September 6, 2006

Pushing Daisies Bio

As one of Canada’s up-and-coming bands, Pushing Daisies and their harmony-driven rock/pop melodies are winning over the hearts of fans all over the globe.

Originating in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1995, the band’s lineup solidified in 1996 and is comprised of Darren Burtniak (drums/percussion), Roland Coté (vocals/guitar), Brian Trudeau (vocals/bass), James Roth (guitar) and Curtis Paull (guitar).

Pushing Daisies established a record label and publishing company Catch 23 Records Inc. in 1999 to release Pretending To Be Famous.

Pushing Daisies achieved much success with Pretending To Be Famous and the break-out single Disagree, which earned impressive radio play on commercial stations across Canada, and put a video in regular rotation on MuchMusic. A showcase at Canadian Music Week, where they were named winners of the Rising Star Award, combined with a busy touring schedule the following summer, enabled them to play to sold-out arenas as opening act on The Guess Who’s Running Back Thru Canada Tour.

Their highly anticipated sophomore disc, How It Makes You Feel, was released in late 2005 to a sold-out crowd in their hometown of Winnipeg. The album’s first two singles, Punches and The Weekend, are currently receiving airplay on radio stations in Winnipeg and across the country and are available for download online at

Other stand-out tracks from How It Makes You Feel include Fall Back Into Me, a melodious tune that landed a spot on Global’s hit television series Falcon Beach; and Stranger, which took top marks in the Canadian Music Week Songwriters’ Awards.

2007 will see Pushing Daisies with their first major label recording in stores throughout North America, as well as some extensive touring in support of their new CD!