Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Keyboards / Brent Wirth
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals / Brian Wirth
Bass, Keyboards, Vocals / Nick Haberer
Drums, Programming / Joey Muha
LITEYEARS is a five-piece pop band hailing from Toronto, Ontario and is the latest project from long-time collaborators and brother duo Brent and Brian Wirth (formerly of Thought Beneath Film). After winning the $50,000 grand prize of Slaight Music’s coveted “It’s Your Shot” competition, working with industry heavyweights Tom Lord-Alge and Bob Ludwig, and completing several Canadian and North American tours, the Wirth brothers are embarking on a new sonic path with LITEYEARS that features a more mature, focused, and accessible sound. With strong, expansive percussion at its core, the band meshes programmed electronic loops, ethereal keyboards, and delicately understated guitar counterpoint with traditional, organic instrumentation like piano, symphonic strings, and glockenspiel.
Joining lead vocalist/pianist Brent and guitarist Brian are bassist Nick Haberer, and drummer Joey Muha, who has notably gathered viral fame and a loyal online fanbase of 320,000+ users via his distinctive drum cover videos. After a year spent in studio hibernation, LITEYEARS’ debut EP American Towns, set for release in Spring 2016,showcases a band with unrelenting perseverance and the drive to create a record that doesn’t compromise. Mixed by JUNO Award winning mixing engineer Vic Florencia and mastered by 11-time Grammy Award winner and industry legend Bob Ludwig, the album is a finely tuned machine that has lost none of the human heart and its five songs promise to be the perfect soundtrack to your wild, restless nights and quiet, dreamy mornings after. One can expect to see LITEYEARS on the road as the band embarks on a nationwide tour in support of their debut effort.