Delivering more than a half ton of fun, Children of Celebrities burst onto the Victoria music scene in 2004 when a group of pseudo middle-aged guys wanting more than their day jobs. All talented musicians, they also discovered a shared sense of humour about life and music. In 2005, the "Children" released their debut CD, Middle Age Wasteland. Victoria's Monday MagazineReader's Poll voted Children of Celebrities as "Favourite Group" and Middle Age Wasteland as "Favourite Local CD" in 2006. It was also nominated for a Vancouver Island Music Award. In 2007, the band released their second CD, We're Not Bitter, receiving airplay on CBC Radio and campus-community radio stations across the country. We're Not Bitter shot up folk and rock playlists resulting in national campus-community chart rankings on !Earshotfolk/roots/blues charts in August, September and October 2007.
In 2010, the Children released their third CD, Stereo Bang Bang with a jam-packed concert at Victoria's Alix Goolden Hall. Again, this new CD charted on campus-community radio across Canada, received airplay on CBC Radio and found the band touring locally in support of this recording. Having undergone some changes in personnel, the Children are as active as ever in 2011 ~ recording demos for a new Cd, busking on Government Street in Victoria and playing gigs at every opportunity. The Children were nominated for a Monday Magazine "M" Award in 2011 in the Folk/Roots category (eventually losing out to younger, more talented hipster musicians)!
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Rob Egan Vocals/Guitar
Mike Raymer Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Egg
Kevin Paetz Bass, Saxophone, Vocals
Mike Regimbal Fiddle, dobro, percussion, vocals
The Grim Reaper
The Fountain of Youth