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Formed in the dirty back alleys and dive bars of Toronto, Ontario in 2005, THE CREEPSHOW has redefined the saying “No Rest For The Wicked”. Since their inception, the band has brought their genre-defying blend of country-tinged, psycho punk rock n’ roll to over 25 countries worldwide with plans to conquer many more as soon as possible. Fronted by the fiery Sarah “SIN” Blackwood (guitar/vox) and backed by the swarthy Sean “Sick Boy” McNab (stand-up bass/vox), The Reverend McGinty (sermons/organ/vox) and the righteous Matt “Pomade” Gee, THE CREEPSHOW is an explosion of live energy that is a tasty treat for the ears and eyes alike… Whatever you do though, don’t write THE CREEPSHOW off as just another psychobilly band. While their lyrics draw inspiration from b-movies and early horror films, they’re also full of personal insight and personal stories dealing with everything from addiction to anxiety to love gone horribly wrong.
***Named as “One of the top bands you need to know about in 2009” by Alternative Press.
THE CREEPSHOW’s passion for touring is borderline obsessive-compulsive. They have an incredibly personal dedication to their fans and their live show that is nothing short of astounding. Watching their set is a full frontal assault on all your senses and you definitely have to stay on your toes when you’re at one of their shows. You never know when or if Sarah might decide jump off Sean’s stand-up bass and launch herself across the stage or drop a size 4 TUK creeper upside the head of unruly photographers. THE CREEPSHOW have shared the stage with countless awesome bands including Rancid, Tiger Army, The Unseen, Agnostic Front, Mad Sin, Demented Are Go and have appeared on killer touring fests like Warped Tour, Ink n’ Iron, Festival Of Fear, Mighty Sounds, Rebellion etc.
***Winner of the FU Award for “Best Live Band” by Edge 102 (Canada’s biggest rock radio station.
THE CREEPSHOW’s debut album “Sell Your Soul” came out in 2006 and immediately caught the attention of fans and press worldwide. With the onslaught of media attention and demand from fans, the band dropped everything and embarked on an endless tour across the USA, Canada and Europe. At they very beginning of their European tour, they were hijacked by fake cops in Spain and robbed of nearly everything they had. While most sane bands would have hung their heads and called it a day, THE CREEPSHOW sucked it up and finished the remaining 5 weeks of the tour without batting a lash. That’s just how they roll.
*** “Seriously, if you like psychobilly bands with great female vocals you’ll love this album and this band. It really is a must-have for fans of this genre” – Punknews – 4 outta 5 stars
In late 2008, THE CREEPSHOW took a month off from the touring to go into the studio and record the stunning follow up full-length “Run For Your Life”. Featuring a tighter, faster and more aggressive sound, the new album took fans and the media by storm. Rave reviews came flowing in like a flood so the band packed up and headed out on tour again, bringing their revamped live show to the farthest reaches of the earth. The never-ending tour took the Creepshow across Canada, the US and Europe several times and even included stints in Australia on the Soundwave Festival and in Japan for PunkSpring Fest. The album also caught the attention of Hellcat Records and saw The Creepshow become the first Canadian band to sign to the label!
*** “Not all great rock n’ roll needs to be performed by complete greasebags. As Toronto psychobilly stalwarts THE CREEPSHOW prove, you can look great while rockin’ a city to it’s foundations” – Chart Magazine
In the summer of 2010, the Creepshow finally returned home to their native Toronto for the first time in a very long time. Inspired by their years of travel, hundreds of shows and slightly battered by the experience, the band entered the studio with only one thought on their collective mind…REVENGE. The resulting full-length “They All Fall Down” is by far the band’s best and most terrifying to date. From the opening explosive chords on “Get What’s Coming” to the deceptively seductive ballad “Sleep Tight” to the knock-down-drag-out punk rock title anthem, “They All Fall Down” is a full throttle hellride into the Creepshow’s dark and wonderful world. Slated for an October 2010 worldwide release, The band will once again be taking their eye-popping live show on the road. Like a bombshell in a whirlwind, the force of nature known as The Creepshow will be descending on a town near you soon and you don’t want to miss them when they do. Just don’t get too close…