Fort McMurray’s Rock Band FREEDOM’S NOTE Launches “THE FIGHT” With An Official Video Release Nationwide

In Grateful Appreciation to Firefighters and First Responders
All Proceeds from “THE FIGHT” benefit The Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal

Freedom's Note

Fort McMurray residents have begun the difficult journey home weeks after that terrifying day in May when an unprecedented inferno, fueled by unusually hot and dry spring weather, caused them to flee and led to the largest evacuation in Alberta’s history. Amongst those returning June 2nd, were rock band Freedom’s Note, but not until they finished recording their most important body of work to date.

THE FIGHT’, written by Donny Synard and Danny Fewer and performed by Donny Synard (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Danny Fewer (lead guitar, backup vox), Mark Stewart (bass, backup vox) and Trevor Lethbridge (drums),  is an anthem of appreciation to firefighters and first responders that acted with speed and military precision during this devastation. With additional performances by Shane Gaalaas (B’z) and Johnny Gasparic, ‘THE FIGHT’ was recorded, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Grammy-nominated Johnny Gasparic at multi-award winning studio, MCC Recording Studio, Calgary.

“We are proud of Donny and Danny writing a fantastic, ‘true experience’ lyric that shall transcend to everybody directly affected by this tragedy and those that watched and felt the emotions for the people’s lives that were so affected,” said Dave Temple of MCC Recording Studio. “Freedom’s Note endured this tragedy, were made to evacuate and like 85,000+ others were homeless. This band lived it, documented it and sang the f* out of it. Johnny and I are honoured to have our studio name on this.”

With video compilation and production by Matthew Jensen of JensenWorks Technology in Kelowna, utmost appreciation and respect for the media and individuals who filmed is acknowledged. The combined visuals are headshaking, heart-wrenching and resonate an underlying sense of hope.

All proceeds from the purchase of ‘THE FIGHT’ will be donated to the Red Cross for the Alberta Fires Appeal. Click here freedomsnote.com/the-fight to purchase.

Fort McMurray Fire Facts:

Population: 125,000; evacuees, more than 88,000. Burned area, 581,695 hectares (1,437,400 acres) as at June 2. Buildings destroyed, 2,400, 665 work camp units. Injuries, 0. Fatalities, 0 (direct) 2 (indirect). Firefighters deployed from Alberta, Ontario and Quebec with international assistance offered from Australia, Israel, Mexico, the Palestinian Authority, Russia, Taiwan and the United States. South Africa sent 301 firefighters at the request of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre at the end of May. As of June 2nd, $165 million has been raised for Fort McMurray through The Red Cross.

About Freedom’s Note:  

Originally from Newfoundland, and currently based in Fort McMurray, Freedom’s Note have opened for Kim Mitchell, Finger Eleven, Trooper, Simple Plan, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil, and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fame. Responding to the devastation from wildfires that have swept through Fort McMurray, the community of Brooks, AB hosted a fundraising event on May 14th at their Centennial Regional Arena. With overwhelming support from the community, Fort McMurray’s rock band Freedom’s Note, along with other local bands, helped raise over $100,000 in funds and necessity supplies which required three flatbed trucks to transport the donated items to the Canadian Red Cross and distributed to evacuees. Homeless and unsure of what they would return to, Freedom’s Note continue to “work it” in any capacity possible – performing, keeping spirits up, and handing out food items in areas where many evacuated to and creating and recording, ‘THE FIGHT.’

Freedom’s Note will be among some incredible talent performing at The Rivoli on Friday, June 24th with  94.9 The Rock Presents: HOLD THE FORT –

Giving Back to Fort Mac Toronto StyleA Benefit to support The Red Cross Alberta’s Fire Appeal. Find out more here freedomsnote.com/hold-the-fort

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94.9 The Rock Presents: HOLD THE FORT – Giving Back to Fort Mac Toronto Style

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A Benefit to support The Red Cross Alberta’s Fire Appeal

94.9 The Rock Presents: HOLD THE FORT – Giving Back to Fort Mac Toronto Style
A Benefit to support The Red Cross Alberta’s Fire Appeal

Date:                           Friday, June 24th, 2016

Time:                           8 pm 

Venue:                        The Rivoli, 334 Queen St W Toronto

Ticket Price:               $20 advance | $25 at the door | 19+ event

Ticket Link:                https://www.eventbrite.com/e/949-the-rock-presents-hold-the-fort-giving-back-to-fort-mac-tickets-25856311925

Toronto, Canada – On Friday June 24th, 2016, Toronto will come together to help those displaced by the fires in Fort McMurray, AB and surrounding areas. Spearheaded by Fort McMurray band, Freedom’s Note, independent bands from around the city and Montreal will join them at The Rivoli for an evening of live musical performances.

Responding to the devastation from wildfires that have swept through Fort McMurray, the community of Brooks, AB hosted a fundraising event on May 14th at their Centennial Regional Arena. With overwhelming support from the community, Fort McMurray’s rock band Freedom’s Note, along with other local bands, helped raise over $100,000 in funds and necessity supplies which required three flatbed trucks to transport the donated items to the Canadian Red Cross and distributed to evacuees. Homeless and unsure of what they would return to, Freedom’s Note continue to “work it” in any capacity possible – performing, keeping spirits up, and handing out food items in areas where many evacuated to.

“We’re more fortunate than most,” said Donny Synard, lead singer of Freedom’s Note by phone. “We were able to evacuate with our families before the only highway Fort McMurray has, shut down. We left everything – all our possessions, and in our case, all of our gear. Throughout this over one month process, we have been supported by many in the music industry throughout Canada. Due to that momentum and  94.9 The Rock as presenting sponsor, we are grateful to the musicians and volunteers in Toronto, Montreal and Kelowna in having us continue to raise additional funds for The Red Cross Alberta’s Fire Appeal through “Hold The Fort – Givin’ Back To Fort Mac, Toronto Style” on Friday, June 24th. We look forward to meeting and thanking everyone personally at The Rivoli.”

“The wildfires have been devastating to the entire Fort Mac community, 85,000 people homeless for so long and really when our people need help we have to step up and do our part,” says Program Director Doug Elliott of 94.9 The Rock Toronto. “Helping by gathering our rock friends together and entertaining people in Toronto to help out everyone in Ft Mac, if even only in a small way, in the big picture is what we need to do.”   Elliott also adds, “and whatever we raise is doubled by the Federal Government through the Red Cross, so it’s a nice bonus.”

Freedom’s Note have returned home and to their homes in Fort McMurray on Thursday, June 2nd.

All funds raised by 94.9 The Rock Presents: HOLD THE FORT, Giving Back To Fort Mac, Toronto Style will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Appeal, supporting families and individuals impacted by the wildfires in Alberta.

 

About Freedom’s Note:
www.freedomsnote.com/hold-the-fort

Originally from Newfoundland, and currently based in Fort McMurray, FREEDOM’S NOTE have opened for Kim Mitchell, Finger Eleven, Trooper, Simple Plan, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil, and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fame. With 2 singles at rock radio nationwide, Freedom’s Note will perform their new song, ‘THE FIGHT’ Friday, June 24th. Dedicated to firefighters and emergency responders, all proceeds from the sale of ‘THE FIGHT’ will be donated to The Red Cross Alberta’s Fire Appeal.

About Last Bullet:
www.lastbulletmusic.com

Headline band LAST BULLET are completely unique to the Toronto Rock scene. Having shared the stage with Teenage Head, Bleeker Ridge, Die Mannequin, John Corabi of Motley Crue, and Uli Roth of The Scorpions, they have also found success on FM radio with their very first single, “Girls Gone Wild” garnering massive attention and steady radio play among some of the biggest FM stations in Canada and the US.

About Bridgeway:
www.bridgewayband.com

Montreal’s BRIDGEWAY have a Top 6 spot for their single “So Far Away” on 96.9 FM Montreal as well as 80 QC stations, and the Stingray Hit List Channel. Having opened for Hedley, their newly launched CD, “Whatcha Want From Me,” was produced by Hedley’s Tommy Mac.

About Johnny Mega:
www.johnmega.ca

Originally from Alberta, and currently in the GTA, JOHNNY MEGA raised eyebrows with his high energy self-penned submission “We The North” for the CBC Song for The 6ix competition. Winning a respectable 3rd place finish, “We The North” is the official anthem for the 2016 TDot Festival in September.

About the Owns:
www.facebook.com/theowns/

THE OWNS is what rock is all about. Performing in various Toronto hot spots, this trio will take the stage this summer at The Mountain Man Music Festival opening for The Paul Deslauriers Band and Big Wreck.

About Julian Taylor:
www.juliantaylorband.com

JULIAN TAYLOR is an award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter that defies musical genres and he loves that. With song placement in television show hits including “Maven” and “Elementary”, Julian has graced many stages including CMW, The CBC Music Festival, and the Sound of Music Festival to list a few. His single, “Just A Little Bit” (Aporia) is currently featured on 7 US radio stations.

About Garrick The DJ:
www.garrickthedj.ca

GARRICK THE DJ knows how to keep party energy at capacity. Touted as a “sound chameleon” Garrick has built a reputation on his ability to ignite the human spirit. Happy audiences include Nuit Blanche Street Party, Pride Toronto’s main stage and corporate events for Roots Canada Ltd., Microsoft and TD Canada Trust to list a few.
We are grateful for the support of  Long & McQuade, Steamwhistle, The Rivoli, Dockery Devil Entertainment, isee, Music Solutions and the hard work of many volunteers.

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Fort McMurray Benefit Concert

Giving Back To Fort Mac

Fort McMurray Rock Band, Freedom’s Note Performs This Saturday, May 14th Brooks, AB

FORT McMURRAY ROCK BAND, FREEDOM’S NOTE

PERFORMS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 14th

Centennial Regional Arena – 144071 Silver Sage Rd – BROOKS, Alberta

Giving Back to Fort Mac Fundraising Event

Fort McMurray Rock Band Freedom's Note

[Toronto, Canada.]  In the wake of the devastation of the fires in Fort McMurray, rock band FREEDOM’S NOTE, will take the stage in Brooks, Alberta this Saturday, May 14th at Centennial Regional Arena to continue the fundraising efforts benefitting the Red Cross. The rock and roll quartet originally from Newfoundland and now based in Fort McMurray (AB), consists of Donny Synard (Rhythm Guitar/Lead Vocals), Trevor Lethbridge (Drums), Danny Fewer (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), and Mark Stewart (Bass/Backing Vocals). Even the event coordinator behind the Brooks, AB initiative, John Clarke, is also originally from Newfoundland.

With overwhelming support from the community, a response team has organized a great family friendly event that will feature various activities. All food and drink proceeds along with cash donations will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross where it will be matched 2:1 by the Provincial and Federal Governments. Community groups have donated all the costs associated with the event, maximizing the potential for funds raised.  Non-perishable food items, toiletries and unused clothing will also be collected at the event to be distributed to those in need in Fort McMurray.

“The community support for this event has been tremendous,” said City of Brooks Mayor Morishita. “Residents and local companies have donated almost all the resources needed at the event and we are expecting a tremendous turnout on Saturday. The planning committee has been incredible creating an event that usually takes months to coordinate in a manner of days.  It’s going to be great.”

Fort McMurray has been good to all of us in Freedom’s Note,” said Donny Synard by phone. “Like many, we left Newfoundland for work. We have family and close friends here; everyone has been tremendously impacted by these fires – it’s hard and it’s heartbreaking. We are proud to be performing this Saturday in Brooks to not just continue the fundraising efforts, but to thank everyone for their support and generosity during this very difficult time.”

Giving Back To Fort Mac

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the GIVING BACK TO FORT MAC FUNDRAISING EVENT. Any and all support, including media, donations and otherwise is truly appreciated.

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Introducing Freedom’s Note and “ALL WE KNOW”

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If Rock ‘n’ Roll was fine wine, with Freedom’s Note, what you experience is akin to the finest among them.

Introducing Donny Synard (rhythm guitar, lead vocals), Danny Fewer, (lead guitar, backing vocals), Mark Stewart (bass, backing vocals) and Trevor Lethbridge (drums) — a complex bouquet of sound, consisting of a hint of Alberta hard work blended with authentic Atlantic undertones and a splash of bright Spanish colours. Their explosion of timbral flavour once casked in an obviously well-travelled, battle-tested barrel that has traversed the ages with pure heart and soul at its very core.

Freedom’s Note takes you on a sonic journey of varying energy to many places, through several feelings reminiscent of the rich Rock ‘n’ Roll history of legend before them, with subtle nods in homage to several other genres along the way.

Drawing on music influences from Guns ‘N Roses, Queen, Foo Fighters, Nickelback, Shania Twain and Pink, to name only a few, the foursome steadily grew audiences under the name Destranged and continued to awe those they performed for, with cover songs and top charting hits. In 2012, the integration of original written material was incorporated into their live shows garnering even more massive appeal and success, with the boys from Newfoundland performing in wider Alberta venues and opening for various renowned acts including Simple Plan, Finger Eleven, Trooper, Kim Mitchell, Mother Mother, Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil, and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fame.

Their edgy pop/rock vibe and compelling lyrics contributed to the release of a full album of original material launching Destranged from live band status to recording artists in their own right. Realizing a new band name was in order, they unanimously selected the most requested song from that album, and, Freedom’s Note took flight.

Drawing on personal experiences and creating melodies followed closely behind by lyrics, Freedom’s Note debut full-length album Trial By Fire is filled with songs of love, passion, fun and excitement. Recorded at multi award-winning studio, MCC Recording Studios (Calgary) under the direction of Grammy nominated producer, Johnny Gasparic, Freedom’s Note will launch “All We Know, the first single release to radio nationwide (December 28th, 2015) with full video support (January 4th, 2016).

“All We Know” is about carving your own path in life, taking the road less travelled and putting everything on the line no matter what consequences or barriers are put in front of you,” states Donny Synard. “Too many people look for the easiest or safest road in life.  “All We Know” is about seizing each moment and believing that anything is possible. BE INSPIRED!”

Freedom’s Note will expand their performances and showmanship to audiences during their first national tour in the summer of 2016.

Connect with Freedom’s Note:

Website – www.freedomsnote.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/freedomsnote
Twitter – twitter.com/freedomsnote
Instagram – www.instagram.com/freedomsnote
Soundcloud – www.soundcloud.com/freedomsnote


Booking:
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