WOW to play Independisc's 3rd Anniversary Bash in New Haven Ct.
WOW will travel to New Haven Connecticut on Saturday, September 1st to join The Dan Emery Mystery Band and The Shellye Valauskas Experience in celebrating Independisc.com's third anniversary. The band will take the stage at 9PM at the Cafe 9. The club is located at the corner of Crown and State Streets. Click here for directions to the Cafe 9.
consecutive nights of WOW in August
In an unprecidented media blitz WOW will take to the airwaves on the two nights leading up to their long awaited CD release event. On Thursday August 2nd, WOW will be appearing on WCYY (94.3FM, 93.9 FM), at 7:00 PM, on that station's 'Spin-Out' program. The band will talk up a few cuts from the record, and perform some tunes live. The following night WOW will cross town to the WMPG studios, (90.1FM 104.1FM) for a 7:30 to 8:30 PM performance on WMPG's Local Motives program. After a brief interview the group will turn in a 30-45 minute plugged in and rocking live set. WMPG streams their broadcast live to the web, so whether you are in California , Maine, or Latvia, you can still catch WOW live @ www.wmpg.org. WOW management and the production staff at WCYY have put together 60 second commercial spots that will begin saturating CYY's progamming Thursday and run through Saturday afternoon, ending right around the time folks will begin arriving in Portland for the band's CD release event at one of the area's favorite live music venues; The Skinny. The Dan Emery Mystery Band from NYC will kick off the evening with their ecclectic, conversational, storytelling altrock mix. WOW will then take the stage to prove why their new album, "That Was Then, This Is WOW" has been so eagerly anticipated.
WOW nominated best 'pop rock band' in Portland Phoenix music poll
Days after receiving the shipment of the new WOW record, "That Was Then, This Is WOW", the band was notifed they had been nominated in the 'best pop rock band' catagory in the Portland Phoenix's annual music poll. (ed. note: although WOW was edged out by Spensor Albee's 'Popsicko' the band would like to thank all who voted for us, either by mail-in ballot or here on-line. Next year we hope you'll vote for the new record!)
WOW Album Fresh From Factory; In Stores NOW
The delivery date for WOW's new record, "That Was Then, This Is WOW", was Monday March 19, 2001. The record is available in most local music retail establishments, at WOW shows, and here online. The band has been receiving requests from various music media for advance copies of the disc for review purposes, and Northeast Performer, University of Hartford's HARRT School of Music student paper, and Independisc.com are all planning to feature the recording. Copies of the record can be purchased online with a credit card with secure ordering on Independisc's site. Click HERE to order. Did we mention this album was going to be huge?
New Album to be released on Crooked Cove Records
WOW has completed the recording of new record; "That Was Then, This Is WOW", at Big Sound in Westbrook. Joe Brien, Portland scene legend, has completed mixing the recording and listening carefully to the finished tracks. Lance Vardis returned to Portland from the west coast to master the album and finished the last few level tweaks February 8th. Of the 18 initial tracks , 12 have been chosen that work well together. Artwork is nearly finished and the group hopes to have them duplicated and in hand before the end of the month. Last October, the band entered into an agreement with Tom Daly to release the self produced recording on Daly's Kittery, Maine based Crooked Cove Records. WOW is looking forward to a spectcular CD release party, probably in late March..by the way...this record's going to be HUGE!
WOW played the famous Stone Pony in Asbury Park New Jersey with Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens.
WOW played the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Saturday September 23. The band opened the show with a full set of their own material, and closed the night backing DiNizio on a set of Smithereen's tunes that drew on nearly 20 years of that group's material. What an amazing evening for us! We got to meet some new friends, AND play with one of our idols! Go to the PHOTOS page to check out some shots from the gig.
B.E.A.M. grant awarded to WOW
In May of 2000, WOW was awarded a $3700.00 artist grant from Jim Beam Bourbon. The application sent in by drummer Andy Beale was selected from hundreds of submissions. After a round of interviews with the B.E.A.M. Advisory Board, WOW was only one of nine selected to recieve an award. The funds doubled the group's recording budget for their ambitious second album; "That Was Then, This Is WOW". The record is currently scheduled for release in the spring.