Peterborough folk-rock band JJ and the Pillars to play 107th Yates Cup Halftime

Peterborough folk-rock band JJ and the Pillars to play 107th Yates Cup Halftime

HAMILTON, Ont. – Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is pleased to announce JJ and the Pillars as the featured musical act for the halftime performance at the 107th Yates Cup, presented by Pioneer.

JJ and The Pillars are a 3 piece folk-rock outfit originating from small town Peterborough, ON. They have been making a splash in Toronto, most recently winning "The Edge Next Big Thing" on 102.1 The Edge.  2014 has been a busy year for the band as they have played The 2014 Casby Awards, Koi Fest, Indie Week and Canadian Music Week alongside bands such as Arkells, Tokyo Police Club, Dear Rouge and more.

Their single "The Wolves", produced by Ross Hayes Citrullo and mastered by the legendary João Carvalho, has been on the rise on 102.1 The Edge's Top 30 and has been charting on rock stations all across Canada.  You can purchase "The Wolves " through Dine Alone Records on iTunes or their EP "Wolves" exclusively on Bandcamp.

"We're all really excited for the Yates Cup at McMaster U.  Let's get ready for a great game and we hope "The Wolves" pumps everyone up for a great second half," said lead singer JJ Thompson.

For tour dates and more information on JJ and the Pillars, visit http://www.jjandthepillars.com/.

Take part in JJ and the Pillars upcoming concert and watch as the No. 3 nationally ranked McMaster Marauders play host to the No. 5 nationally ranked Guelph Gryphons in the 107th Yates Cup, presented by Pioneer.

The game and JJ and the Pillars performance from Ron Joyce Stadium will be televised on Cable 14 and streamed on OUA.tv starting live at 1:00 p.m. ET.

PAST HALFTIME ACTS

2013     Head of the Herd
2012     Yukon Blonde
2011     Hollerado
2010     Elias
2009     Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (USS)
2008     Rides Again     
2007     Attack in Black
2005     The Trews

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