From left to right: Jason MacIsaac, Jon Landry, Jason Wright, Mark Murphy, Craig Eugene Harris
|Origin||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Genres||Folk Rock, Punk Rock|
|Labels||Groundswell Music/Warner Music Canada. Rookie Records(EU)|
Craig Eugene Harris
The Stanfields are a Canadian rock music group, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Described by some sources as "the bastard children of AC/DC and Stan Rogers", the band blends a hard rock style with elements of traditional Atlantic Canadian folk music.
Formed in 2008, the band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Landry, mandolin/bassist Craig Eugene Harris, guitarist Jason MacIsaac, bouzouki player Jason Wright, and drummer Mark Murphy. The band formed and started out by playing Rock, Folk, and Country music cover songs during open mic performances at the Seahorse Tavern in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The band quickly gained local notoriety for its rowdy, entertaining live performances and was signed to Halifax independent label Groundswell Music in February 2010.
They released their debut album Vanguard of the Young & Reckless in 2010, and followed up with Death & Taxes in 2012. A third album, For King and Country was released on October 15, 2013. The album contained 10 new songs written, performed and recorded completely acoustically. The band is known for its powerful live show, and have toured mostly in Canada and Germany. In 2012 the band signed a distribution deal with Cologne based punk rock label, Rookie Records.
The band won 4 awards in 2013:
- Jon Landry – Guitar, Vocals
- Craig Eugene Harris – Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Background Vocals
- Jason Wright – Bouzouki, Background Vocals
- Jason MacIsaac – Guitar, Background Vocals
- Mark Murphy – Drums
- Former members
- "The Stanfields, Rose Cousins win big at the ECMAs in Halifax". Metro, March 10, 2013.
- "Double ECMA winners The Stanfields embark on Island mini tour". The Independent, March 14, 2013.
- "The Stanfields to rock Evergreen Theatre". Annapolis County Spectator, December 5, 2013.
- "The Stanfields @ Rookie Records". Rookie Records
- "Classified big winner at Music Nova Scotia awards". The Chronicle Herald, November 11, 2013.
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