It’s the FINAL ROUND of Gimme The Gig! Two Timmins bands are guaranteed a spot at Rock On The River! But there’s one more round to determine who gets the big prize of opening up the main stage, with the loser closing the side stage. Vote either Laforge or All The Wasted Years and give them the gig!



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All The Wasted Years

All The Wasted Years (ATWY) is a punk rock band from Timmins, On. Since reforming in 2015 the band has been a growing influence in the Northern Ontario music scene. They won the Timmins Festivals and Events Committees Inaugural Epic Band Battle and have shared the stage with The Glorious Sons, Bigwig, Silverstein, Creepshow and many more. They’ve played on the main stage at Rock on the River and Stars and Thunder and have played all over Ontario and have shows booked in Quebec as well.

Fuelled by the incredible lyrics of front-man Nathan Radey, the fast guitars of Darcy Larouche and Eric Fortin and the quick beats of Stephane Gaudet, ATWY gives vibes of the 90’s punk scene similar to bands like The Offspring, Green Day, Bad Religion, NOFX and Blink 182. They released a DIY album, Thin Ice, in 2015. There second album High Blood Pressure, recorded in Toronto with Producer Anton Delost (producer for Seaway, Bearings…) was released in April 2018. Both albums are available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and many other streaming platforms.


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Laforge is a 4-piece punk rock band from Timmins that has been making music for over a decade.  Our lineup includes Corey McGee on Vocals/Guitar, Mitch Bergeron on Guitar/Vocals, Kevin Watson on Bass and Pat Lauzier on Drums.  We’ve written/recorded/put out 5 independent releases since 2008 and have remained active in the Timmins scene, helping build a community of which we are proud to be a part.  We played our last CD release show to a packed house at The Working Class on Boxing Day 2017, to mark the release of our new 6-song EP “High Hopes and Anecdotes”.
Our music is very much for fans of 90s/early 2000’s punk rock in the vein of Lagwagon, NOFX, Millencolin and Pulley, but we remain influenced by more contemporary bands like The Flatliners, The Menzingers and The Penske File.  Basically, we like to play loud/fast music and it sounds like loud/fast music is what you are looking for!
All of our music is available to stream at or on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, and all other streaming platforms.


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