Taggart & Torrens Release New Single & Video
COMEDY DUO’S DEBUT MUSICAL ALBUM BAHDS OUT ON JUNE 11, 2020
VIA DINE ALONE RECORDS | AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER HERE
(May 8, 2020 – Toronto, ON) – Taggart & Torrens – featuring Jeremy Taggart, legendary rock drummer and multiple-JUNO Award winner formerly of Our Lady Peace, and Jonathan Torrens, 30-year veteran of Canadian TV (Street Cents, Jonovision, Trailer Park Boys, and Mr. D) announce that their much anticipated debut musical comedy album titled Bahds will be released on June 11, 2020 via Dine Alone Records. Taggart conveys that they “can’t wait to share this wild musical trip with everyone.” Bahds is available to pre-order HERE.
Today, the dynamic duo debut their new track “You Sellin? I’m Byron” streaming HERE. The video features appearances from a number of Canadian notables: Dean Murdoch (Fubar), BNL’s Ed Robertson, Michelle Mylett (Letterkenny), former NHLer Sean Avery, sports anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, Dan Mangan, and Tim Oxford (Arkells). Watch and share “You Sellin? I’m Byron” HERE.
In the proud Canadian tradition of Bob & Doug, Wayne & Schuster and Mike & Mike comes a compilation, hung together by control room banter from fabled and fictitious music producer Donovan. This celebration of ‘all things Canada’ resonates with TnT listeners, who call themselves ‘Bahds’, and every single song on Bahds is a different genre because all of the beloved TnT characters were tasked with bringing a song. This results in some iconic Canadian references and sounds; shades of Gordon Lightfoot, Drake, Anne Murray, Gino Vanelli and more make Bahds sound as smooth (and smoky) as a Saturday night at the Legion. Blending Jeremy’s musical background with Jonathan’s comedic chops, says Taggart, “It’s been a blast performing a bunch of different styles in the studio.
The Taggart & Torrens podcast has amassed over 4.5M downloads and picked up the 2018 Canadian Comedy Award for “Best Audio Program”. A weekly cocktail of tales from the road and goofy party games, TnT is a celebration of “Canadianity” – a word Jonathan and Jeremy coined to sum up the nostalgic affection they have for growing up in this country. It is also the title of their recent best-selling book, Canadianity: Tales From the True North Strong and Freezing. Published by HarperCollins, the print edition charted at #4 on The Globe and Mail Bestsellers list while the audiobook hit #1 on the Audible Best Sellers chart. TnT has toured coast to coast, playing shows in every major city in Canada, many of them sold out.
The infectious energy that Taggart & Torrens bring to interviews has made them regulars on the Canadian media circuit, having appeared multiple times on The Social, eTalk, The Marilyn Denis Show, CBC q with Tom Power, Q107, Breakfast Television, Global Morning and SportsCentre with Jay and Dan. Check out Taggart & Torrens playing “Jam or Not A Jam” on CBC Music HERE.