Veal (band)

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OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresIndie rock, country
Years active1994 (1994)
MembersLuke Doucet
Nik Kozub

Veal is a Canadian indie rock band with country music influences. Originally based in Vancouver, the band later moved to Toronto, Ontario.


Veal was formed in Vancouver[1] in 1994. The band included guitarist Luke Doucet, [2] and drummer Chang. Early bassists in Veal include Howard Redekopp and Barry Mirochnick. In 1996 the group released their first album, Hot Loser.[3][4]

The band played a showcase at Canadian Music Week in Toronto in 1999.[5] That year they released a second album, Tilt O'Whirl, which was recorded in Vancouver but mixed in Toronto. The band signed with music promoter Shauna de Cartier, who formed Six Shooter Records in order to release the band's work.[6] The album was included in CBC RadioSonic's best of 1998 broadcast." Indie by nature". Globe and Mail, May 10, 2001

Bassist Nik Kozub, (now of Shout Out Out Out Out), later joined the band.

Doucet began a solo career in 2001 with the release of his album Aloha, Manitoba; he continued to perform and record with Veal.[7] The band released a third album in 2003, The Embattled Hearts.[8]



  1. ^ Woods, Linda. "Tilt O' Whirl", Allmusic. Retrieved March 31, 2012.
  2. ^ "String theory: Guitarist Luke Doucet to explore and experiment at National Music Centre residency". Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald January 6, 2017 |
  3. ^ "That's Meester Davíd to You" Dropd, May 13, 1998 Live review by Dorothy Parvaz
  4. ^ "Veal Hot Loser". Music Street Journal, 2002 Year Book Volume 2 Review by Gary Hill
  5. ^ " How to be a force in the Canadian music scene: The story of little Six Shooter Records". Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail, Jan. 13, 2013
  6. ^ "Six Shooter Records: Music without an expiry date". Stylus Magazine, April / May 2015, page 16
  7. ^ Wagner, Vit. "Luke Doucet pulls some strings; Quartet joins singer tomorrow First- ever show in a church". Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont. Jan 13, 2005 page G.03
  8. ^ Carruthers, Sean. "The Embattled Hearts", Allmusic. Retrieved March 31, 2012.

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