"I enjoy watching The Racket perform their music live. They are an amazing band, with wonderful musicianship, great vocalist and really cool tunes. One of the most promising young bands from BC. For sure their future is bright." - Alex Cuba, grammy award winning artist
The Racket has gained a substantial following throughout BC’s North West and have played all over the rest of the province. Raised in the rich festival scene of Northern BC, they know damn well how to spark energy and get a dance floor (or dirt field) grooving, as well as satisfying more intimate settings with an acoustic set. The trio plays with techniques and sounds, mixing styles and coming up with original material. From their live performance, you can expect tight n’ funky grooves, slow n’ steady blues, and the driving force of stomp-folk, all the while maintaining a rock vibe. With a lot of songs revolving around social change, their goal is to set the new age to a heavy downbeat. Everything these boys do is topped off with a large dose of originality.
A notable achievement for the trio is winning a province wide competition put on by Youthink Magazine, awarding them the title of "BC’s Best Teen Band of 2013”. A few significant performances thus far for The Racket are headlining at both the Kispiox Valley Music Festival in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the Smithers Midsummer Festival in 2014. They also played as opener acts for Trooper in 2012 and for 54 40 in 2014. In 2016, they were chosen to be one of the eleven winners of a contest hosted by the Simon Fraser University Woodward's Program. They have two EPs, “Out of the Cold” and "Fortune", available on Bandcamp.
In present day, the trio is residing in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are playing shows every month in and around the Vancouver area. They recorded their first full length album at Old Growth Studios on Salt Spring Island. The album will be available by September! So keep an eye and an ear our for "The Racket"...
Our Electronic Press Kit
July 8th - Salt Spring Island, BC @ Treehouse Cafe
July 15th - Vancouver, BC @ Studio Records
July 18th - Prince George, BC @ Nancy O's
July 22nd-24th - Hazelton, BC @ Kispiox Valley Music Festival
August 17th - Smithers, BC @ the Old Church
August 18th - Hazelton, BC @ Hazelbranch
August 19th - Terrace, BC @ Elephant's Ear Cafe
August 20th - Prince Rupert @ Cowpuccino's
August 25th - Smithers. BC @ Bulkey Valley Exhibition
August 26th - Prince George, BC @ the PG Legion