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by Spirathon

West Coast Psychedelic Folk Rock: 60's & 70's singer/songwriter flavoured rock anthems, folk ballads, and trippy instrumentals.
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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1. Planet
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2. Cherry Girl
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3. Earthship
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4. Khyber & the Birds
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5. Ladybug
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6. Hazyville
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7. Dusk
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8. Starlight Darling
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9. Pond of Stars
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10. Bongo the Hookah
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11. Owl's Howl
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12. Afterparty
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13. Fields
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14. Motion
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Vancouver, Canada rock act, singer/songwriter Spirathon - in the style of Neil Young and Gerry Garcia.

Spirathon: (self-titled) debut - 2005

During 2006, Spirathon debut album was played on 35 Canadian College radio stations, ranging from low to high rotation.

Vist Spirathon's myspace: www.myspace.com/spirathon

•Vancouver Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Stephen Jeffery.
•West Coast Rock/Pop/Folk/Psychedelic/Jam Band
•A classic 60’s sound mixed with a bit of “new”
•Unique songwriting
•Spirathon describes his brand of West Coast Folk Rock as “Smashing Pumpkins meets Grateful Dead.”
•Influences: Neil Young, Crosby Stills & Nash, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Led Zeppelin, Smashing Pumpkins, Primal Scream
•Singles: "Earthship radio mix,"power pop “Cherry Girl,” marijuana anthem "Bongo the Hookah," & upbeat feel good “Motion.”

Spirathon's 14 song debut self titled album was produced by Kevin kane (singer/guitarist- Grapes of Wrath).

Engineers: Yannis Fyssas (Avril Lavigne, Dido), Ryen Froggatt (Neko Case, Grapes of Wrath), and Craig Waddell (Sarah McLachlan, Moist).

Lucy Brain (Young & Sexy) appears on 3 songs singing background vocals.


“One of this year’s most original projects. A breath of fresh air amidst a sea of corporate clones.”
Yannis Fyssas, mixing & mastering engineer, (Avril Lavigne, Dido)

“Neil Young and The Grateful Dead, these are the 2 artists I hear most in Stephen Jeffery’s singing…great song writing.”
Ed Saddler, singer/guitarist, Fear Zero

"You will make a deeper impression in the footprints we made in the 60's"
Maureen Zable, Graphic Artist


Dishing up a combination of catchy pop-rock and organic folk, Spirathon's music is described as "West Coast folk rock with a touch of psychedelic pop." Think: Smashing Pumpkins meets the Grateful Dead! Produced by Kevin Kane (Grapes of Wrath), this full length album contains acoustic ballads, driving instrumentals, and 60's & 70's flavored rock songs reflecting a diversity of styles and influences.

Song Descriptions:

1. Planet: Ambient rolling "landscape art" instrumental that prepares the listener for the upcoming journey into the album.

2. Cherry Girl: Power pop single about an amazing female singer in a band.

3. Earthship: Environmental anthem about the beauty of the earth, and a fine example of Spirathon's unique "West Coast folk rock."

4. Khyber & the Birds: soundscape

5. Ladybug: Warm, soft acoustic folk ballad.

6. Hazyville: Drifting psychedelic pallet cleanser

7. Dusk: Psychedelic rock song about dwindling daylight and dusk.

8. Starlight Darling: Alternative pop rock

9. Pond of Stars: Haunting acoustic ballad full of nature based imagery.

10. Bongo the Hookah: Frolicking rock n' roll caper/ marijuana anthem featuring "Bongo the Hookah" - the mistress of marijuana, who meets "Wet Ginger," the mistress of alcohol.

11. Owl's Howl: Environmental folk rock anthem challenging the over-development of the Gulf Islands, and the fate of the Georgia Strait. Written from the perspective of an old Owl whose home might be destroyed.

12. Afterparty: Alternative instrumental that leads to the last 2 songs and the resolution and conclusion of the album.

13. Fields: Acoustic ballad that recounts and reflects on the passage of time through the adventures and fun had by a group of students and friends who share good times and life working at their summer job at a restaurant.

14. Motion: A relaxed, upbeat, feel good pop-rock tune.

Green Olympics - 2008

Spirathon's new protest song "Green Olympics" a song which challenges the recent destruction of The Eagleridge + Larson's Wetland for the construction of a 4 lane highway after being promised a tunnel + a "Green Olympics."

Listen to a sample of "Green Olympics" in the audio section of this Sonic Bids EPK, or on spirathon's myspace:


Green Olympics tour 2008: summary

Green Olympics – a musically produced theatrical, educational, environmental social protest show, presented acoustically by West Coast folkie – singer/songwriter & rock musician,“Spirathon.” Accented by projected photography from Eagleridge Bluffs, Larson Wetland and the beautiful West Coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, Green Olympics tells the true story of Eagleridge Bluffs & Larson’s wetland, the subjects of a fierce environmental battle to protect two rare ecosystems against a four lane highway, after being promised a “Green Olympics” and a tunnel.

The show examines the role of environmental activism, social protest music, the supposed green values of society, media manipulation, political promises, rare endangered species, environmental law, and where each of us can play a part as individuals. Presented with a touch of comedy, through the eyes and narration of Spirathon, the disillusioned musician tastefully debunks the myth of Vancouver’s 2010 green Olympic legacy, through original music and songs by other artists such as Crosby Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Grateful Dead, Blue Rodeo, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, and Matthew Goode. Green Olympics tells the story of a broken promise, the continued destruction of our natural environment, and those who rise against it.

"We did not seek and celebrate the successful Olympic bid in order to discover that our own home ground was to be violated in such an egregious manner."

... Wade Davis National Geographic Ethno botanist

Listen to a sample of "Green Olympics" on spirathon's myspace: www.myspace.com/spirathon

Spirathon plans to sell "Green Olympics" mp3s online for a dollar, and donate %100 of the profits to different environmental organizations.

Spirathon hope to reach out to different wetland and bird groups throughout the tour. Spirathon hopes to tour extensively throughout the United States during January/February/March/April of 2008, and hopes to play in as many U.S. colleges and univeristies as possible.



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