Worst Pop Band Ever

With influences ranging from Miles Davis to the Carpenters to J Dilla, The Worst Pop Band Ever is a Toronto based group that combines their love of improvisational jazz with modern pop influences. And despite the name, the WPBE's mish-mash of sounds has received critical acclaim, reached the top of College Radio Charts and been used for film, television and podcasts, (everything from the NFB, CBC, the Toronto Public Library and even a Disney Pilot). In fact, since 2006, the WPBE has been entertaining audiences at festivals and packed clubs throughout North America and Asia: from St. John’s to Seattle; New York to Vancouver; Montreal to Taipei. At the same time, the band has run educational clinics and master classes for elementary to post secondary institutions across the country. Individually, the members of the band - Chris Gale (sax), Adrean Farrugia (keys), Dafydd Hughes (keys), LEO37 (turntables, MC), Drew Birston (bass) and Tim Shia (drums) - have actually had the good fortune of playing with a host of Juno, Grammy, Polaris, Trille Or, and Golden Melody winners (and losers) in a multitude of genres. Their latest offering is an odd radioplay - cobbled together during the pandemic -
about the last days of a department store portrait studio (available exclusively on bandcamp and youtube) and they are working on a new release for 2022.