Hailing from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, Wicked Vices is a five piece rock group formed in the fall of 2016. Comprised of Kristen Vautour (vocals), Chris Hawkins (lead guitar), Joel Dixon (rhythm guitar), Geoff MacDonald (bass/vocals) and Ryan Barrie (drums).
Taking cues from the classic rock genre melded with the depth of the early 90’s grunge era, WV do not prescribe to any specific musical category, but instead play what makes sense in the moment. Inspirations include Heart, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Grace Potter, and Canadiana rockers such as Neil Young, The Tragically Hip, Matt Mays, and July Talk.
After spending two years integrating in to the East Coast music scene, their self-titled "WV" EP was released in early February 2019 with five very powerful and catchy rock 'n' roll tracks. Their EP has charted on The !Earshot National LOUD Chart, across various Canadian radio stations, and has been featured on commercial radio.
Since the release, WV have partnered with TwoFifteen Records and Roots and Soul Music Promotions. WV have played in numerous festivals including headlining Tay Creek Festival, Living Roots Festival, and Harvest Jazz & Blues. Their first full length album will be released in 2020.