SHORT BIO:

Towodo is a six-piece original ensemble who integrate elements of psychedelic electronica, funk, and hip-hop into their compositions. The group has been collaborating since the spring of 2013. Towodo’s live performance juxtaposes ancient, and in some cases sacred instruments alongside modern methods of music making. Their music touches the boundaries of technologic possibility while staying true to the emotion only live instrumentation can bring to a performance.

Notable influential artists include Radiohead, Xavier Rudd, Balkan Beat Box, Oka, and Bonobo.

Towodo is currently in the production phase of their first studio album titled “The Depths”. Album release is scheduled for spring 2015.

FULL BIO:

Meet Towodo, a sonic project well in the making. Originating in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2009, Mike De Groot (turn tablist, electronic percussion, didgeridoo) and Stephen Barkman (bass) began working on the idea of an electronic inspired project presented in a live fashion. After years of writing, sampling and experimenting with sounds revolving around digital beats and bass grooves, these two reached out for the expertise and creativity from the locally rich musical community. Chloe Shindruk (keyboard, vocals), Nicholas Turnbull (drums), Liam Karp (lyricist), Dan Bertnick (drums), Matt Filopoulos (electric guitar) and Scott Campbell (projections) completed the musical and visual experience of Towodo. The group has been collaborating, writing and arranging since the spring of 2013.

These wide eyed,tie-dyed, electrified, bonafide hip-shakin’ humans will take you on somewhat of an outer space odyssey. This is achieved by combining elements of the electronic, psychedelic, and hip-hop/trip-hop realm.

Towodo’s live performance juxtaposes ancient, and in some cases sacred instruments alongside modern methods of music making. Their music touches the boundaries of technologic possibility while staying true to the live instrumentation that fuels the emotion in their performances.

Towodo is focused on incorporating elements of art into their performances. This includes the active use of projections and lighting which breathes visual life into their music. This fusion of audio experience and visual experience plays a massive role in influencing the members of Towodo and is a driving force for their future musical works.

Mike Degroot – DJ, Producer, Synths, Didgeridoo

Liam Karp – Vocalist

Chloe Shindruk – Keys, Vocalist

Stephen Barkman – Bass

Nick Turnbull – Drums

Rob Turnbull – Guitar