Try listening to [Hurricane] by Ottawa folk band Go Long (!) without swaying back and forth... – Meg Wilcox, CBC Radio, Bandwidth
Go Long (!) Biography:
After more than a decade of playing individually, the members of Go Long (!) have come together to form an acoustic group unlike any other. After making a name for themselves in the Ottawa area through their highly unique renditions of popular songs, their catchy original tunes, and their highly energetic stage show, Danielle Allard, Lucas Haneman, and Nicolas Crisafi have created a truly unique spectacle. With a sound influenced by varied genres from jazz, folk, and alternative rock to metal, electronica, and hip-hop, their stage show is something not to be missed.
Danielle Allard is an award-winning vocalist from Ottawa, Canada. A graduate of the Canterbury music program with a specialization in vocal performance, Danielle has been singing publically since the age of 9. She began playing guitar and piano at the age of 14 and writing her own music and lyrics from the same age.
Lucas Haneman is a graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance and has been playing the guitar since the age of 6. He is the recipient of several awards for his art including first place in the iFactor competition and the National Arts Centre Astral Emerging Artist award. He released his debut album “This is What’s Up” in May 2011.
Nicolas Crisafi has been playing bass and guitar since the age of 12. He joined his first band at 14 years old has continued playing in several projects in a variety of genres, including: metal, alternative, grunge, rock, pop, soul, R&B, blues, folk, indie and electronica. In 2010, he began composing his own original music, writing lyrics, and taking vocal lessons. He released his debut album «Voir plus loin» in April 2012.
Go Long (!) has recently performed at venues in both Ontario and Quebec which include The Elmdale House Tavern, Tucson’s, Avant-Garde Bar, Irene’s, Les Brasseurs du Temps and Maverick’s, opening for artists such as Theo Tams, The Autumn Portrait, and Sloan. They have provided a full evening of entertainment in the Ottawa market at venues like The Dubliner, PUB101, The Druid, and the Heart and Crown. They have performed at festivals including Winterlude and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival. Finally, they have come together in jazz performances at venues such as Café Paradiso, Café Nostalgica, JR’s, and the National Arts Centre.
The group also performs for many community organizations and local charities such as the Kanata Youth Centre and The Candlelighters charity. Each member is heavily involved in education in the areas of music, communication, and philosophy.
After releasing their debut full-length album, Strings Untied, in September 2012, the group is moving onto bigger things. The album, which predominantly features the groups collaborative originals, also includes some covers which are favoured by their fan base.
Go Long (!) proudly joined the American Federation of Musicians – Musicians Union, Local 180 in 2012 as a step towards their dream of touring internationally. The official Strings Untied tour is set to take place Summer 2013 throughout Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic Provinces.
Danielle Allard – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Ukulele, Piano
Lucas Haneman – Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo
Nicolas Crisafi – Electric and Upright Bass
Booking and Press Contact:
Les Productions Dubémol
Telephone: (819) 243-8461