From having the tackiest shirts, to joining forces at Algonquin College, Thrifty Kids are creating sweet sounds from our national’s capital of Ottawa.
“Our goal was to play something new and refreshing,” said lead vocalist Sarah Cogan. “It wasn’t really a decision to play this genre,”
Their music is described as powerful, beach-pop. “Our influences come from the late 50’s and 60’s, doo-wop and rock n’ roll. The inspirations behind most of our songs are feel good vibes, and the hardships of love,” says Cogan.
The first collaboration they took on was with the band’s lead guitarist, Dylan Frankland. “When he introduced us to his “surfy” guitar tone ideas, it became a pivotal attribute to our own sound,” said Cogan.
The surf guitar style has led to the band’s self-title EP with the single, “Granola”. “Over the course of the year, we have maintained the simplicity of our music but we’ve also experimented with new dynamics, emotions and song structure. The song building process varies from time to time as each of us contributes ideas. That inspires more ideas until flourishes into a song that we think people would enjoy,” said Cogan.
Thrifty Kids are one the six finalists who will take their groovy talents to the Phoenix Concert Theatre on August 21st. “Music is meant to make people feel emotion through sound and our goal is continue doing so,” said Cogan. “With the Next Big Thing, we’d utilize the prizes to jump-start our career and continue creating, and doing what we’re meant to do. Music,”
Thrifty Kids have that style that appeals to all age groups, cultures, and to really anyone who just wants to have a good time.
For more information, go to: https://thriftykids.bandcamp.com/
Sarah Cogan (vocals/guitar)
Dylan Frankland (lead guitar)
Cameron Alford (bass)
Simon Kou (drums)