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Paper Lions performing at the 2011 Hillside Festival
|Also known as||The Chucky Danger Band (2004-2008)|
|Origin||Belfast, Prince Edward Island, Canada|
|Labels||Thank You Cathy|
David Cyrus MacDonald
Paper Lions (formerly the Chucky Danger Band) is a Canadian indie rock band, formed in Belfast, Prince Edward Island in 2004 by singer and guitarist John MacPhee, drummer David Cyrus MacDonald, guitarist Colin Buchanan and bass guitarist Rob MacPhee.
Their debut full-length album was Colour, released in 2006.
They won the 2006 East Coast Music Award for Pop Recording of the Year for their EP 6-pack.
They received three nominations at the 2007 East Coast Music Awards: Group Recording of the Year, Single of the Year ("Marching Machine"), and Rock Recording of the Year.
Their third release, Chucky Danger, was released August 29, 2007.
They were nominated for four awards at the 2008 East Coast Music Awards.
On February 21, 2008, the band announced on their Myspace blog that they were changing their name to Paper Lions.
Since changing their name to Paper Lions, the band has completed several tours including a 7-show tour with the American band, Cake, and have released their new album Trophies, which has garnered a lot of attention from media and the music industry. Their song "Stay Here for a While" made them finalists in the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
Paper Lions have also been featured on CBC Radio, having their video for their single "Lost the War" nominated for a 2010 CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award.
Their radio interest has paved the way for television interest including performing on September 29, 2010 on MTV Live and having "Lost the War" featured in several episodes of the hit ABC show, Greek.
Since signing to a label in September 2010 for the official release of their album Trophies, the band has seen none of the proceeds from record sales. In February 2012, the band announced on their website that they have now independently released their album and are giving it away for free via digital download. As yet the band has not divulged the name of the label to which they had signed or whether they were still associated with them.
However, Paper Lions subsequently revealed that the MuseBox has now contacted them and that the band will get any money that they're owed. The confusion reportedly stemmed from staff changeover and the closure of the label's Canadian offices.
Paper Lions have shared the stage with The Golden Dogs, Cake, No Joy, Hot Hot Heat, Electric Six, Collective Soul, CCR, The Watchmen, Pennywise, Coheed and Cambria, Bad Religion, Kim Mitchell, Loverboy, The Rheostatics, Our Lady Peace and many more.
- Two Brothers, A Major, and a Minor (2003)
- 6-pack EP (2004)
- Colour (2006)
- Chucky Danger (2007)
- Trophies (2010)
- At Long Creek (2012)
- My Friends (2013)
- Full Colour (2016)
Independent Music Awards 2013: At Long Creek-EP - Best Pop EP
- Cole, Sally (2007-08-24). "The homecoming". Charlottetown Guardian. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
- 2008 East Coast Music Awards nominees Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine.
- John Lennon Songwriting Competition
- CBC Radio 3 Polls Archived 2010-07-13 at the Wayback Machine.
- "MTV Live: Paper Lions". Retrieved 6 March 2012.
- ABC Family
- 2010 World Expo Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.
- Paper Lions. "Free album!". Retrieved 25 February 2012.
- "Paper Lions post a cappella cover of Tragically Hip's Bobcaygeon". CBC News, August 22, 2016.
- "12th Annual Independent Music Awards Winners Announced!" Independent Music Awards, 11 June 2013. Retrieved on 4 Sept. 2013.
- Paper Lions official website