Tricky Woo guitarist Adrian Popovich performing live with the band in 2005
|Origin||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Years active||1996-2002, 2004-2006, 2009|
|Associated acts||Soft Canyon, Mongrels, Public Animal|
|Past members||Andrew Dickson
Tricky Woo is a Canadian indie rock band, based in Montreal. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Andrew Dickson, guitarist Adrian Popovich, bass guitarist Alex Crowe and drummer Patrick Sayers. The band was nominated for a Juno Award for their 1999 album Sometimes I Cry.
The band is named after a pampered dog featured in James Herriot's best-selling autobiographical novel All Creatures Great and Small, about a country veterinarian in pre-war England. Originally formed in 1996 by Andrew Dickson, Sasha Roiz (drums) and Jon Fazakerli (bass), the band released their debut album Rock and Roll Music, Part 1 in 1997 on Montreal's SSG Recordings. Popovich soon joined on second guitar and Eric Larock took over bass duties for their follow up album The Enemy is Real. Pat Conan replaced Roiz on the drums for the band's critically acclaimed third album Sometimes I Cry.
Popovich subsequently left the band in 2000, and the band released the album Les Sables Magiques in 2001 before breaking up in 2002. The band members subsequently participated in a new project, Soft Canyon, which also included former members of Local Rabbits.
Dickson, Popovich and Larock reunited with new drummer Sayers in 2004 for a cross-Canada tour, and the band followed up with the new album First Blush in 2005 with Crowe replacing Larock.
A compilation of b-sides and rarities titled "The Children Of" was released on yellow vinyl by Yeah Right! Records in 2015.
- The Claw (1996, 7" EP, Mag Wheel Records)
- Rock and Roll Music, Part One (1997, CD, SSG Records)
- The Enemy is Real (1998, CD, Sonic Unyon Records)
- Ten Tons (1999, 7" EP, Grenadine Records)
- Sometimes I Cry (1999, CD, Sonic Unyon Records/LP No Tomorrow Records)
- Trouble/Rock & Roll Gypsy (2000, 7", Estrus Records)
- Tricky Woo (2000, 10" EP, Mag Wheel Records)
- Les Sables Magiques (2001, CD, Sonic Unyon Records)
- First Blush (2005, CD, Last Gang Records)
- The Children of Tricky Woo (2015, Vinyl, Yeah Right! Records)
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