Since their formation in 1997 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, The Trews have released five albums, House of Ill Fame (2003), Den of Thieves (2005) No Time For Later (2008), Friends & Total Strangers (2009) and 2011’s Hope & Ruin.
With two achieving Canadian Gold Sales status, thirteen Top-10 singles, (two of them #1) and one Digital Gold sales status), multiple awards for best single, video and live group and over 1000 International live shows under their belt, including support slots for the Rolling Stones, Robert Plant, Guns N’ Roses, KISS and Bruce Springsteen this Canadian rock band never rests.
Since their first single “Not Ready to Go” first came pumping out of Canadian radio, The Trews — comprised of lead vocalist Colin MacDonald; his brother, guitarist John-Angus MacDonald; cousin, drummer Sean Dalton, and long-time friend, bassist Jack Syperek — keep pushing themselves in the studio and onstage, always ready to give an intuitive and intense rock ‘n’ roll show of songs with killer hooks.
"The Trews' strength is in the hooky rock that dominates the set list… They nimbly balance between commercial pop and tougher rock without falling into either camp."
- Hal Horiowitz, All Music