The MOSQUITOZ are a high energy versatile “show band” based out of Winnipeg Manitoba. Playing a wide variety of musical genres; fiddle, country, country rock, golden oldies, music of the 70, 80’s & 90’s and contemporary rock music, and not to mention their unique blend of all these genres into their original music that they consider a Country-Pop-Rock sound.
The Mosquitoz are a fulltime hardworking band who consistently tour and play in Winnipeg, northern Manitoba and throughout Canada and have been working toward releasing a CD project for 2009. Their musical style and ethic reflect how they feel about the music they play and write. They want the people they play for to have great a time and above all bring the music to the people.
The Mosquitoz recorded the single “SHELTER ME” in 2005 and went on to win “Song of The Year”on the NCI FM radio network selected by the fans and listeners.
The current band members have many years of experience of touring and recording with other artists.
DARIN ANDERSON: Guitarist has played with such artists as Clint Dutiame, Aaron Peters, Leanne Goose. Originally helped formed Troubadour in the mid 1990’s with drummer Clint Anderson and Tim Cruly.
TIM CRULY: Guitarist/Piano has fronted for the bands, Troubadour, Reloaded, Freebird and Trapline.
DARRYL MENO: Bassist has played with Peacemaker, Wild Rain, as well as his own successful rock project “Gathering of Flies” in which he writes and sings all his own material. When he’s not rockin’ with the Flies, he’s rockin’out with The Mosquitoz.
SHAWN PARENTEAU: Drummer was one of the founding members of rock band Peacemaker, has also performed with Eagle & Hawk, C-weed, Keith Secola, Ernest Monias, just to name a few. He is a seasoned drummer and brings a lot of energy and experience to the stage.
Currently: The Mosquitoz are recording an original CD that has influences in country, pop and rock. Listen for their upcoming single “No Place to Go” soon to be released by June 2009 that will set the stage for a new genre of music created by The Mosquitoz.
They are working on promoting this project at a national level and hope to submit the material to various festivals and awards such as The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Indian Summer Music Awards, and The Western Canadian Music Awards and the Canadian Juno Awards.