The Abbreviations. Abbreviations. Abbreeves. Abbrvs. Andy, Dave, Fraser and Nick have been honing their alt-rock sound under the sometimes smoggy, sometimes sunny skies of Hamilton, Ontario.Since 2006, Abbreviations have grown as a group, playing shows across Ontario with the likes of Arkells, Grizzly Bear, Huron, Tokyo Police Club, Most Serene Republic and Sloan.The Abbreviations. Abbreviations. Abbreeves. Abbrvs. Whether spelt out or abbreviated, Andy, Dave, Fraser and Nick will be playing a club near you in the near future, with a little help from Harvey D (featured on “Take A Shot”).