JAN 15TH – JJ & THE PILLARS ( EDGE’S “NEXT BIG THING” WINNERS ) @clubabsinthe @jjandthepillars #hamont
Thursday, January 15, 2015at 9:00pm
38 King William St, Hamilton, Ontario
Club Absinthe Proudly Presents:
JJ and The Pillars w/ guests
TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY DEC 15TH
JJ and The Pillars are a 3 piece Folk-Rock outfit originating from small town Peterborough, ON. They have been making a splash in Toronto, Most recently winning The Edge Next Big Thing out of nearly 700 Canadian Bands, and playing Koi Fest, Indie Week, CMW and The 2014 CASBY Awards with Arkells, Tokyo Police Club, Dear Rouge and More.
JJ Thompson, a musical theatre grad, reunited with an old high school friend Brett Wright after a 5 year hiatus, JJ asking Brett to fill in for ‘one’ show on Bass, an instrument Brett had never touched. Stefan, a friend-of-a-friend, ended up answering a last minute Craigslist Ad “Need a drummer… Yesterday” that JJ had posted. They’ve been bandmates and close friends ever since.
JJ and The Pillars recently finished recording a 7 song EP in Toronto with producer, and friend of the
band, Ross Hayes Citrullo. Their Single “The Wolves”, mastered by the legendary João Carvalho, has
been on the rise on 102.1 The Edge’s Top 30, Canada’s Biggest Rock Station, by popular demand.
JJ and The Pillars are on the rise, and are starting to prove success through out the Toronto music scene
bringing in the likes of USS, Sam Roberts, Matt Mayes, i-mother-earth and more.
“It’s been a crazy first year for the pillars, we’re excited for what’s next” JJ Thompson, Lead Singer.