A Writer's Reference

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Halifax at Purevolume

Halifax is...
Mike Hunau:Vocals
Chris Brandt: Guitar and Vocals
Adam Trabish:Guitar
Tommy Guindon:Drums


  • Halifax are slowly trekking their way toward Connecticut to record their debut full-length for Drive-Thru Records with Lou Giordano, who has previously worked with Taking Back Sunday, The Goo Goo Dolls, Jewel, Samiam, Live, etc. etc. They will finish recording some time around early May and then heading to Europe on the Drive-Thru European Invasion tour. After, they will be touring with Emanuel, He Is Legend, and From First To Last, taking a few days off to relax, and eventually, heading out on the Warped Tour.
    Make sure to scroll down or visit www.halifaxrock.com to look at some dates that have been added while they are in the east coast!

  • Go to www.peta2.com and sign up for the chance to win a Hartke gig pack, which includes a bass signed by Chris Brandt, an amp, a strap, a cable, gig bag—from Samson, and copies of their A Writer’s Reference EP. Chris even got the rest of the band to sign it too!

    Also, click on the picture to check out a video interview done with Chris...

  • Go buy the March issue of Alternative Press (#200)! Halifax is listed as one of the 100 bands you need to know in 2005. Check out the article on page 59.

  • Halifax will be on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Irvine, this Sunday, January 30th, for a live performance and interview. The show starts at 10pm and will run to Midnight, PST. You can stream the show live over the internet via the mp3 links at www.keepinitg.com and www.kuci.org Be sure to tune in!

  • To celebrate the release of "A Writer's Reference", Halifax has posted a sneak peak of a NEW song that they just demoed.
    So head over to Purevolume.com and Listen to the NEW SONG: "GIANT IN THE RING"
    This song will be up this WEEK ONLY! So checkout this new, never heard before demo track from the Forthcoming Halifax Full Length, while you can, from Now until Sunday January 30th!

  • "A Writer's Reference" is NOW in stores - please try to a buy a copy or two. If you can't find it, email heath@excessdb.com and tell him where it wasn't so it can be fixed. It would be really really cool of everyone to make sure there local stores have it, and to buy a copy. Even if you already have the old one, check out the new one. Its cheap, like around $7.


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    March, 2005

  • Fri 3/18/2005 Sake on Sixth - Austin, TX - SXSW Show
  • Tue 3/22/2005 The Downtown South Farmingdal, NY - 7pm (After In-store)
  • Tue 3/22/2005 Looney Toons - West Babylon, NY 6PM (Before Downtown)
  • Wed 3/23/2005 Maxwell's - Hoboken NJ - 7pm (After In-store)
  • Wed 3/23/2005 Vintage Vinyl - Fords, NJ - 6PM (Before Downtown)
  • Thu 3/24/2005 Hard Rock Cafe - Boston, MA - 8PM
  • Fri 3/25/2005 Empress Ballroom - Danbury, CT
  • Sat 3/26/2005 Harmony Grange - Wilmington, DE

    July, 2005
  • Thu 7/7/2005 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Lot - Sacramento, CA
  • Fri 7/8/2005 Idaho Center Amphitheatre Lot - Boise, ID
  • Sat 7/9/2005 Gorge Amphitheatre Lot - Seattle, WA
  • Sun 7/10/2005 Columbia Meadows - Portland, OR
  • Fri 7/15/2005 Gallatin County Fairgrounds - Bozeman, MT
  • Sat 7/16/2005 Utah State Fairgrounds - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Sun 7/17/2005 Invesco Field - Denver, CO
  • Wed 7/20/2005 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Lot - Indianapolis, IN
  • Thu 7/21/2005 Tower City Amphitheatre - Cleveland, OH
  • Fri 7/22/2005 Riverbend Music Center Lot - Cincinnati, OH
  • Sat 7/23/2005 Tweeter Center - Chicago, IL
  • Sun 7/24/2005 Metrodome - Minneapolis, MN

    Email evange@radiotakeover.com for booking.
    Click here to view the Tour Date Archives


    Being an intern at Drive-Thru Records can be a valuable learning experience, but can it change your destiny? As an intern, Halifax drummer Tommy Guindon approached label co-owner Richard Reines in the Drive-Thru office and told him, “One day, you’re going to sign my band.” This wasn’t the first time Richard had heard this, but luckily for Tommy and the rest of Halifax, this was the first time it actually came true.

    The band from Thousand Oaks, California formed in 2002 and wasted no time laying down their first tracks. That year they released Start Back at Start on ECA Recordings. It was a solid effort but Halifax still had room to grow. By the end of 2003, the band evolved and the line-up changed. New members brought new life, new influences, and new energy into Halifax. In 2004, No Milk Records released the EP A Writer’s Reference and Halifax’s jolting rock n’ roll sound was born, erupting on tracks like “Sydney” and “Broken Glass Syndrome.” Still an unsigned band, Halifax spent 2004 touring relentlessly with no label support including a month long stint on the Van’s Warped Tour. In mid-summer, Tommy’s bold prediction came to pass and Halifax signed with Drive-Thru Records.

    A Writer’s Reference received plenty of critical accolades, but the release was limited. Drive-Thru, in conjunction with No Milk, remastered the EP and on January 25, 2005 will re-release it with an additional track. The re-release is just an appetizer as fans and critics alike anxiously await the main course: a full-length album. Halifax is spending the early part of next year writing new material and plans to release their full-length debut on Drive-Thru Records in Summer 2005.