As a child, Steve Maloney says, he would scribble song ideas and snippets of lyrics on scraps of paper and sheets torn from school notebooks. As he got older, he’d stay up late, sitting on the corner of his bed with a guitar and a notepad.
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“That hasn’t really changed,” he says — only now, his musical persona has grown from a lone night owl to a band of six.
Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind (Phil Maloney, Adam Hogan, Pete Mills, Jen Benson and Amy Joy) have been seeing some activity as of late, having earned a showcase spot at next month’s East Coast Music Awards in Charlottetown, and scoring a performance at this year’s Lawnya Vawnya indie art and culture festival in St. John’s later in April with their unique brand of alternative-folk music.
The band released their first album, a self-titled full-length, earlier this week, and are celebrating with a release show at The Rock House on George Street Saturday night. They’ll be joined by Fog Lake and East of Empire. Tickets are available at Fred’s Records and at the door, and showtime is 10 p.m. Copies of the new CD will be available for purchase at the show, and can be bought online on iTunes and CD Baby.