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Live Music at the Farmers' Market with Dawn Gibson and Trope Band

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Live Music at the Farmers' Market with Dawn Gibson and Trope Band
Live Music at the Farmers' Market with Dawn Gibson and Trope Band

Time and Location

Jul 11, 2023, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Rotary Square , Covent Garden Market Bldg, 130 King St, London, ON N6A 1C5, Canada

About the Event

Since the age of three, Dawn has wanted to be a professional musician. She recalls doing an aptitude and rhythm test in order to be able to start learning guitar at such a young age. The first question was, "Why do you want to learn to play the guitar?" Her answer then, was, "Because one day I want to be a rock and roll star." That remains her answer today. Dawn Gibson has toured professionally in the past opening for John Cougar Mellancamp and tom Cochrane. She took a long hiatus and back out chasing my dream now. Dawn Gibson has spent the last two years honing her solo act.

Trope is an alternative rock band with progressive elements featuring vocalist Diana Studenberg and producer/mixer Moonhead. Some of their influences include STP, Soundgarden, Deftones, Tool, Tori Amos, and Led Zeppelin. The band formed in 2017 and spent a couple of years writing and recording demos which became their debut album, Eleutheromania (2021).

Eleutheromania was engineered by Mike Fraser (ACDC, Metallica), mixed and creative consulted by David Bottrill (Tool, Peter Gabriel) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Alice in Chains, Pantera, Stone Temple Pilots).

“The first album was really a fusing of both the alternative and progressive rock genres, paying homage to our influences.” – Juno nominated songwriter Diana (2021, co-writer The Willoughbys/Netflix).

In 2022, Trope joined The Pineapple Thief feat. Gavin Harrison on a 27-date European tour, seeing the band play in 15 countries, and performed their set acoustically with just guitar and voice. Trope then joined The Pineapple Thief again in the US, for 6 dates on the East Coast, before joining up with Symphony X and Haken for a US National tour playing 27 shows, fully electric. 2023 will see the band join Kings X on select shows in the US and abroad.

Trope have played the main stages at Summerfest for two-consecutive years and were invited on an 18-date European tour with Kings X in 2019 and to open for The Cult in Reno, Nevada, that same year. They’ve played world renowned venues including the Viper Room, The Whisky and the Hollywood Improv and at NAMM at the Sennheiser Booth (2020).

In 2021, Trope’s single Surrogate was chosen as Loudwire’s ‘Best Songs of April Staff Picks’ and Pareidolia climbed to #4 on the Bulgarian Radio Rock Charts and was added to Spotify’s ‘Rock Hard’ editorial playlist. Trope have been featured in Louder Sound, Prog Mag, Metal Hammer Germany (2021) and were featured as one of Heavy Mags’ Top 40 Female Rock Acts in their ‘Ladies of Rock Edition’ (2019) alongside Lzzy Hale, Lacuna Coil, Jinjer, The Runways among others.

Trope endorse Sennheiser, GHS Strings and Warm Audio.

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