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Feb 23, 2014

Hello 2014

Hey guys,

Been a little while since last update, been working hard and playing select shows.

We will be playing shows this spring/summer. As well as posting new music.

Thanks for the support see you at the shows.



June 3, 2013


Hope all is well!

We have been busy like usual lately, with work and summer/spring madness.

Luckily we have played some amazing shows lately with Amplifi Entertainment in Owen Sound @ H20 Lounge.

We have been working hard to land some summer shows and the list this far is....



More to be announced.. Thanks so much for the support, it means alot!



November 6, 2012

Falls over, winters almost here?

Well Excellerater fans,

Time to say good bye to summer. It's been a blast for the band. We have been keeping real busy. As Nick said in our last post "August flew by" and here it is November.

Fall is here, we have been rocking out shows, in Kitchener @ KOI Musicfest Sept 15th, Owen Sound @ The Harb, and Two Casbah shows in Collingwood, Sept 27th and Oct 26th. We definitely love shows.

We have posted all of our pictures, and posters so far, from our shows, posted on our facebook page,

Please check it out.

Also we rocked a video of one of our songs "Ever Wanted", please watch and listen.

Next few shows we are working on is in Stayner, Nov 9th. Our friends in Beet 350 are releasing a CD.

Then Nov 23rd we are pleased to announce we are opening for Brian Byrne of I Mother Earth. Tickets are $10 and available by emailing

Keep it locked on Facebook for daily updates. Thanks for checking out our News Feed. See you soon



September 7, 2012

August flew by!

Great month we loved playing the Blackhole Board Co. Summer Skate Finale Comp at Wasaga Beach Skate Park and the night before at Alliston's Coyote Cutie.

Great nights with Fault of Mine, A Vicious Lullaby and Allistons own Big Frasier.

We had an awsome August and September is going to be filled with lots of new songs and some solid shows, Starting with KOI MUSIC FESTIVAL SEPT 15th. This one is awesome; we played last year and its got even better!

USS, The Flatliners, John K Samson, Young Empires. All bands that we would pay to watch, now we are sharing a Festival Stage with - a really great feeling.

Quick thanks to You the fans for supporting us. Without you we are nothing, thank you!



Aug 13, 2012

Here's whats going on!

Excellerater is playing a Headline Show Saturday August 18th with The Key and a Lie and Cole Finamore at the Beacon in Wasaga Beach. FREE SHOW!!

We are also performing in Owen Sounds Otherfolk Festival Thursday August 16th at Vertical board shop. For a schedule:

We are also pleased to announce that Excellerater will once again be performing at Kitcheners Great KOI FESTIVAL!!! With JohnKSamson, USS,The Flatliners. Visit

Thanks for checking in!



July 23, 2012

New Merch, Shows, and Tracks

Hey Fans!

Amazing summer so far. Lot's going on, and it just keeps getting better.

Currently, we are in the works with Blackhole Board Co. in Wasaga Beach to bring Excellerater closer to you. As of last week, our shirts, and free demo CD are available at Blackhole. Stay tuned for more details on this great opportunity.

July 12th, at Casbah was an amazing show. It brought the release of some new songs and our new girl's t-shirt's (coming soon to our Merch section - stay tuned).

On behalf of the band thanks to everyone who made it possible, and who came out to support!!

Thanks to Casbah for having us, and Blackhole for sponsoring the show. We can't wait to do it again.

Quick upcoming show list:

Aug 4th- Private Party

Aug 16th- Otherfolk Festival @ Vertical Boardshop (Owen Sound) with The Davids, Amity Beach, and Mittenz

Aug 18th- The Beacon (Wasaga Beach) with In My Coma, and Cole Finamore

Aug 25th- Blackhole Board Co. Summer Finale @ Wasaga Beach Skate park (Wasaga Beach) with A Vicious Lullaby, Fault Of Mine

Sept 15- KOI Music Festival (Kitchener)

L8r folks


June 30, 2012


Summer is finally here, thus bringing Festivals and lovely weather and pool days! We here at Excellerater have been busy not only designing a new Tee but also jamming away new tracks for some upcoming shows/festivals.

We are proud to announce Excellerater will be performing at this summers Otherfolk Festival: August 16th

as well as a return trip to Kitcheners KOIMusic Festival with The Flatliners/USS/JohnKSamson: September 15th

We also have a hometown show Thursday July 12th- The Casbah with Coyote Kids

Also Saturday's MAY 24 Skate Music Festival was awesome, Big thanks to Ryan MacIntyre for all his hard work. Goes to show you great shows made possible by alot of hard work and dedication can turn out successful. Thanks to the bands, skaters and everyone that turned out!

Talk to you reeeeal soon!



May 25, 2012

Skate Festival

NEW SHOW Jozos-blue mountain inn-110 jozo weider blvd. blue mountains Doors 9pm-FREE SHOW- Join the page on facebook

See you there,

Also Saturdays MAY 24 Skate Music Festival was awesome, Big thanks to Ryan MacIntyre for all his hard work. Goes to show you great shows made possible by alot of hard work and dedication can turn out successful. Thanks to the bands, skaters and everyone that turned out!



April 29, 2012

Skate Festival

Happy to announce that Excellerater will be performing at this Summers MAY 24 Skate Festival in Collingwood, Ont

Georgian Indie Magazine Presents: MAY 24 Skate/Music Fest

MAY 19th-DOORS @ 12 PM - Proceeds go to supporting the Skate Park With/Fall and Divide, A Vicious Lullaby and More..

Excellerater hits the stage at 7pm



March 4, 2012

Howdy folks!

We've had a great start to the new year. Three great shows, in Alliston, Collingwood, and Owen Sound. All with stellar fan attendance, great accompanying bands, and some of our best sets yet! We couldn't ask for anything better, and can't thank you all enough for your support. You know who you are! Even then weather has been fair, unlike last winter. lol

We keep pushing the accelerator, with more shows in works, a new bio posted, new photos taken, lots of festival applications out, new songs being written as we speak, a mailing list now under-construction, amongst other thing's. 2012 is shaping up to be a busy year for the band. We look forward too having you, join us for the ride.

Please stay connected here at our website, or with us on all our social media pages, like facebook, twitter, and reverbnation. This is where you can stay in the loop, on any other happening's in the land of Excellerater. We are working on stuff every day. Keep it locked!

Till my next post. Rock and Roll folks, it's good for ya!



February 12, 2012

Excellerater Studios

Finally got our practise studio setup.

Let us know what you think!



January 30, 2012

Thank you Casbah

Big Thanks to the wicked crowd at Casbah Thursday Night!

They made us feel welcomed and probably our best set in a while, really proud of it!

So we have some new tracks that we are currently working on and have been in touch with a few studios to get set on our new full length record shortly...

We will work really hard in the next few months and that includes online... we want to make things more interactive and have more pics and let you inside the music space.

Currently applying for several Festivals..Keep our fingers crossed!!

More Show announcements soooooon!



January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!

First post of the new year. I hope everyone is well recovered by now and have gotten back into the daily routine.

We will be playing a show at the Cashbah in Collingwood on Thursday January 26th, check out the below poster.

Excellerater hopes you had a great 2011 and an even better 2012

- Nick


December 18, 2011

Mansion Show

Played a great set at the The Mansion in Barrie.

Here are a few pics taken by the lovely Ashley Antonick:

Happy Holidays!

- Nick


November 27, 2011

New shows


DEC 9 - The Mansion-Barrie
JAN13 - Coyote Cutie-Alliston

More Shows TBA Stay Tuned...

- Nick


October 22, 2011


Hey Guys!!

Hey Crew, we are very happy to announce that we will be returning to The Casbah 18 Huron St.Collingwood Thursday November 3rd.

Hope to see you there, Also if you have an Excellerater T, Wear it and get in FREE!!

See You At The Show



September 17, 2011



September 17, 2011

Welcome to the new

Hey Guys!!

Hope All is well, and your summer was great.

We have been extremely busy as well, although our website hasnít been updated in a while as it was getting revamped.

We have been working hard, playing Two Casbah Shows that were amazing, as well as a show at The Bovine in Toronto.

We have been really lucky to play with two touring drummers - Paul Snider & Chris Cubitt. Itís been a lot of hard work but we have been able to manage with their dedication and sheer skill.

I have to jet to get ready for KOI FEST Today in Kitchener, we play Cafe Pyrus @7pm, put on by the Rockstar Energy and ARC Clothing the same company that made our Merch (go check out the shirt, you can order online!!).

Headliners are Protest The Hero, Planet Smashers. We are pretty stoked, and even though itís far from home, we hope itís a fun set!

We have a whack of new songs, and new shows in store for the Fall. As well as a Time Table for some Recordings that will help put us on the Map in the Canadian Music Scene.

Thanks for the continued support!

Much Appreciated, See You At The Shows



June 16, 2011

Hometown Show!!

Collingwoods very own Casbah presents

Excellerater Thursday July 7th @ 9PM

Cheap $5 for some quality live entertainment.

Come on out, Everyone this is going to be insane!!

Very Excited


June 9, 2011

Merchandise coming soon!!!!!

Ladies and Gents, Crozier here

My first post on the site has arrived. With some kick ass, exciting news. I'm proud to announce, in conjunction with Arc Cloathing Company. The attack of the RoboMonster is approaching. The attack of the RoboMosnter you ask? We have designed our first set of T-shirts. Please check out the design below.

In the next week, pre-order and order info will follow. Shirts will be $20.00 for the quality Tee. In Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large. They will be available through the band, or through our beautiful website. Stay tuned for the details.

Till then, Rock and Roll people.

Crozier (Bass) Excellerater


April 11, 2011

Solid Show Saturday

It was a lovely dark venue with candle-light contributing for 75% of the lighting at the Old establishment on Bloor West, Duffys was treated to a Rock extravaganza with three of Ontario's finest Rock Bands.

Kicking off the night was London's Fault of Mine who debued a new drummer and a new EP, throughout their hard rock influenced set.

Second on the bill was Barrie's own For The Birds, grabbing new fans with every track from their jived up set, as they played on the toasty stage.

Excellerater rounded off the night, with an hour long set, playing fast rock anthems like "After All" and "Run Around" as well as the catchy radio friendly "Last Chance"

They also debuted a new track(look for the video posted shortly) mixing up the set was an acoustic cover from City&Colour. An overall Great Night!


Photography: Valerie Cubitt


March 30, 2011

Headline Show

@ Toronto's Duffy's Tavern

See you there!



February 28, 2011

Local and Loud


We are Playing Rock 95's Local And Loud THIS SUNDAY MARCH 6th!! Come out and Say Hello!

We have been working hard lately and will have some really fun New Tracks to Debut at an Upcoming Show. We are really stoked and excited. And we want to Thank You! Yes You, for your continued support. Can't do any of this without You! Thanks Rock Crowd.

Also, here is a streaming vid of our performance on Georgian Bay Live from back on January 21.



January 19, 2011

Excellerater TV Debut

We are happy to announce that our band will be on TV, Rogers Georgian Bay Life this Friday January 21st at 11am Live performance, and interview. There will also be a re-broadcast later that night at 11pm. This will be our first ever TV appearance; we are really excited and look forward to it.

We are working on getting streaming clips from this event - stay tuned!


January 7, 2011

New Year, New Shows

Hope everyone is having an amazing holiday. We have lots of news to tell you about. We are happy to announce that Excellerater will be performing a rescheduled show at The Horseshoe Tavern Thursday January 27th. We are looking to book a bus trip to the show. Here is what is included:
Stops will be made in:
Collingwood @ Loblaws 6:30pm
Wasaga Beach @ Superstore 7:00pm
Barrie @ Wal-Mart on Bayfield St 7:45pm
Toronto @ The Horseshoe Tavern 9:00pm
Great night to be expected!

If your on Facebook check out our Facebook Fan Page or click the facebook logo at the top left of this page.

We are going to work really hard this year and we want to make this site as interactive as possible - that means posting pics you took from the shows and more ...

Have an Amazing New Years!


November 14, 2010

"Excellerater launches album at The Beacon. Stayner natives part of group".

WASAGA BEACH, ON - The Wasaga Beach-based band Excellerater is having a concert on Fri., Nov. 5 at The Beacon to launch its new album.

The band is comprised of Wasaga Beach residents Nick Shortt, lead singer and guitar, Shawn Crozier, base guitar and back-up vocals and drummer Phil Birchard. Shortt, 27, said the group's music can be described as "catchy indie rock" but added there are other influences, including punk and heavy metal.

The album features four songs written by Shortt and refined with help from his band mates. "There really isn't a theme to it," Shortt said of the album during an interview at The Beacon last week. "We're just kind of trying to get our music onto computers and iPods so people will listen to us before we go record a full-length record."

The first song is called BB Gun. "The beginning of the drum sounds like a gun but not a very good gun so we called it BB Gun," 24-year-old Birchard said. "It's hard to describe. It kind of starts off with this punky drumbeat and then just kind of gets into almost old school rock-a-billy stuff." Asked what the song is about, Shortt - who started playing the guitar 15 years ago - confesses he doesn't really know. "It's more just an intro song," he said. "One of those good songs you can bust out early in the set to get people involved. I know when I play it live Shawn gets the hand claps going at the start."

The second song on the album is named After All. "It's one of the hardest songs to learn," said Birchard, who started playing the drums 16 years ago. "The time signatures are all over the place. There is a bunch of different guitar parts. But the final product is excellent." Shortt, who when not playing music sets up tables and chairs for conferences at Blue Mountain, nods in agreement. "It's kind of a take on the environment," he said of the song. "It's loosely based on where we currently are with the environment and that we should be looking towards changing things."

Song number three on the album is called Another Dose. "I just kind of came up with the guitar for it and went from there," Shortt said. "I kind of write songs so that anyone can interpret them. People could maybe interpret this as a relationship song."

Last Chance is the final song on the album. Shortt said it seems to be a fan favourite. "This is the most radio friendly song we have," Birchard added, noting it's another song about relationships. Crozier, 26, agreed and said, "you can really sing and dance to it." The three musicians recently recorded the album at a studio in Barrie. "It was actually a good studio but small," Birchard said. "It was our first trip in so it was a learning experience. We listened to the producer a lot, not trying to be too creative or outrageous. We played it safe. Next time around I think we'll be more fluid."

Asked whether they prefer live performances or recording in the studio, the response is mixed. "I like both for different reasons," said Birchard, who is a broadcast journalist at 97.7 The Beach. "If you're recording and make a mistake you can go at it again and again and again and get the perfect track down. But that being said, when you're playing live there is just that energy that you can create. People don't know if you've missed a note or played the wrong riff. It's all about creating the atmosphere that gets people energized, gets them into your music, gets them into your song as opposed to playing that perfect song." For Shortt, live performances are best. "The studio can get kind of worn down," he said. "With doing it live there's that interaction." Crozier, who works as a cook at Horseshoe Resort, thinks the same. "It's way more interesting when you play live," he said. "It's a better experience." Still, the group is hoping to go back into the studio sometime early next year to record a 10-song album. They know recording is a key component to getting better known. "I'd like to get into a studio with a pretty renowned producer - that would be a plus," Shortt said.

Birchard and Shortt have been playing together now for about a year and a half. They met when Birchard responded to an ad Shortt placed in search of a drummer. Crozier, who joined the band a couple months ago to round it out, grew up with Shortt in Stayner. The three said they like playing together. "We're working towards playing Friday nights at the Horseshoe Tavern," Crozier said, referring to the iconic Toronto-based concert venue. "We played there on Wednesdays but Friday and Saturday is the goal." Shortt added they've played other venues across Ontario, including London, and been well received.

"We're working towards getting a manager behind us," he said. "We need a proper management group to move forward. I'd really love to turn this into a full-time career. I think we have the proper steps in place, getting management behind us, recording full-length records, getting a decent producer behind us who is well known and then from there pushing our songs onto college radio or mainstream radio. As soon as you get that established you can go play different cities and towns without having to promote the show super hardcore." Friday's launch party at the Beacon, located at Mosley and 45th streets in the beach, starts at 9:30 p.m

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