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Voting is under way for the CBCMusic Searchlight 2019 Competition. Please lend your support and vote for The Dunlop Brothers and their song “Old Dive Bar.” You can vote once per day, until February 14 at 3pm ET, 2019.
The Dunlop Brothers are a Canadian Band from Hamilton, Ontario. Featuring songwriting brothers Matt and Justin, The Dunlop Brothers have been playing and recording music together for as long as they can remember. They have played in various bands and as a duo, all over Hamilton and the Toronto area. Their music flows with creativity, with an emphasis on their inventive arrangements and improvisational style.
Their debut album The Dunlop Brothers, Vol.1 is available now for download and streaming on all music platforms.
The 14-track album was recorded at Hamilton’s well-respected Catherine North Studios, which has played host to the likes of local Hamilton legends Junkhouse, as well as Big Sugar, City & Colour, Broken Social Scene, The Glorious Sons, Big Wreck and more.
“The Dunlop Brothers’ Old Dive Bar is from the duo’s first album called, appropriately enough, Volume One. This track wins major points for me because it impeccably paints a picture. Storytelling is key here, and I am all about it” -Adam Carter, CBC Radio (November 2018)
“…The Dunlop Brothers debut is chock full of sweet melodies and impeccably performed tunes they assembled alongside producer/engineer Mike Monson at Catherine North Studios. If you’ve seen either or both the Dunlops on the local stage, you won’t be disappointed with this collection of tunes” -Ric Taylor, View Magazine Hamilton (Sept 2018)
“Matt and Justin Dunlop have been diligently recording 14-original tracks in Hamilton’s Catherine North Studio that display an exceptional sense of melody and storytelling” -Graham Rockingham, The Hamilton Spectator (August 2018)
“Beautiful Music out of Hamilton…Sounds like: Straight talking storytelling”-Larry Lootsteen/Alan Cross, A Journal of Musical Things (August 2018)