KANADIA are James Bettis (guitar/vocals), Tim Lucas (drums), Melissa Marshall (synths/keys) and Jack Ashworth (Bass). A four piece alternative rock band, renowned for their exciting stadium sized live shows on the Oxford music scene, with their cathartic songwriting style, which has resonated with their cult of followers from the UK to Mexico and everywhere in between.
KANADIA's debut self titled album was released on 2nd March, 2019 to a sold out launch show at O2 Academy Oxford.
KANADIA have performed at Truck Fest in 2018, alongside PEACE, JAWS and Bad Sounds, Common People Festival, BBC Introducing, SoFar Sounds and headlining the O2 Academy Oxford multiple times.
They have performed at venues up and down the country including The Bullingdon, Hare and Hounds, Night and Day Cafe,The Cellar, Jericho Tavern and Sunflower lounge.
Ronan Munro, editor of accredited Nightshift Magazine (Radiohead, Foals, Glass Animals), has predicted a bright future for KANADIA, reviewing each release with great anticipation.
2021 saw the band release a new EP with their second album, set for release in December 2022. This summer Kanadia will be playing at In It Together Festival alongside Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds, Two Door Cinema Club and Clean Bandit.
James Bettis - Vocals / Guitar
Tim Lucas - Drums
Melissa Marshall - Keyboards
Jack Ashworth - Bass
"Four piece indie alt rockers Kanadia have been causing quite a stir in and around Oxford over the last year or so and the release of their debut self-titled E.P. took the industry by surprise with its vaulting ambition and epic scale. A band most definitely here to stay"
- Common People
"took people by suprise. Built for the big stage. you can imagine them on that main stage at Common People, if not beyond at Glastonbury! "
- Ronan Munro
"gorgeously understated, precise but ambitious in scale, in the way Muse can be. They’re destined for stages and venues far larger than they’re currently playing"
- Nightshift Magazine