Recording, Factor, ect.

So right now were working away recording 5 new songs. 2 of them will be used for our FACTOR grant application, and the other 3 (2 new songs and 1 cover) will be released this summer on our website and will probably have some videos to go along with them, but we will have more details out on that later. We will also be back in Toronto June 21 at Rancho Relaxo with more details to come.


Live at the Casbah – Released!

Hey Everyone,

Live at the Casbah is released TODAY! Very exciting as it contains new material and a few older songs that we didn’t feel we had done justice to in the past. The purpose of this record is to basically capture a live show on disc, which is what we’ve done. Taking the first half of our January 27th show at the Casbah, we were able to give a good representation of our live show and put it out in EP format. It is being released for Pay-What-You-Can, that means $0 if your tight at the moment, or even $5 if you’ve got a bit of cash or anything in between. This album features the first recordings of J.D. and Scott with the band which we are very excited to finally get down! J.D. also recorded, mixed and mastered the whole  EP as well. 

Spread the word, send a tweet or throw us a Facebook status and download for free purely based on good karma!

But seriously,

If you go to 

1.Click Buy Now

2. Enter $0

3.Enter your email address

4.Select the audio format of your choice & download!!



Shows for March and April 2012

If your in the Hamilton/Toronto area, make sure you head out and catch some shows in March and April. We will be appearing with Zachary Aasman on a few dates, as well as a special St Patty’s show at the Doors Pub this weekend, and next week a Terraplane Records house show with Zachary Lucky.

March 17, 2012
The Doors Pub, Hamilton
St Patty’s Show- $10

March 20, 2012
Terraplane Records House Show,
Hamilton – $10
w/Zachary Aasman & Zachary Lucky

March 30, 2012
Music for Africa – Charity Show
The Movie Palace

April 5, 2012
The Casbah, Hamilton
w/Zachary Aasman & Diesel Dog

April 6, 2012
The Aspetta Caffe, Toronto
FREE – Solo Show

May 24, 2012
The Piston, Toronto
w/ Two Green Cats//$TBA

Sweet Home Chicago

Hey Everybody,

So as promised here is one of the tracks from our upcoming live EP available for your to stream. Once the whole album is done it will be available for pay what you can donation online. For now please enjoy the song streaming from our website and tell your friends! It is a cover of the Robert Johnson blues song “Sweet Home Chicago that he recorded in the 30’s with our modernized interpretation. Hope you dig it. Much thanks to JD for all the work mixing the new album and all his patience. The EP will be out late in March 2012, peace.

April 5th @ the Casbah – Live EP Release

So after a month or so of mixing and find tuning the details, our new EP “Pete Van Dyk & the Secon Hand Band at the Casbah” is nearly ready for release. The EP will feature 6 songs from our set January 27th at the Casbah in Hamilton. It’s going to be released in March 2012, with a CD release show April 5th at the Casbah in Hamilton with Zachary Aasman. The show will be $10 and will include a copy of the CD in the door price, it will also be available for donation based download on our website.

“Pete Van Dyk & the Second Hand Band at the Casbah” will also be the first release out on Ed, Zac and my new label – Terraplane Records.  Please check out the site and download the album for whatever price you choose when it comes out.

The live album also features our good friend, slide guitarist Ryan Barwin who guests on the album as well. Make sure your there for the show April 5th at the Casbah and stay tuned for the exact release date of the album.




Live Album, Label ect.!!

Hey Everyone

So the live album that we recorded on January 27/2012 at the Casbah in Hamilton is slated for release in March 2012. It will be a free download available online as well, physical copies will be availalble for purchase at shows ect. We hope to have more details on the release date and the show that will coincide with it so stay tuned.

Also the live album will be the first release on mine and Zac’s new label “Terraplane Records”. The show in March where we release the live album will also be the launch of the label so make sure you check back soon for updates or follow us on twitter. We have a bunch more exciting stuff planned as well as some videos that will be released in tandem with the live CD and a few other treats.

The new promos will aslo be up soon from our good friend Michael Wickens.

Ed, Zac and I along with pops are off to Deep Purple tonight.








Recording Live Album @ the Casbah in Hamilton – Jan 27

We’ll be playing a very special show Friday, January 27th at the Casbah in Hamilton. We will be recording a live album of some of the material off our last album as well as a few covers. The songs will then be mixed and released for free/donation based download on our site in order to help raise some cash for our new full length album we will be releasing this spring. We will also be playing a bunch of new tunes at this show so come on out.

Tickets are $10 and you will get a free band frisbee as well.
Also on the bill is our good pal Zachary Aasman and more TBA.

New Album and some fun stuff.

So we’ve got about a bunch of new material were working on, and currently trying to pear down to an album. Having a rehearsal/recording space has become infinitely handy in demoing pretty much whenever we feel like it. Our good friend Ryan Barwin is also back in town and it was good to jam with him last week. I’ll be heading to New York for most of this week, and then its right to recording for the new album when I return, the arrangements for the new tunes are sounding good and I can’t wait to get the new tunes out there. Peace out and an early Merry Christmas.


December 10 @ the Underground in Hamilton – Road to Canada Music Week

So were playing a show at the Underground in Hamilton on Saturda December 10th, this show is part of a competition called “Road to Canada Music Week” if we win our round at the Underground we head on to play at the Hard Rock Cafe during Canada Music Week in Toronto in March 2012. Come and check it out!!

Doors @8
Tickets are $10 and available from all band members.
See you there!

Also we have been working on a bunch of new songs and are currently demoing for the new album that should be out in early 2012. We’ve got our