The Thuggees are Donovan Gopaul and AAron Asselstine. They are based in Kingston Ontario and are currently supporting their first e.p. with live shows throughout Ontario, Quebec and New York.. The new E.P. was recorded in Kingston and Toronto, and produced by Mr. Dash for The Change room studios. The intention was to bring HEAVY back into pop music. They draw on influences as diverse as American garage rock, Brit-pop and 90's rock to produce music full of whimsical and dark contradictions.
The touring band is supported by members from Monkey See Monkey Doom, Ghetto Xpress, The Mahones and Swampward Orchestra.
Donovan and AAron have played in and fronted bands like Les Six, Hemloxoup, Fountain of Vermouth, Allowable Avenue, Bluface and Cadence Code.
Donovan and AAron often draw upon their checkered and spicy histories having worked as a Road kill clean-up technician, Manager in a mental hospital, Strip club MC, Taxi driver, Stage hand, Novelist and Hair dresser to name a few. Each has a teenage daughter too.
AAron claims to have a spiritual connection to Detroit and Donovan once spent six weeks alone in India while deciding whether to pursue a life in music.