Category Archives: Pete Van Dyk & the Second Hand Band

New Album!

Our new self titled record is available on April 21, 2015! We had a blast recording it and we hope you dig it. . We also have a video coming out the same day for the single “Talk of the Town”. The album is available for PWYC download on bandcamp and physical copies will be available at our shows.


New Year = More Shows + New EP!

Hey friends!

Hope you had a great holidays, we spent some downtime in December polishing up some new tunes that are going to be appearing on our new EP. We’ve got most of the songs picked out and recording starts soon! Look for the new EP in the spring!

Also we’ve got a  bunch of shows coming up!

Jan 25 @ Homegrown Hamilton

March 6 @ Baltimore House

March 22 @ Homegrown Hamilton

We also have a few Toronto dates in the works that should be announced soon!

Make sure you get your hands on our latest release “Shake Me/Plan B” available at for FREE! You can also buy a copy of it on square, clear vinyl for a limited time only.

New Music/7 Inch Record/Fall Tour!


August was an amazing month for us. Over the August long weekend we set up all our recording gear at JD’s place, moved all the furniture out of a few rooms and recorded 3 new songs.

The new music will be released online for free download on Tuesday Sept 3rd and the records will ship Oct 8th.

We had drums being tracked in the living room. Guitar amps in the basement and the dining room and a bunch of bass amps all over the house. We even tracked an alto saxophone at the top of a stairwell, it was pretty crazy, but we are very happy with the result.

All the new tracks were engineered and mixed by JD.
The new songs are: Shake Me, Plan B and To the Night.
For the first time ever we will putting out a 7 inch lathe cut record featuring Shake Me and Plan B. All the songs will also be available online for FREE download.

Were also hitting the road in the fall with our pals Dead City Soul Revue and Womb.

Sept 4 @ The Hive – Kitchener
Sept 6 @ Baltimore House – Hamilton
Sept 7 @ Mitzi’s – Toronto
Oct 10 @ Homegrown Hamilton – Hamilton
Oct 11 @ Measure – Toronto
Oct 18 @ Barfly – Montreal
Oct 19 @ Grumpy’s – Montreal.

See you soon!

We’re having a great time!

Hey Guys

Things are going great over in Second Hand Band Land. We had 4 Hamilton shows in May, and a few in June as well as a special stop at the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington. Friday night we played at Absinthe and our next stops are July 11 at Measure in Toronto for Womb’s EP release and July 16 at Baltimore House in Hamilton.

We have been busy working on songs for the new record. Thanks to everyone who supported the new song and video “Rise the Falling Sun’, we had alot of positive reviews which was great!

We start recording the new album August 3rd, JD will be engineering and recording the whole album as well. We’re itching to get started on tracking. Stay tuned for a video coming your way soon to.


Sound of Music Festival & New Album

Some good news. First of we will begin recording a full length album starting in August. We’ve got a big batch of tunes that were currently combing through and refinining. To be released in Fall 2013.

Also with a slightly altered lineup we will be making a one time appearance tomorrow at the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington as the Second Hand Blues Band, doing a set of rad old blues tunes. So be there – Saturday, June 15 at 4PM in the parking lot of Smiths Funeral Home.

Rise the Falling Sun – New Music Video

Check it out! We are pleased to share our new music video with you for our brand new tune “Rise the Falling Sun”. It was directed by James Maunder and shot at various locations around Hamilton, made possible by a grant from Cobalt Connects.

You can download the track for FREE at

A big thanks to everyone who made this happen especially our director James Maunder, Jenny, Jeremy and Katie at Cobalt Connects and the guys at the Baltimore House and Porcelain Records.

New Song/Video – April 18th

Hey Guys!

We’ve got the release for our new single/video coming up on April 18th along with the Band Together “Live” event at the Lyric Theatre in Hamilton. Cobalt Connects the company that gave us the $1000 grant to shoot the video is hosting a live show with the 4 bands that got the grant where all the videos will be premiered and the bands will all play as well. Its gonna be a good time so we hope to see you at the Lyric on April 18th. Here is the link to the facebook event where you can also buy tickets

We have some new pictures going up and some new web layouts as well. In the mean time enjoy this.


Things are heating up..

We had an awesome couple shows in the past week at the Baltimore House in Hamilton and Clinton’s in Toronto. Ed set his guitar on fire at the Baltimore House and we managed to get it on video – you can see it here – 

Our new music video/single “Rise the Falling Sun” comes out on April 18, 2013 and there will also be a release show on April 18th at the Lyric Theatre in Hamilton. More details to follow. You can also catch us April 24 at Rancho Relaxo.

Thats all for now, were busy demoing for the new record. See ya soon. 


Rise the Falling Sun – Single/Video Trailer

Rise the Falling Sun Trailer

To see a gallery of all the behind the scenes photos click here

Our first day of shooting was January 20th at the Baltimore House. We picked it because it is a great venue with a great aesthetic and vibe and just an all around cool space. Finding places to shoot was probably the most difficult thing we encountered in making the video because we needed places with enough space to fit the band and the crew and also give us a cool back drop to shoot against. Grant and Jimmy from the Batimore were super helpful in setting us up with a day they were closed so we were able to shoot uninterupted by patrons of the bar. Our pal Kevin is also a bartender there so we were able to get him to make an appearance in the video as well. We came up with an outline of a schedule for the night and a plan of all the shots we needed to get and then just systematically worked down the list, and even finished the shoot ahead of schedule.

Our second day of shooting was January 24th at Porcelain Records, a rad Hamilton recording studio with a great warm & vintage vibe set up in an old dance hall. The huge studio space features all wood flooring, exposed beams and high ceilings giving it a very cool look that suited the band and the video. We had the band set up in a circle basically in the centre of the studio and then just worked down the list of shots we needed making sure to have continuity between the earlier shots, clothing and set up of the first shoot at the Baltimore. Marcone & Steve from Porcelain were really helpful in finding the time to get us in the studio to shoot, and the space was very well laid out so it made for an easy set up and take down. After the performance shots were finished we filmed us coming inside the studio, turning on and setting up our gear as well as some exterior shots of the building, and again finished ahead of schedule.

Our final shots were finished up on a few select strees around downtown Hamilton to provide some extra footage for the transition between the two locations.

Were very happy to be able to preview of the new music to come. The music video and song will both be released in April. In the mean time we have lots of exciting things going on, we are working to start recording the rest of the tracks for our new album. We also have a little project coming together with our pals in Beard. Stay tuned for more details.

And well see you at our 2 upcoming back to back shows:
March 12th at the Batimore House in Hamilton
March 13 at Clintons in Toronto


Get Stoked – new stuff on the waaaayyyyy!

The trailer for our new music video and single goes up tomorrow night. We’ve got a new record on the way that we are working on and have also been making some plans with our pals in the blues-due “Beard”. Will post more info tomorrow! Peace