Luke Gruntz [guitar/vocals]
Ian Fraser [drums]
Nowhere Special Recordings distributed by Thirty Tigers
Best friends since the age of 4, Luke Gruntz (guitar/vocals) and Ian Fraser (drums) are cleopatrick. And while they are from (and still based) in the tiny town of Cobourg, Ontario, their sound is anything but small. The core of their mission: to restore the outspoken provocation of rock & roll through raw, abrasive honesty. Along with two other like-minded-artists (Zig Mentality and Ready The Prince) cleopatrick formed the loose DIY collective “New Rock Mafia”. Together the artist and fan collective provide location-based info, curated content and organize secret events / shows within the community, all for members only. It has been instrumental in helping the band get the word out while keeping a familial feel and a safe space for fans.
Since releasing their sophomore EP, the boys across five singles in 2018, cleopatrick have completely independently amassed over 60 million Spotify streams, have been featured on the front cover of Spotify’s massive “Rock This”, performed at a wide range of festivals including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Riot Fest and Shaky Knees, and recorded a live session at BBC’s legendary Maida Vale Studio 4. Their first international headline tour in late 2018 consisted of 38 dates across UK, Germany, France and USA, and was followed up with a completely sold out 10-date return to Europe in March 2019. Since then, the band has performed multiple headline tours across UK, France, Germany, Benelux, & LATAM included a notable support slot for Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes on their EU headline tour.
The band has been championed by the likes of FLOOD Magazine, NPR New Music, Brooklyn Vegan, The Independent, Kerrang, Guitar World, and Exclaim! to name a few. Major accolades continue to pour in from personalities including Jack Saunders (BBC Radio One), George Stroumboulopoulos, and Allison Hagendorf (Head of Rock, Spotify) as the band gears up to release their debut record.