Toronto, ON – September 11, 2017 – Winnipeg band The Treble are excited to announce that their fifth installment of 24 Shows in 24 Hours will take place on October 20 and 21. This year the band has chosen to partner with and raise funds for The National Canadian Mental Health Association.
The Treble will play acoustic sets each hour at a variety of businesses, venues, and historical and recognizable landmarks across Winnipeg, in exchange for donations that will go to support the CMHA. Since its inception, the event has grown significantly, and for its fifth anniversary, this year’s iteration promises to be a truly special experience. Since it’s inception in 2011, 24 Shows in 24 Hours has raised nearly $20,000 for charity partners including the Canadian Red Cross, Winnipeg Harvest, Free The Children, and Cancer Care Manitoba.
“We did this event for the first time back in 2011. It was the most challenging and enjoyable thing we had ever done as a band. In October we will be doing it for the fifth time and couldn’t be more excited. In the past we’ve partnered with the Canadian Red Cross, Winnipeg Harvest, Free the Children and CancerCare Manitoba. We chose the National Canadian Mental Health Association because we wanted to raise funds and a topic of conversation that was important to us and that we truly believe in. Music has played a large part for all of us in how we deal with our own personal struggles. Individually we’ve all had our own issues with regards to this topic and it felt right to do this event for something that had personal significance. Playing 24 Shows in 24 Hours in support of mental health initiatives felt like the perfect way to continue a conversation we can never have enough.”
“A band that plays all day and all night for mental health knows the kind of energy it takes to make a difference,” says Mark Henick, CMHA National Director of Strategic Initiatives. “The Canadian Mental Health Association thanks The Treble and all its supporters for their commitment and their generosity.”
As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service. With more than 10,000 staff and volunteers in more than 300 community locations across Canada, CMHA provides vital services and support to over 1.3 million Canadians every year. As the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community-based resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness in their own communities.
The Treble are Mark Brusegard – lead vocals, Colin McTavish – keyboard, Graeme Woods – guitar, Dana Jerlo – drums and Patrick Hansen – bass. The band has carved out a reputation for crafting impressively bold and unique rock-infused pop music that has an integral rock vibe and harmony driven melodies that appeal to a phenomenal cross-section of music lovers. Earlier this year the band released their debut full length album Modernaires (Cadence) that was produced by Rob Wells (Tyler Shaw, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber). The first single, “Wherever You Go hit #42 on the alt-radio charts. The second single, “Ten Thousand Floors” and full album were released February 10, 2017 alongside a stunning video shot at the Burton Cummings Theatre. “Ten Thousand Floors” came out of the gate at #37 on the Alt radio charts, and was #3 on the top 10 movers on Alt Radio in Canada in its second week on the charts. The album currently has surpassed half a million spins on Spotify and the band are currently in the Top 10 for the next installment of the JUNO Master Class.
Learn more about The National Canadian Mental Association here.
Watch:”Ten Thousand Floors”