MRG Concerts Presents:


Ascot Royals, Nikki's Wives

Fri November 17

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Venue - Peterborough

Peterborough, ON


This event is 19 and over

Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS) -

Hailing from the periphery of Toronto, Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker has always been like a science experiment set to music -- what they do melts down acoustic rock, jungle, and trance, transforming it into an entirely new element. Since then, the duo of Vocalist/guitarist Ashley Boo-Schultz and hypeman/turntablist Human Kebab has travelled across North America, Europe and Asia, and has been recognized by both the CASBY and CMW Indie Awards. With Advanced Basics, USS returns with a fearless new album that includes the debut single "This Is The Best" which quickly shot to the Top 3 on Canadian Alternative Charts.
Ascot Royals
Ascot Royals
“Follow what you love and do it for the rest of your life… do what you love each day as if it’s your last.”

When Ascot Royals singer Jimmy Chauveau and his brother and bandmate Ben talk about those words from their dying aunt, it’s clear they’ve decided she’s given them a credo to live by.

Why is it that when we stare death in the eye, it reminds us to live life to the fullest?

I’ve interviewed a lot of bands, but when guitarist Tal Vaisman started to casually tell me his reality, I was wide eyed.  He told me about being a combat soldier in Gaza, how he lost his buddy in the absurdity of war, realizing that both sides are losing people they love, and how he would refuse to be a reason for that.

“Neither to my mother, or my ‘enemy’s’ mother” - Tal Vaisman

Tal left Israel, the Chauveau brothers left England. The band formed in Canada.

Bassist Scott Page and drummer Sam Stark, both born in Canada, speak about a pivotal band meeting as if their lives were hanging in the balance one fateful night. "All of our equipment got stolen! Guitars, amps, everything!" Scott recounts. "We were basically contemplating if that was the end of the road. But this band is our passion, and we all saw eye to eye on that, and always will."

Sam echoes that sense of passion that the Ascot Royals have always had. "Creating and sharing music with the message of living life to the fullest is very important to me. I live for the moment, for the night, and I love being free spirited."

The music reflects the awareness of living in those moments, but also a sense of forging ahead and looking to the future.

Lead off single “Best is Yet to Come” is a reminder that when you’re going through hell, just keep going.  This song makes me wanna take a deep breath and just look around…maybe everything’s gonna be okay.

The Ascot Royals put into songs the notion that with everyday life comes everyday struggle, and rising to that occasion may be the essence of life itself.
Nikki's Wives
After living through years of excess and infatuation, it's all too fitting that Nikki's Wives should find inspiration

for their debut EP in the form of a powerful obsession. Locking themselves away on a month-long creative

binge, Nikki's Wives has resurfaced with For E•V•E•R, the first six songs from the Toronto alt-pop group.

"Lyrically, we really wanted to indulge," Nikki admits, "We took some difficult emotions like jealousy and lust,

and tried to gloss them up – make them feel seductive." This isolation shaped a collection of songs that

disguise their depth as instant gratification, but reveal a deeper meaning after the high wears off. Mixed by

Matty Green (The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran), and produced by Alastair Sims (Walk Off The Earth,

Rush, Three Days Grace), For E•V•E•R is a pop-inspired experiment featuring Nikki Whitehead's smoky vocal

style floating over vintage synths and faux brass.

Nikki's Wives are no strangers to the recording process, starting her career as a solo artist, Nikki Whitehead

has been in and out of studios since she was 12 years old. "The studio is sort of like a second home to me,"

she reflects. The introduction of Dylan Lauzon and Nate Baylor to the group would be transformative, after

struggling for years to find collaborators that shared her aesthetic vision. The three instantly fed off each other's

creative energies, and decided to redefine the project to reflect this radiant spirit.

Following several high-profile TV appearances on Fox News and NBC, performances at the two Leather &

Lace Superbowl parties, and 5 showcases at SXSW, Nikki's Wives are on the verge of a banner year. With

their newest effort, the group is set to take fans to the limits of infatuation, only to reveal the bittersweet truth

that lies beneath.
Venue Information:
The Venue - Peterborough
286 George St N
Peterborough, ON, K9J 3H2