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On The Nights You Stay Home [Video]


“On The Nights You Stay Home” is a phrase I’ve heard in Cape Breton a few times in my life, usually in the context of trying to convince someone to come out and party for the night. I had the song title written down in my phone for a couple months and I wasn’t really sure what the song could be about. When I mentioned it in a writing session with Andrew and Donovan, they immediately had a darker idea about modern relationships, jealously, and adultery. We were in Toronto at the time, so a lot of the verse lyrics name drop places in the city. We wrote it on the night before Valentine’s Day, 2015. – Carleton Stone, Port Cities

The Idea Of You [Video]


We want to share a BRAND NEW SONG we wrote this summer called “The Idea of You”. This one-take video was shot in the courtyard of a castle in Colditz, Germany where we have been lucky enough to participate in a German/Canadian Songcamp for the past three years. Hope you all enjoy and feel free to SHARE with your pals! See y’all soon❤️ – PC

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bio-picThe spellbinding chemistry of Port Cities is built on masterful songwriting, skillfully crafted arrangements, and the powerful electricity between the three voices at its helm. The band surfaced as a result of genuine connection and a profound shared belief in the music they make together; it’s soulful and vibrant — commanding, organic pop melodies buoyed by stunning three-part harmonies. Coupled with their engaging camaraderie onstage and off, Port Cities have become a not-to-be-missed live experience.

The trio—Carleton Stone, Breagh Mackinnon, and Dylan Guthro—began writing together in 2011 amidst the breathtaking edge-of-the-world landscapes of Cape Breton Island. They formed a strong musical connection as each of them were releasing award-winning albums and touring solo careers, but soon their creative success started to demand more ongoing collaboration.

Each of the three songwriters brings distinct strengths to Port Cities, creating heart-wrenching songs reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Crosby Stills & Nash. The quality of their music should come as no shock: between them, they’ve recorded six solo albums and have collaborated with the likes of JUNO award-winning duo Classified and David Myles, Hawksley Workman (Tegan and Sara, Serena Ryder), Howie Beck (Feist, Hayden), and acclaimed singer-songwriter/Broken Social Scene alum Jason Collett.

The band worked with mentor and friend Gordie Sampson (Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rhymes, Rascal Flatts), writing and recording their staggering debut—a multi-layered pop opus dense with biting guitar, swells of synth, and irresistible beats. While the production is spirited and contemporary, it’s easy to hear the long-standing tradition of songcraft and folk music behind each radiant chorus, dazzling hook, and driving instrumentation.

Throughout the entire record and at every show —whether it be in a raw crash of rock n’ roll or a devastating, gentle acoustic number—the strength of Port Cities lies clearly in the riveting force of Stone, Mackinnon, and Guthro’s passionate voices.

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March 24th, 2017
The Mack Theatre
Charlottetown, PEI
Record Release Full Band
7:30 PM
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