Who are they?
The Weekend is a pop-rock band from London, Ontario, Canada. Their first performance took place in 1998.
Co-founders: Andrea Wasse (vocals, chief songwriter) and Link C.(synthesizer, programming) were in high school when they formed the band with Lorien Jones (bass) and Mike Clive (drums).
The Weekend second performance was as an opening act for an audience of over 500 people. The Weekend quickly gained a loyal audience in the Southwestern Ontario independent music scene.
Music and Genre
Renowned for using synthesizerin its early albums, the band had obviously a distinct new wave feel. The addition of former Sinclaire guitarist Ryan Ford in its later album may have transformed its sound towards a harder rock edge, with the New Wave aspect in decline in favor of an ethereal,Brian Eno production style.
Albums and creations
The Weekend has issued three albums and continues to produce pop music with themes that revolve around the attainment of ‘perfect love.’
In 2004, it toured Indonesia as part of Soundrenaline 2004, the largest rock music festival in the country. It is the first Western band in history to do such an extensive tour of the Archipelago, with Deep Purplebeing the only other band to have made a similar journey in the 1970s.
The Weekend has lent its music to feature film soundtracks (Freaky Friday, Uptown Girls, D.E.B.S.) and television shows such as The Simple Life 2 and Mary-Kate and Ashley’s So Little Time.
Andrea Wasse has co-written for Canadian Idol (2004), CTV Television series Instant Star, and album tracks for artists Jenna Gand Amanda Stott.
Wasse co-wrote “Watch Me Move” performed by Fefe Dobson.