|Crafting delicately arranged folk-pop that drips with bittersweet melodies, soaring harmonies, and an awful lot of passion, The Olympic Symphonium have been sharing their quiet world with us since 2005. They are and always have been a collaborative effort between three multi-instrumentalists, songwriters, and friends: Nick Cobham, Kyle Cunjak, and Graeme Walker.||
State of the Union Address:
Back in 2007, The Olympic Symphonium modestly released their debut album, Chapter 1, to rave reviews. They quickly sold out of the limited pressing and followed it up with 2008’s More in Sorrow Than In Anger, an album that saw collaboration with a number of prominent Canadian artists including Catherine MacLellan, Dale Murray (Cuff The Duke), Jenn Grant, Amelia Curran, Joel Leblanc (Hot Toddy) and Rose Cousins. They toured extensively in North America, and twice in the UK, stopping to record a session at the BBC with the acclaimed Bob Harris. In early 2011, the band released their 3rd album, The City Won’t Have Time To Fight, in Canada (Forward Music Group) & Denmark (Kanel Records), toured around Canada, US & Europe, and began a winter folk festival called ‘Shivering Songs’ in their hometown of Fredericton.
Currently, the band is busy writing material for a new record they will record in Denmark, programming the 2012 Shivering Songs festival, getting ready to release two digital-only albums and taking care of their children.