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“There is only one word that comes to mind when you see Andre onstage, showman. Musical talent aside, this young man has presence that is reminiscent of a young Brian Setzer, working the stage and the room with an irresistible charisma. ” - B Lynn Hartling/Canadian Beats

Known for his hooks, energetic live performances and fronting ‘Grease Coast Rock N’ Roll’ band, Andre Pettipas and The Giants. His solo work is extremely versatile; like a musical chameleon he is able to adjust to his surroundings to accommodate the vibe.

After winning 2017’s Q104 Homegrown Challenge which helped fund their industry demo, Andre Pettipas and The Giants showcased at numerous industry shindigs, including Canadian Music Week in Toronto and the 2018 Live at Heart festival in Sweden, and toured relentlessly.

Along the way, they’ve gained a reputation as an incredibly tight live act, and as a band that routinely crank out the kind of eminently hooky, sing a long, anthems that stick in your mind and just won’t let go – a reputation that not only got producer Brian Moncarz’s (Alice Cooper, Our Lady Peace) attention but drew a variety of talented and enthusiastic musical guests to the table on their ECMA and NSMW Rock Album of The Year nominated sophomore effort, ‘No Fools, No Fun.'

His band released a double live album in spring 2022 that was recorded at the legendary El Mocambo in Toronto during back-to-back nights in September 2021.

Andre Pettipas and The Giants are currently promoting their third studio album, “Under Control;" released summer of 2023 recorded at The Tragically Hip's studio, The Bathouse during summer of 2022. It was recently nominated for ECMA Rock Recording Of The Year.

’23 was a busy campaign as AP and The Giants also produced their own festival, “Giantstock” on labour day weekend and toured Cross-Canada twice (June and September) in support of the latest release. As a full-time musician, Andre had a gig count of 139 to end the year.

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Three day music festival in Merigomish, Nova Scotia produced by Andre Pettipas.

The festival takes place on August 30th, 31st and September 1st.

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2016: Casino NS Artist In Residence Finalists 
- Arkells "Leather Jacket" cover contest golden ticket winner

2017: Q104 Homegrown Champions 
- Showcased at Indie Week 

- 2018 Showcased at Live At Heart (Orebro, Sweden) 

- 2019 Jim Beam Talent Search Champions (Halifax Region) 
  Showcased at Canadian Music Week 


- East Coast Countdown #1s: "Long Way From Home" ft. Ashley MacIsaac,

"The Swedish Motel", "Sympathy Card", "Overtime", "Homesick" and
"Definition of a dweeb."

"Sympathy Card" hit #27 on National Radio Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart

"Overtime" was featured on game 4 of Stanley Cup Finals in 2021

2021: Showcased at ASEAN Music Showcase festival
Showcased at Bangkok Music City festival

2022: ECMA "Rock Recording Of The Year" nomination  (No Fools No Fun)
NSMW "Rock Recording Of The Year" nomination (No Fools No Fun)

Released Live Album "Live at The ElMo" recorded at Legendary El Mocambo tavern.

2023: June - Showcased at COCA (Canadian Organization of Campus Activities)
Cross-Country tour in support of lead single from 'Under Control"

"Sin City" featured on game 1 of NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Produced own festival "Giantstock" in Merigomish, NS

2024: "Under Control" nominated for ECMA "Rock Recording Of The Year"

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