The Stanfields are a five-piece rock/roots band based in Halifax NS, Canada. They play what they want, sing what they feel, and leave nothing on the table. They have released four albums to date - Vanguard of the Young & Reckless (2010), Death & Taxes (2012), For King and Country (2013) and Modem Operandi (2015). The band have toured extensively throughout Europe and North America, including performances at Hurricane, Southside, Chimisee, Highfield, Q-Stock, Sled Island, TURF, Rock The Shores among many others, countless club tours on both continents and a multitude of supporting television and radio appearances.
Jon Landry (Guitar/ Lead vocals), Jason MacIsaac (Guitar/ Vocals), Calen Kinney (Bouzouki/Violin/ Vocals), Dillan Tate (Bass/ Vocals) and Mark Murphy (Drums/ Percussion)
JAN'17: The Stanfields embark on a German and UK tour.
JUN'16: The album release saw the band touring Germany in both spring and summer of 2016 to increased audiences and great acclaim, including stops at Hurricane, Sommerkult and Fusion Festivals.
APR'16: Modem Operandi was nominated for the 2016 ECMA Rock Recording of the Year.
SEPT'15: New album "Modem Operandi" released in Canada and Europe
DEC '14: Represent the Province of Nova Scotia at the annual Boston Tree Lighting at the Boston Common, broadcast on ABC TV
NOV '14: - Awarded "Folk Recording of the Year" for For King and Country - 2014 NS Music Awards
SUMMER '14: Extensive touring across Canada, Finland, Germany, UK and Belgium
MAY '14: German tour
NOV '13: Awarded "FANS CHOICE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR" and "Group Recording of
the Year" for Death & Taxes - 2013 NS Music Awards
MAR '13: Awarded "Group Recording of the Year" ECMA for Death & Taxes
"Too many of these bands sound like Pogues wannabes, but that's not where The Stanfields are coming from. They want to rock very hard, honour traditional East Coast music, and sing about being from a place with hard-working people, the ones they grew up with, and the ones in their audience." – Bob Mersereau, CBC
"Working class heroes" – Here Magazine (5/5 star album review)
"Their live show is garnering rave reviews from all those lucky to see it" – Moncton Times and Transcript
"The bastard children of AC/DC and Stan Rogers" – Q104 FM