We’ve got talent… and we’re headed to Toronto!

unnamedArms was selected to participate in OPSEU’s Got Talent, a talent competition put on by the Ontario Public Service Employee Union (Carolyn is a member). We were chosen from a pool of 95 applicants to be in the top seven, competing at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre May 7 in front of the convention crowd and special guest Canadian Idol judge Farley Flex. Hoping to win the $1,000 prize for recording, but really just looking forward to playing for a big crowd in T.O.!

We’re playing Ottawa’s newest venue, LIVE on Elgin, June 6!

11130352_359476910923198_6432702053622652721_oLIVE on Elgin is Ottawa’s newest performance venue, and we’ll be playing their opening weekend on June 6. The show features Danielle Allard, Arms in the middle, and Winnipeg headliners Sweet Alibi. Doors are 9pm, and tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance via LIVE on Elgin’s website. LIVE on Elgin is above the Dunn’s on Elgin street and Dunn’s menu items will be for sale. There’ll be lots of cabaret-style seating, meaning that you can relax and enjoy the show.

Hot off the press

Did you catch us in the media last week? In case you missed it…

Dave and Carolyn on CKCU's The Brew
Dave and Carolyn on CKCU’s The Brew

Dave and Carolyn were on CKCU93.1 FM early Monday morning, playing live on The Brew. You can listen to their set and interview here, just past the half-way mark.  Thanks to Trish for having us.

We were also featured in a profile on Couch Assassin. Jean McLernon gave us a nice write-up about our March 28 show and teased out upcoming album — yes, new Arms is coming in late 2015! Read the article here.

Finally, we had an interesting collaboration with Ottawa clothing company Babes & Gents, who featured us on their website with a short profile and interview. If you know the band members you can probably guess who answered what! Check out the profile… and the clothes here!

Poster for March 28 show: get ready for Dekcuf!

11075735_461647257323319_809273198_oArms of the Girl is headlining a local indie music night at Dekcuf on March 28. Four awesome bands, including No Fly List, Couchwrecked, and Matt & Vee for only $7 ($5 for students). Doors 8:30pm.
If that’s not enough incentive, we’ll be debuting new original material and we’ll be entering anyone who buys merch into a draw for a free Beer Store gift card (courtesy of our Beer Store employee guitarist). Looking forward to the show!

Upcoming original show and radio interview

Arms is looking forward to kicking off spring with a March 28 show at Dekcuf. Part of the Ottawa Indie Rocks show series, the line-up also features Matt and Vee, Couchwrecked, and No Fly List. Doors are 8:30pm, tix are $7 ($5 w/ student ID). Information on set times soon, or visit the Facebook event page.

You can also catch an acoustic performance and interview from the band on CKCU93.1FM March 23. We’ll be on The Brew, hosted by Trish and Ka, at 7am.

Pics from RockRaiser

Thanks to all who attended RockRaiser on Sunday, February 15. The show raised more than $2,500 for the Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre. Meanwhile, enjoy these great pics from the Erick Sodhi Photography Website or visit the full Facebook event album here: RockRaiser 2015 Event Album

Poster for RockRaiser

10974169_846820258712541_7801161640013395363_oRockRaiser is coming soon! Join us on Family Day weekend, Feb. 15, at Greenfield’s Pub and Eatery. The show is in support of the Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre, which helps adults living with disabilities. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Email the band at armsofthegirl@hotmail.com if you’d like us to set aside a ticket for you. Looking forward to a great night of music.

RockRaiser 2015

Arms of the Girl is proud to be part of RockRaiser for the third year in a row. RockRaiser is a concert in support of the Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre, which provides support and resources for adults with disabilities. On Sunday, February 15 (Family Day weekend), Arms will perform at Greenfield’s Pub and Eatery, along with Sandi Skye, Megan Laurence, Lucas Haneman, Robert Farrell, and headliners the Airliner Blues Band, with DJ Noah from Live 88.5FM as master of ceremonies. The show starts at 3pm. More details about set times and cover charge to come! Watch the 2015 commercial below…

Starting off 2015 — shows and radio!

Hear us on your radio January 12 by listening to LiVE88.5FM at 8:20pm. It’s the commercial radio debut of “All Up To You”!
Want to catch us live? Our first show of 2015 is James Street Pub on January 16 at 10pm.