Posted by  Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:25 AM


Jon Creeden shared a link to Cactus Vella’s bandcamp and it had that folk punk edge that is just oh so good right now. I quickly got in touch with this Toronto resident.

What are your thoughts on the music scene in your local residence?
The local scene here in Toronto is alive and well. Toronto has always had an amazing scene from the very beginning. On any given night there’s plenty of bands to be seen. There’s always awesome bands playing at The Bovine Sex Club, The Hard Luck Bar, The Press Club, Sneaky Dee’s and countless other venues. Those are just my favorites.
The only thing lacking today in Toronto is venues providing the opportunity to host all-ages events.
How would describe your music style?
I play acoustic punk. Rebel Music.”

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ON AIR 01Posted on on Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:58

“Cactus Vella yet another Torontonian musician that is featured on Everything and the Kitchen Sink.

So who the hell is Cactus Vella? Well I am trying to get to that.. So be paitent…

Cactus Vella has been around in the Toronto punk scene since the early 90’s and continues to play in some of my favourite punk bands. Not only does he play in Sinkin’ Ships, The Class Assassins and The Whiskey Hearts Collective, but he pushed the boundaries of music with his own Album….”

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Posted on on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 9:13 PM (PST)

FUSION 01“The greatest thing about this is that I get to talk about not only Cactus Vella’s solo project but he is the guitarist in some of my favorite Toronto punk bands. Cactus Vella has been around in the Toronto Punk scene since the early 90’s,and continues to play in Sinkin’ Ships, Class Assassins and The Whiskey Hearts Collective.

One of my favorite things about any musician is when they push the boundaries of their own music. Cactus Vella plays in some amazing hardcore punk rock bands, but who is to say that you can’t go and record a gritty acoustic punk rock album? And he did just that. So here’s a couple of clips of his acoustic stylings….”

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Posted on on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 5:09 PM (PST)

DYING SCENE 02“Toronto’s Cactus Vella (The Class Assassins and Sinkin’ Ships) has released a music video for his song “Touch The Ground” and you can check it out here.

The song appears on his recently released solo acoustic album “Sailin’ On” out on Anxiety Attack Records…”

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Posted on on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM (PST)

DYING SCENE“Toronto’s Cactus Vella (The Class Assassins and Sinkin’ Ships) has released his first solo acoustic album titled “Sailin’ On” on Anxiety Attack Records.

Cactus, who’s been playing acoustic shows since the late 90′s, recorded the album at the home of Moby Holman (ex-Trigger Happy) in the spring of 2012.

Speaking of Sinkin’ Ships. They recently finished recording their 3rd full length album “Late For Everything” with producer Ian Blurton. The album should be available in early March….”

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