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Short Bio

The Mip Power Trio plays honest and edgy rock ‘n’ roots music that conveys the excitement of a lively house party on a soft summer night.

It’s work hard and play hard for Canadian pop, rock ‘n’ roots band the Mip Power Trio. Since 2010 they have been gigging across Canada while developing a sound that is unmistakably fresh and retro. Mip, Greg Kowalczyk, and Shane MacPherson are the Mip Power Trio’s colourful cast of characters showcasing a buzzing chemistry in their “fantastic live performance.” (Unsigned Radio, CUIT. FM) Behind the energetic arrangements and bellow-worthy refrains lie Mip’s smart, edgy, and honest lyrics. Each song is a brief snapshot of life, inviting listeners to raise a glass to the times – good or bad.

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Long Bio

The Mip Power Trio plays honest and edgy rock ‘n’ roots music that conveys the excitement of a lively house party on a soft summer night.

It’s work hard and play hard for Canadian pop, rock ‘n’ roots band the Mip Power Trio. Since 2010 they have been gigging, touring, and recording while developing a sound that is unmistakably fresh and retro. Mip, Greg Kowalczyk, and Shane MacPherson are the Mip Power Trio’s colorful cast of characters showcasing a buzzing chemistry in their “fantastic live performance.” (Unsigned Radio, CUIT. FM) Behind the energetic arrangements and bellow-worthy refrains lie Mip’s smart, edgy, and honest lyrics. Each song is a brief snapshot of life, inviting listeners to raise a glass to the times – good or bad.

The Mip Power Trio will be embarking on it’s 4th Canadian tour this summer. The band’s last tour occurred in 2015, in support of its sophomore album “Half Pint Full Heart.”  This album was produced and engineered by Ian McGettigan (Joel Plaskett, Sloan, Matt Barber, The Stars). The quirky collection of tunes ranges from punchy surf and heartland-rock inspired “Breakthrough” to the gospel and ska influenced “Take Me Back.”

Mip grew up in Northern BC amidst stunning mountains and vibrant music. After years of playing in various bands and locations she landed in Toronto determined to share her musical voice and consequently forming the Mip Power Trio. In just over 5 years, the Mip Power Trio has released 2 albums, “Haggard and Bedraggled” (2012) and has played well over 250 shows across Western and Central Canada.

With a sound this distinct, the Mip Power Trio is a band to watch out for – so stay tuned, and have your beverage of choice ready!

Band Members:

Mip:  Songwriting // Vocals // Guitar
Greg Kowalczyk:  Bass // Harmony Vocals
Shane MacPherson: Drums // Harmony Vocals

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Videos

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Photos

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Press Photo 1 - Horizonal 300 dpi (Photo by Paul Taborovsky)
Press Photo 1 – Horizonal
300 dpi (Photo by Paul Taborovsky)
Press Photo - Vertical. 300 dpi (Photo by Paul Taborovsky)
Press Photo – Vertical. 300 dpi (Photo by Paul Taborovsky)

Highlights

2016/17 – Capacity New Years Show at the Glenwood Hall, Smithers, BC
2016 – Full – Capacity Christmas Show at the Hilltop Pub, Smithers, BC
2016 – Performed at Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival, Orangeville, ON
2016 – Headlined at Brewzapalooza, Orangeville, ON
2015 – Headlined at Lorussopalooza 2014, Magnetawan, ON
2015 – Headlined at MOM Festival 2015, Fort St. John, BC
2015 – Performed at the Ironwood Stage & Grill, Calgary, AB
2015 – Performed at Art in the Park, Kamloops, BC
2015 – Performed at Irene’s Pub, Ottawa, ON
2015 – 5 Year Anniversary Show, Toronto, ON
2015 – Full – Capacity Album Release Show at the Bovine Sex Club, Toronto, ON
2013 – Featured performer at Edge of the World, Haida Gwaii, BC
2013 – Featured performer at Kispiox Valley Music Festival, Kispiox Valley, BC
2012 – “Haggard and Bedraggled” Album Release Show at Bovine Sex Club, Toronto, ON
2011 – Headlined Midsummer Music Festival, Smithers, BC

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Quotes

“well-rounded…smart music that’s weird in all the right ways…Mip Power Trio has established themselves as a force to be reckoned with.”
Kirsty Chan, Grayowl Point Blog (HypeMachine Blog)

“..truly at home on this stage…Mip mixes stripped down rock n roll with folk elements and a hint of everything from country to blues…The lyrics are clever yet understated; the melodies are catchy and filled with energy. There are no gimmicks here, just great narrative storytelling that is sure to lift the spirits.”
Tanya Natapov, Canadian Content Machine

“full of top notch hooks and positive undertones that will swirl around in your mind for days. A fun live performance, and a lovable cast of characters, Mip Power Trio really rocks!”
Matt Groopie, My Freakin’ Ears

“They really rocked the house…fantastic live performance”
–  Shaun O’Neill, Unsigned Radio (CUIT 89.5 FM)

“Let local power-poppers Mip Power Trio lift your spirits with an energetic set of bouncy indie rock tunes”
24 Hours (Toronto)

“Hard-working TO rock ‘n’ roll threesome have a spunky take on things, with lead guitar Mip the star of the show.”
Chris Young, Toronto Star

“The lyrics…are witty, cutting, astute and quirky enough to keep you interested and the melodies are so dynamic and insanely catchy that your toes will ache from tapping them. And then there’s the head-banging. To say this is an eclectic mix is an understatement.”
Sheila Wujek, AW Music Blog (HypeMachine Blog)

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Stage Plot

Download the Mip Power Trio’s stage plot and technical requirements HERE

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