Genre: Folk / Acoustic / Stormy
Members: Nick Ferrio - guitar, vocals, Mike Duguay - drums, keyboards, Jay Swinnerton - guitar, (also: Ryan Perks - guitar, Joey Theobald - bass)
Official Site: www.nickferrio.com
Year Founded: 2008
Record Label: N/A
Description#1: Weird Weather is a psych folk band from Peterborough, Ontario that is comprised of Nick Ferrio (Sweet Kansas; Bloody Miracles; The Burning Hell), Mike Duguay (Mike Dugay & Bear Trees; The Burning Hell), and Jay Swinnerton (Tarantula) respectively.
The band’s name purportedly comes from Ferrio looking for a means to address the awkward social interaction between strangers other than using an opening conversational gambit of “weird weather we’ve been having”.
Information Source#1: http://www.last.fm/music/Weird+Weather
Description#2: Easy and soulful, Weird Weather are a gentle young band helmed by Peterborough, ON's Nick Ferrio, whose cleverly arranged songs reverberate with hopeful emotion and a cautiously optimistic perspective. Joined by guitarist Jay Swinnerton and his mate in the Burning Hell, Mike "Twinkle-Fingers" Dugay, Ferrio has been cajoling Weird Weather into existence for some time but it has taken noted engineer/musician Andy Magoffin to properly capture the mood of the band. Ferrio's voice is high and mighty, winsome enough for mass appeal yet oddly dark, even as it earnestly shapes one cliché after another on the festively sardonic "Give Up the Ghost." He's the perfect figure for this age of dramatic folk voices, recalling Jim James or the boys in Fleet Foxes when he soars through songs like "On the Island." Somewhere between a junkshop and heaven, Weird Weather are a pleasant oasis worth exploring. (Independent)
Information Source#2: exclaim.ca/Music/article/weird_weather-surface_of_moon (2009)
Description#3: Weird Weather is a Peterborough band fronted by Nick Ferrio. It was a step forward from playing as a solo musician, and was the predecessor to Nick Ferrio & His Feelings.
Current Status: See also - Nick Ferrio / Nick Ferrio & His Feelings (2015)
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