Fuzzed out folk rock from Vancouver BC
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since circa 2004
MINTO is a five piece rock band with shout out harmonies with toe tapping pace. MINTO is not afraid to take risks when they laid it on the line recording their up coming release with engineer Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago. Founding members Kalvin, Evret and Ryan started out simply. They played a few shows here and there opening up for some friends. At this time known as The Smokes. Then with the additions of Jimi and Suzy, the band grew some legs and left the primordial swamp to start playing bigger shows and venues to ever enthused crowds. Their first album entitled "fields and factory floors" was independently released June 2006 to a welcome response from both press and fans. After three years there sound has evolved and after much debate they have decided to change there name to MINTO. So, out of the ashes of the Smokes, came MINTO, a band with the same song writing mentality of The Smokes, but more Rock and Roll then Alt Country. Known for there high energy shows, honest lyrics and catchy melodies, the fire underneath MINTO is getting stoked and starting to blaze.

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Current Lineup

Ryan Hoben
2004 - present
Evret Tucker
2004 - present
Kalvin Olafson
2004 - present
Jimi Cuell
2004 - present

Past Members

Suzy Easton
2008 - 2010

Artist Articles

Minto CD Review

Lay it On Me Self-distributed Waa-BOOM! With an album title ripped from frontman Ryan Hoben’s muscleman tattoos, indiefolkrocksters Minto punch it open with sludgy dirge, “New Bones” – formerly a chooglin’ alt-country number i...
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Nathan Pike

Sun Wizard, Adelaide, MINTO and The Stumblers Inn

The Railway Club, May 15th, 2009 The signature choo choo train circled the ceiling of the Railway Club as Sun Wizard took the stage on May 15th. The first of four Vancouver bands, Sun Wizard warmed up the crowd in their third performanc...
Published by: The Skinny Magazine
Author: Sarah Westwood

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