination Concert Series with Sam Roberts, Folk on the Rocks, Panamania 2015, National Arts Centre’s Northern Scene, Suicide Prevention Concert in Iqaluit, and Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Speed Control were finalists for Best New Group in CBC Radio’s inaugural Searchlight competition for their song, “Tent City”. In the last year, Speed Control has played over 230 shows including opening spots for Sloan and the Sam Roberts Band.
In addition to shows of their original music, they have a passion for music education and have played concerts in 435 schools to upwards of 250,000 students and teachers. They’ve written and recorded 65 rock anthems with schools. Along with playing festivals, theatres, and clubs, Speed Control’s signature rock camp is in high demand, working with kids from 8 to 85 and all skill levels. Speed Control delivers workshops and does performance coaching with young bands. They are youth engagement specialists!
On the road for six to seven months per year, they are known as the hardest working band in the north. They have released three recordings: The ADD Sides, FAB, and the most recent, a self-titled album.
Speed Control is sponsored by Yamaha Canada Music.