Faber Drive Joins the Citytv New Year's Bash, 2010 Line Up

This is one party you won’t want to miss! ‘Sing’ in the New Year with Citytv at the 25th annual festivities and live broadcast of Citytv New Year’s Bash, 2010 from Nathan Phillips Square. One of the biggest New Year’s celebrations in Canada, this year’s special outdoor, free-concert boasts an impressive line up of Canadian musical talents including the latest edition Faber Drive, along with previously announced Anjulie, Jarvis Church, Kardinal Offishall, Karl Wolf, The Mission District and ROCK OF AGES.  The evening is hosted by Gord Martineau, Tracy Moore, Kevin Frankish and Dina Pugliese. Tune in to Citytv for all of the fun, Thursday, December 31 at 10:00pm ET/CT/MT/PT.

Send off 2009 with a bang with an alcohol-free evening of entertainment — bring out the hot chocolate, long johns and flannel blankets to keep you warm. Things will definitely heat up as you dance the night away and ring in the New Year! With previous year’s attendance reaching over 40,000 revelers, get there early to secure your spot!

The party is also streaming LIVE online at Citytv.com at 10pm ET only. Visit now to watch an exclusive video retrospective celebrating 25 years of live broadcast and get set for the holidays with tips on cocktail party planning, holiday fashion, recipes, hostess gifts and more.

About Faber Drive:

Expansive, eclectic, confident, and professional – Faber Drive released their second album can’T keEp A SecrEt.  It’s a different proposition than the Juno nominees of 2008. Their debut album Seven Second Surgery found the Vancouver-based band suspended between modern rock’s heft and the bracing immediacy of pop punk, can’T keEp A SecrEt deftly brings new colour, tone, and emotion into the fold, crossing borders into pure electropop, dance music, and one very pristine revamp of a familiar old classic. 

can’T keEp A SecrEt is bonded by the coherent force of a band ambitious enough to challenge itself and possessing the confidence and poise to actually pull it off. First single “G-Get Up and Dance” sits at one extreme of the spectrum; a platinum iTunes grand slam that affixes Faber Drives’ native exuberance to the synth-heavy moves of Justice and classic Chicago House.

On the opposite pole, “By Your Side” is smooth, melancholy, and buffed to a fine polish beneath a vocal performance from Faber that feels like a punch in the gut. “Never Coming Down” tackles the very issue of “loving life” itself, according to Faber, barreling into view on a thumping backbeat, keening U2 guitars, AAD electronica, and a chorus of amped-up whoa-ohs. On “Our Last Goodbye”, Genn and the band found themselves back at square one, constructing the perfect pop punk throwdown.

Faber is quick to admit that FD gets a little “goofy behind closed doors”, and “The Payoff” somehow walks the line between tongue-in-cheek and triumph, celebrating the band’s graduation into Canada’s mainstream with an irresistible chunk of spiky, exclamatory, sing along pop-rock.  Pritchett joins powerhouse drummer Andrew Stricko as the newest members of Faber Drive 09; an outfit that has only built on a foundation forged on the road with Nickelback, Collective Soul, Hedley, and more. That any of the ten tracks on can’T keEp A SecrEt would make worthy successors to iTunes gold favourites like “Tongue Tied” and “When I’m With You” goes without saying – as Faber himself maintains, “everything is a progression.”

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