The Noolands
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All About Our Band

The Noolands are a rock and roll band that writes and records music for their friends. Learn about all the different members and see the story unfold!

We're a rock & roll band that writes and records music for our best friends.

 
 
 
 

They describe themselves as “a Rock & Roll band that writes and records music for our best friends.” That being said, you need to get on their good side. The Noolands have the musicality, lyrical proficiency and fire of a pre-“Gordon” Barenaked Ladies, but edgier. Which only means one thing, you need to catch these guys on the way up so you can say you were a TRUE fan of potentially one of Canada’s biggest rock band prospects since the world was contemplating what we would do if we had a million dollars.

Based out of Barrie, the band has grown into a monster that likes to “mix it up”. At a Noolands show, anything can happen. They may all spontaneously just decide to switch instruments (they’re versatile like that) or just get into a full blown on-stage discussion set to music. Brandon Davenport, James Laxton, Aaron Casey, & Jon Laxton pride themselves on keeping it real. People react to their genuine natural stage presence and musicality, so why change a thing. The band continues to build their catalogue by working with some of the most talented producers around. They’re not stuck up though, the more best friends they get, the better (and you don’t have to buy them Kraft Dinner).

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Brandon Davenport

Brandon Davenport

Drums / Vocals / Piano
Usually you find him on stage behind his blue Ludwigs but off stage is where Brandon finds his inspiration to play. If he's not at the studio jamming with The Noolands he's working on cockamamie projects with his friends or at home watching tapes.

Special Abilities
Isn't scared of the internet or the web.

 

James Laxton

James Laxton

Guitar / Piano / Drums
One of the twin pillars to our wall of sound, Jimmithy brings a dizzying musical background to The Noolands. Speaking in riffs, this guy can tell tales the likes of which you've never seen. Also on occasion he will dance if you play 90's madonna remixes.

Special Abilities
Can nap (not faking it) anytime, on any surface, indoors or outdoors.

Aaron Casey

Aaron Casey

Vocals / Drums / Guitar / Piano
A song and dance man known by many, Aaron "Space Case" Casey is one cool cat. Often seen tumbling around the stage playing all sorts of instruments and dancing with no shoes on where it is clearly not safe at all.

Special Abilities
When threatened, can fart on command.

Jon Laxton

Jon Laxton

Bass / Bass / Bass
Jon is our secret weapon. He is the keeper of the secret sauce groove that makes The Noolands tracks as irresistible as they are. He plays bass in his sleep. Sometimes we wonder, is Jon playing the bass, or is the bass playing Jon?

Special Abilities
Can telepathically communicate with himself.

Meghan Poole

Meghan Poole

Saxophone / Honk Honk
When you think of rock & roll bands you often think of a sax solo somewhere. Meghan has brought a whole new edge to the band with her technical abilities and irresistible grooves.

Special Abilities
Can get Jon to shut up when nobody can.

Papa Nooland

Papa Nooland

Manager
His real name is Joshua Doerksen and he is by any sense our adult supervision. Helping us shape our future and produce our first recordings. He is always there with us to make sure we don't feel sad and aren't thirsty or tired.

Special Abilities
Can get Aaron to sit down for more than 6 minutes.

Captain Nooland

Captain Nooland

Producer
Shane Heath is a rock & roll legend in our hometown, and just happens to own one of the most righteous studios this side of the galaxy has ever seen. He also holds down the fort at The Foxx

Special Abilities
None of your business.