Tin Foil Phoenix

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Tin Foil Phoenix
Origin Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Genres Post-grunge, alternative rock
Years active 1997–present
Labels C4
Website TinFoilPhoenix.com
Members Michael Allen Zirk
Lyle Geisbrecht
Yves Gagnon
Phil Cholosky
Past members Stephan Kray
Paul Robinson

Tin Foil Phoenix is a Canadian post-grunge band from Winnipeg. The band formed from the ashes of a previous incarnation under the moniker of Sonic Bloom with core members Michael Allen Zirk and Steven Kray. Guitarist Fish joined soon thereafter.[1] Bassist Paul Robinson joined the band in 1999 and two years later, they added another guitarist, Phil Cholosky.

In 2001, they released Hurry, an independent seven-song EP. Its first single, Neopolitan, got a great amount of airplay on Canadian radio.[2] The song soon caught the music industry's attention and the band was signed to 604 Records/Universal in August 2002.[3] The deal guaranteed the release of their debut album in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

In February 2002, the name of the band changed from Sonic Bloom to Tin Foil Phoenix because of legal concerns over the name expressed by their international label affiliate, Roadrunner Records.

Their first full-length album, Living In The Shadow Of The Bat, was released on September 14, 2004 by 604/Universal. They have a new single called 'Have A Nice Day' on their MySpace and their second album Age Of Vipers is set for release on 20 May. The lead single of Age Of Vipers is called "Hurry Home".



  • Michael Allen Zirk - vocals
  • Fish - guitar
  • Phil Cholosky - guitar
  • Yves Gagnon - bass
  • Lyle Geisbrecht - Percussion.


  • Paul Robinson - bass
  • Stephen Kray - Percussion




  • "Neopolitan" (2002, re-released 2004)
  • "Ms Genova" (2005)
  • "Have A Nice Day" (2007) (online only)
  • "Hurry Home" (2007)
  • "Not How The West Was Won" (2007)
  • "Man Of Constant Sorrow" (2008)

In media[edit]

  • Their hit song Ms. Genova is featured in the new IPod Nano's music trivia.
  • The song "The Stuff" was included on the game soundtrack of 2K Sports' NHL 2K10.[4]


  1. ^ Peter Klassen. "The Rise of the Phoenix". View Magazine. Retrieved 2006-03-07. 
  2. ^ Mike Warkentin. "Little shop of horrors". Uptown Magazine. Archived from the original on 2006-11-12. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  3. ^ Darryl Sterdan. "Living in the Shadow of the Bat". Winnipeg Sun. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  4. ^ "2K Beats: NHL 2K10". 2K Sports. Archived from the original on 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 

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