Chemistry, passion, energy and evolution are a few words that come to mind when Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson talk about over twenty-five years together in Skydiggers. When the band released their eighth studio album, Northern Shore, in 2013, it stood out as the band’s most adventurous and varied collection of songs yet. They will be bringing this experience back to The West End Cultural Centre Friday May 22, 2015.
For a band that has spent a quarter of a century together on the road and in the studio, Skydiggers are not only riding all of those years of momentum but continuing to evolve as well. According to Andy Maize and Josh Finlayson one of the keys is chemistry. “You can spend your life searching for chemistry” Andy muses. “For any relationship to remain vital and continue to grow you need chemistry. We were lucky to have found that early on with each other.
“It all started in the beverage room of the Spadina Hotel. That is essentially when the band came together.” says Josh. “Andy and I performed there as a duo as part of Andrew Cash’s Monday night series called Acoustic Meltdown. When Andrew released his debut album and could no longer host the night, we took it over. We put an ad in Now Magazine answered by Ron Macey, and together with Wayne Stokes and Andrew’s brother Peter Cash, who was quietly writing some amazing songs, Skydiggers were born.”
Come spend an evening with the timeless Skydiggers, Friday May 22 at The West End Cultural Centre.