Broomsticks & Hammers take songs grounded in stories of the human condition and wrap them up in a folk rock and country sound that occasionally dips into blues and jazz. Since their founding in 2013, the band has built a strong local fan base, playing local clubs, community events, and supporting a variety of charitable causes.
Among the band’s most notable performances are: The main stage at the venerable Canterbury Folk Festival (2016); the main stage at the prestigious Home County Music and Art Festival (2016); Grand Bend Summer Sunset Sounds concert series (2016); the main stage at the River Rock Festival (2017); and the sold out “It’s Not, Not Country” showcase in downtown London (with London favourite’s Kevin’s Bacon Train) as part of Canadian Country Music Awards Week. In 2018 the band once again appeared at the Canterbury Folk Festival, the Home County Music and Arts Festival, and Grand Bend Summer Sunset Sounds.
Broomsticks & Hammers’ debut album Postcard, released in January 2016, was well received by college stations nationwide. With the band’s 2017 release, Mirror Box, recorded at the Sugar Shack in London with Juno-nominated producer/engineer Simon Larochette, the band aim to continue their musical development, and expand their fanbase as they play to audiences across south Western Ontario and beyond.