The Band

new wales 2018

new wales 2018

The Story

Veteran Winnipeg musicians David Pankratz and Sandy Taronno, who’s first project came to life on a soccer field in 1993, have been making music together for a very long time. With their new project, ‘New Wales’, the duo dive headlong into classic songwriting and production styles reminiscent of R.E.M. and Tom Petty, mixed with the immediacy and upbeat catchiness of MGMT and Beck. “I feel I’ve entered one of those vintage stores where the prices are a little higher than you want, but the crap-junk choices have already been sorted out.” says producer Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, The Weakerthans). Two new singles, ‘Face Tattoo’ and ‘Winnipeg’, to be released in Spring/Summer 2019 are rich with big, sing-along melodies and chord structures that can offer energizing positivity, or reflective beauty.  


David Pankratz
Drums / Lead Vocals

Sandy Taronno
Bass / Lead Vocals

Matthew Harder
Guitar / Vocals

Rob Mitchell
Guitar / Vocals