Five Minutes With: Toronto Dream Rock Band Ace of Wands

Ace of Wands is a dream rock band from Toronto, conjuring magic on stage and offering musical catharsis. At the core of the band, multi-instrumentalist Lee Rose sings, plays violin/guitar and synth-bass foot pedals simultaneously while Anna Mernieks and Jody Brumell accompany her on swirling guitar and thunderous drums. Their instrumentation, soaring vocals, and commitment to artistically-driven visual elements explore the depths of overwhelming emotion and transcend typical pop and rock forms.

Ace of Wands
Photo by: Sara May


Ace of Wands


Dream Rock



# of Albums:


Latest Album:


Latest Single:

“Black Bird, Black Heart”

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

PJ Harvey, Nirvana

Favourite musician now:

No one person, but I listen to Metronomy a lot

Guilty pleasure song:

Pony- Ginuwine

Live show ritual:

Doing lots of Makeup

Favourite local musician:


EP or LP?

LP – give me a long play anytime

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

Our album “Desiring” recently came out! We are heading out on a Canada/US Tour.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Himalayan Kitchen – my favourite Tibetan food in town. Get the chilli fries every time!

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

O’Hara Avenue in Parkdale. I grew up there, and it continues to be the best.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

High Park, because I can always find somewhere in it I’ve never been before.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

I’m loving the Monarch right now – it’s got a great sound and vibe.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Tonality Records! That’s my local and a lovely spot to browse for albums.



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Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.