Looking at the long range forecast we see that Wyntr has settled in, with a ridge of high pressure bringing a mix of thrash and punk over the entire region. We’re also seeing a good chance of a classic hard rock influence or two in the mix of precipitation as this storm sweeps through live venues everywhere over the coming months. As we all know, Wyntr can be unpredictable, we advise everyone to remain vigilant and visit often for the latest updates.
Wyntr began modestly in 2018 when drummer Lorne Keefe, guitarist Ryan Conway, and bassist Bob Ross, all veterans of the Ottawa live music scene, were joined by vocalist Will Andrade and the band began playing some well-received opening slots in Ottawa while working quietly behind the scenes preparing material for an introductory EP.
The storm intensified as Wyntr roared into 2019 with a solid appearance at Rebel Rock Search 2019 in January, followed by a string of high-energy shows including the Day for the Dogs benefit show in support of the Ottawa Humane Society at the Rainbow Bistro in March and an opening slot on French party metal band Loaded Gun’s Canadian tour with Montreal’s DOAN in August.
The fall of 2019 saw a huge lineup change with the departure of Will Andrade. Dreading the task of looking for a replacement the band decided instead to continue as a trio, with Ryan stepping up to sing in addition to his guitar duties. Before the winter tires went on Wyntr was back in the studio completing vocals. As the first snow came in they were getting it all mixed down and in February 2020 The Wyntr EP was available on Spotify, Apple Music and all the online stores. In a nod to his important role in the band’s early days, Will is featured on the closing track ‘Ryde’.