The Alpacas

The Alpacas are Nick Harper, Greg Lee, Brett Garner, and Brent Lee: a four-piece rock and roll band from Barrie, Ontario. The Alpacas aim to write honest, hooky, and heavy tunes that strike a balance between raw and refined. The Alpacas live show is loud and quiet, fast and slow, tidy and unkempt –– but above all, The Alpacas look to create some good time vibes and entertain an audience.

Greg Lee: Born in the year of the Horse, Greg Lee can sing like a bird and scream like a wildcat from Northern Ontario. His favourites are The Who, The Replacements, and Hüsker Dü.

Brett Garner: Brett was naturally gifted with the calloused fingers of a sea-faring gentleman. His leathery paws give him the ability to produce very low frequencies on the bass guitar. His favourites are Attack In Black, The Strokes, and DFA1979.

Nick Harper: Nick's timing is impeccable, he’s never been late his entire life. Some drummers practice to metronomes, but metronomes practice to Nick Harper’s drumming. His favourites include: Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, and Alexisonfire. 

Brent Lee: At the tender age of 11, Brent Lee lost his ability to see far distances. No longer able to watch re-runs of Full House, he abandoned television and turned his attention to the family guitar. His favourites include: The Raconteurs, The Rolling Stones, and Ryan Adams. 

 

Music Videos

 

Listen

 The Best Is Behind You (2016 LP)

The Best Is Behind You (2016 LP)

 Mezzanine (2015 Single)

Mezzanine (2015 Single)

 Good Luck (2015 EP)

Good Luck (2015 EP)

 2014 EP

2014 EP

All songs are also available on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and other digital music services.

 

Press

CBC Hamilton - 3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week (Oct 22, 2016)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/3-new-ontario-songs-1.3816663

Album Premier - Punktastic (Oct 12, 2016)
http://www.punktastic.com/radar/first-play-of-the-the-best-is-behind-you-the-new-lp-by-the-alpacas/

Single Premier (Artifacts) - New Noise Magazine (Sept 29, 2016)
http://newnoisemagazine.com/song-premiere-alpacas-artifacts/

Single Premier (Cab Fare) - Live In Limbo (Sept 7, 2016)
http://www.liveinlimbo.com/2016/09/07/world-premiere/song-premiere-cab-fare-by-the-alpacas.html

CBC Music - 7 Songs You Need To Hear This Week (Aug 30, 2016)
http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/12613/roosevelt-sharon-van-etten-vince-staples

CBC Hamilton - 3 new Ontario songs you need to hear this week (Aug 27, 2016)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/3-new-ontario-songs-jessy-lanza-ascendia-ronley-teper-1.3737581

Single Premier (Wax) - Exclaim! (Aug 16, 2016)
http://exclaim.ca/music/article/the_alpacas-wax

 

Upcoming shows

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Get in touch

Management: Justin Reid - jr@willowmusic.com

Press: Adam Bentley - adam@auteurresearch.com

Band: theband@wearethealpacas.com