Live Music Monday: The Carbons


MEET THE CARBONS, Playing Live Music Monday 

‘At times dark, but always pure’

Long time best mates Tomy Thisdale and Natte Murdoch conclude their professional careers in order to pursue their purpose and give rise to The Carbons: Canada’s latest three piece groove rock band. The Carbons debut LP August Ash is a resolute medley of a sophisticated and raw composite of groove rock, blues, and funk influences. Huge groovy drum pockets, fat bass lines, and incendiary guitar riffs captivate the listener from the first note. Elevated by meaningful lyrics and memorable melodies, audiences share The Carbons’ message of living with purpose and pursuing passion with relentless devotion.

The pursuit of their dream began when frontman Tomy Thisdale met drummer Natte Murdoch in Calgary, AB while studying engineering in 2008. The two made best friends and as young adults longed for the day they could create a sound that spoke to the world. With the completion of their post-secondary education, they both followed engineering careers to Northern Alberta. As they developed successful careers in the energy sector and matured through their travels around the world, the message they longed to deliver approached fruition. In December 2017, the brothers wrote and recorded their debut LP, August Ash and released it May 2018 under the name The Carbons. Their name is a product of their history, and together, with it they unite the world. “Much like music, Carbon connects every living organism on earth. Every living thing vibrates at a certain frequency that speaks to someone or something else” says Tomy Thisdale.

Within 5 weeks of the worldwide release, The Carbons shared August Ash with over 2000 people at the SMS Equipment Stadium with notable Canadian touring acts The Wild! and Aviator Shades. Fans discovered the catchy hooks from ‘Who You Foolin’’ and ‘All I Need’ to the deep vibrations of ‘Annabelle’ and ‘Closure’. The euphoric message was alive. Canadian radios 106.9FM The Wolf, 99.3 The Goat, 104.9FM The Wolf and 97.9 FM Rock featured The Carbons with interviews and radio play.

Later that year, the ‘10,000 km Cross Canada Tour’ was realized and encompassed the country. “Our favourite element from tour was experiencing first hand what an impact our music was having. People were coming to our shows from all walks of life after hearing our sound on outlets like Spotify, Youtube and Apple Music” said Natte Murdoch. When the band hit Toronto, ON, masses assembled at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern to experience the buzz. Their trip through Toronto heightened when they sat down with Juno-nominated (The Glorious Sons) producer John-Angus MacDonald from The Trews to discuss production on 3 new singles. A partnership solidified and scheduling for the singles were booked.

Returning from their country wide tour, The Carbons confirmed as local supporting act for American rock band Pop Evil as they tour Canada with Canadian rock band Royal Tusk. The persistent triumphs have encouraged two upcoming tours for The Carbons, the Canadian ‘Ski Bum Tour’ and German ‘Eurotrip Tour’. Dates will be announced shortly.

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Live Music at the Horsethief

The Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery has a vibrant live music scene.  Live Music Monday has continued weekly for over 5 years, and we do dozens of other music events through the year including special events like Radium Days and the Columbia Valley Classics annual Show & Shine.

We host a variety of bands and musicians at the Horsethief, from local bands

to groups traveling through from all over the world.  If you have a band that is interested in performing, please send an email to Larry Newman, Music Director, at  Your email should include links to your website, music samples, and any social media you have, and potential dates you are available.

The Venue & Village

The Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery hosts many great events all through the year, including Yuk Yuk’s Stand Up Comedy, Magicians, Burlesque & Live Music every Monday. Great seating and viewing options for guests and a full dinner and bar menu.

The Village of Radium Hot Springs is a peaceful mountain village in British Columbia’s Columbia Valley in the heart of the Kootenay Mountain Ranges. Only 2h45m West of Calgary, Radium Hot Springs borders on Kootenay National Park.

While visiting Radium, stay with one of our many boutique accommodators, and plan on visiting the Radium Hot Springs Pools, the new Zipline, one of the great courses on the Columbia Valley Golf Trail, or this list of many other things to do.  Radium is neighbours to communities in the Columbia valley like InvermerePanorama, Windermere, Fairmont Hot SpringsCanal Flats, and Edgewater.

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