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
# of Albums:
“Black Bird, Black Heart”
Favourite musician growing up:
PJ Harvey, Nirvana
Favourite musician now:
No one person, but I listen to Metronomy a lot
Guilty pleasure song:
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?
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?
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.