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Sun. February 11th 2018
. SLEEP SCIENCE, Ghosty, Sonderous, test kidsCopper Owl (No Minors)
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Fri. December 23rd 2016
Test Kids on CFUV Basement Closet Sessions test kidsCFUV 101.9 FM (All Ages)
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Sat. December 3rd 2016
Sonderous, SLEEP SCIENCE, Sweeet Action, test kidsCopper Owl (No Minors)
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Thu. November 3rd 2016
Noble Wolves, Twin Rains, Soft Alarm, test kidsCopper Owl (No Minors)
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test kids

alt-folk from Victoria BC
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Contact Details

Duncan Booth
250 886 9907

Test kids is the music baby of Peter Byrne and Duncan Booth, long time friends and musicians from Windsor, Ontario now based in Victoria.

Percolating from truly diverse inspirations, their songs brew up a gluey blend of classic vocal harmony and tight tasteful arrangements. The style is engaging and hard to pin down… alt-folk yard sale? The songs lay their hats in many lands, from maudlin country ballads to raucous triumph riffs to ethereal half-light hymns.

What started as an acoustic duo is now bubbling over the edge with banjo, glockenspiel, tiny synthesizers, children’s accordion, stomping tambourines, and most recently drummer Jay Devries and bassist Barton Patrick.

It suits the songs well - woozy yet unfailing in toeing genre borders, they are delivered with a musicality that makes for a one of a kind experience.

Current Lineup

Pete ByrneGuitar, Vocals, Banjo, Pocket Piano, Harmonica,2014-present
Duncan BoothGuitar, Vocals, Glockenspiel, Percussion2014-present
Jay DevriesDrums, Percussion2016-present


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