Bad Animal is one of Calgary’s most exciting rock acts, whose action-packed stage show sweeps audiences into a frenzied, beer-covered dance party of mirth and madness. If you're having a bad day, or are unsure of whether or not you should go out, Bad Animal will blow apart any reservations and have you dancing your ass off within a few bars of their opening tracks.
After having spent the last 18 months supporting their debut album Tonight (2016), and sharing the stage with bands like Blink-182, The Used, Mother Mother, and SWMRS, Bad Animal has solidified their entrance and gained a devoted following in Western Canadian music scenes. The band made their first tour across Canada in spring 2017 on their way to a packed Canadian Music Week showcase headlining at Cherry Colas, and have since crossed the prairies and the rockies numerous times bringing their intoxicating performance to audiences all around Canada.
Over the last year the band has been writing their second album "two”. With a more developed sound, the band still embraces the raw qualities their fans have come to love. The album was produced by awarded producer Colin Stewart at his Vancouver Island based studio, The Hive. By combining Bad Animal’s melodic and driving music with Colin Stewart’s production experience and taste, the band aims to create an album that balances modern sounds with punk rock sensibility.
Bad Animal’s momentum is building speed, but it isn’t possible without the passion and dedication that is shared between its members, Ben Painter (vocals/guitar) Trevor Stoddart (guitar) Graham Serl (drums) Josh Saunders (bass) and Sean Doherty (guitar). With no signs of slowing down, Bad Animal’s sights are set on international roads and endless stages ahead.