We are a Calgary based, multi album power trio made up of Mitchell Brady (Guitar / Vocals), Keone Friesen (Bass / Harmonica), and Isaiah Stonehouse (Drums / Background Vocals). We have recorded and released two full albums (Windsor Street (2014), Common Bliss (2017)) and an EP (At Odds (2015)), and are always working on new material. Our music is described as a mixture of classic rock and blues, with romps of alternative, indie and psychedelic rock. Our original music carries the audience back to the hey day of rock n' roll, while adding a new and unique modern twist to the mix.
Some of our notable achivements over the years include: •1 of 6 artists chosen to be LAUNCHED on CTV's new music television series The Launch, releasing our song Wide Awake everywhere! •National Semi-finalists in CBC's 2017 Searchlight Competition (Top 25 out of thousands of entries) •Winners of the 2016 and 2017 YYC (Calgary) Music Awards for Rock Recording of the Year, nominees for Group of the Year at the 2016 YYC Music Awards, and winners of the Zachariah and the Prophets Memorial Award at the 2017 YYC Music Awards •Three time finalists in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 International Songwriters Competition (out of more than 18,000 entries each year)
We have played venues as far as the Whiskey A Go Go (Los Angeles) and The Roxy (Vancouver), to as close as The Palace Theatre and MacEwan Hall at home in Calgary. We have also had the privilege to play many other venues and festivals across Alberta and BC such as The Lilac Festival (Calgary), Beaumont Roots and Blues Festival (Edmonton), and the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival (BC). Sharing the stage with artists such as Trooper, Colin James, The Sheepdogs, The Odds, The Northern Pikes, Tim Williams, and others has been an honour.
We're old souls with young minds, with a goal to share music to people around the world. If you consider yourself to be a live music enthusiast, we'd love to see you at a show.
Mitchell Brady - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Mitchell started his interest in music by playing the piano, catching the desire to perform at the ripe old age of eight years old when performing “piano man” for over 300 people. He then moved on to playing drums, forming his first band at the age of 10 with an intense focus on creating original music. Inspired by Jimmy Page, Jack White, and Brian May, he soon picked up the guitar and discovered this was what he was born to play. Mitchell’s music has always been the means for him to express his thoughts, feelings and perspectives of the world around him. When Mitchell is not focused on his music or discovering new artists, he enjoys playing cards, pool, reading, hiking and camping with friends and family.
Keone Friesen - Bass, Harmonica, Back-Up Vocals
Growing up in a musical family, Keone was introduced early on to artists such as John Coltrane, The Police, Beethoven, and The Beatles. Keone credits this strong musical background for his diverse musical interests. He started playing music at the age of 4 and has grown up using music as a means to artistically express himself. Keone considers music his first language, and believes the art of music can convey ideas and emotions deeper than the spoken word. Employing a variety of different musical styles ranging from classical to jazz, and using both an upright and electric bass, he has culminated these styles into his live performance resulting in a spectrum of musical twists coming alive when on stage. When he is not practicing and performing with The Static Shift, he can be found hiking, meditating, reading, writing, and searching for new music to listen to.
Isaiah Stonehouse - Drums, Back-Up Vocals
With a father who works in the studio for a living, Isaiah has always been surrounded by music. At the age of 12, inspired by friends, musicians, and family, Isaiah started playing drums and joined a middle school rock band with his friends. Isaiah moved to Calgary at age 14, connecting with Mitchell and Keone, the trio complete, and The Static Shift was born. Inspired by artists such as Coldplay, Young the Giant, and Foster the People, Isaiah has always been into the alternative rock scene. When he's not drumming in the band, you'll find him out with friends and family, watching lots of hockey, drinking coffee, and listening to records.