Pink Floydesque sounds drifting through the atmosphere, blending their sound waves with Porcupine Tree, Metric, My Morning Jacket and Kate Bush, twirling the sound around Phish and early 70s Zeppelin, then hurtling the melded sonic vibration through a black hole at the speed of light until it returns as a unique and utterly heartfelt explosion of progressive, epic art rock.

 

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2016

  • BIG NEWS - We have been invited to play RIFFLANDIA this year!
  • Spaceport Union wins 2 VIMA awards!! Rock Recording of the Year and Music Video of the Year for single, 'White Noise'.
  • We'll be playing a few festivals this summer and a big tour! Watch for announcements - or better yet, join our mailing list and get news and goodies first. :-)
  • Album is off to mastering - designs are being done and final planning being put in place for release and plans underway for touring across Canada in 2016!
  • Latest review of Spaceport Union - a fun one from the Closet Concert Arena prog blog, looking at a mix of our music, including the latest one we quietly released for everyone on our mailing list, "In the Heat of the Sun." You can hear it now, here (you might like to join our mailing list to be first to get access to cool new tracks and nifty things!).

2015

  • We'll be at a couple of great festivals this summer - Diversity Festival on Texada Island - July 24-27 and WoofStock, August 27-31 in Prince George.
  • Spaceport Union will be touring later this summer through Western Canada to promote the upcoming album.
  • Kapipal Campaign mid point reached! Congrats to Scawt, one of our funders, who won breakfast with the band at Floyd's Diner - thanks to Scawt, and to Floyd's for being awesome and supporting local musicians.

2014

  • As you may have seen on our main page - we have launched a fundraising campaign in support of our sophomore album. We have special rewards for everyone who contributes. Plus, all contributors are going to get a BONUS - an advance album track in the next couple of weeks! Check out the latest updates at our Kapipal page here.
  • Tour to Toronto was a great success! Check out our facebook page for some great photos and videos from the tour and the studio.
  • This June, we're doing our official pre-production session with our producer, Michael Jack here in Victoria. The journey has officially begun...
  • So honoured to be included on Michael Anthony of Uber Rocks Top 15 Songs of 2013 list, and honoured to be listed amongst some of our favourite artists.
  • Currently working with Ragnarock Studios to produce our first professionally filmed live performance video.

  • Currently working on writing and polishing songs for our next album, to be recorded again with our producer, Michael Jack.
  • Touring plans underway. More information soon.
  • Coming up, mini tour with our friends in No Island, an awesome prog-influenced band from Vancouver - done! and 1 more show in Vancouver in April

2013

  • Taking part in Vancouver Island Artist Fest again this year alongside great acts like Canvas, Deep Sea Gypsies, The Roper Show and Kemal Evans.

  • Invited to play VIMA Artist Showcase alongside Kytami and The Ghostbirds.

  • Happy to be invited to showcase at VIMBC again this year!

  • Our album, 'Flirting with the Queen' received a lovely review by Yasuko Thanh in the Coastal Spectator last week. Check it out!

  • Fantastic News! 'Fueled by Consequence' from our album, 'Flirting with the Queen' is the 2013 VIMAs Song of the Year winner! Get the free download and enjoy!

  • Spaceport Union honoured to be nominated for two 2013 VIMAs - 'Song of the Year' for 'Fueled by Consequence' and 'Vocalist of the Year' for our work on our album, 'Flirting with the Queen'.

  • Check out this album review of 'Flirting with the Queen'

  • Flirting with the Queen is listed in the listener's choice Top 20 Albums of 2012 on the Prog Mill (UK) alongside Rush!

  • Flirting with the Queen has been released! Our new album is available for listening and purchase on bandcamp. Please have a listen and let us know how you liked it!

2012

  • Pleased to announce that the band will be taking part in the Vancouver Music Festival this November 2012

  • Spaceport Union would like to welcome our new band member, Aaron St. Arnault. Aaron will be taking over bass playing duties, as well as contributing songwriting, trumpet and harmony vocals. We are happy to have him on board!

  • VIP Listening Party - Be one of the first to get to hear 'Flirting with the Queen' in its entirety. All day - Thursday, July 18th. RSVP by clicking here to 'Join' this event. Or RSVP to listen@spaceportunion.com to get on the list. Secret link will go out via Facebook or through the Email list ONLY.

  • 'Flirting with the Queen', set to be released soon, as been receiving airplay in the UK (on some very wonderful Prog Rock Stations! :-)) Much love to 'Strangely Strange & the Ancient One' on CuillinFM and 'The Prog Mill' on Stafford Radio. Thanks also to local station CFUV for putting our first single, 'Fueled by Consequence' on the Substance show!

  • Excited to announce the upcoming release of our debut album, 'Flirting with the Queen' - September 2012

  • Summer tour July/August! BC and Alberta!

  • Pleased to be part of the Vancouver Island Artist Fest this summer - August 2012

  • Spaceport Union were honoured to be nominated for two 2012 VIMAs - Adam for Male Songwriter of the Year and Caroline for Female Vocalist of the Year.
  • Spaceport Union single 'Fueled by Consequence' has been receiving some radio play on CBC Radio and college radio!
2011
  • This fall, we sadly said goodbye to our bandmate and good friend, Mike Ross and wish him well in his studies. We welcome bassist, Richard McLeish into the fold. Richard will be helping us out this year until he leaves for school in Montreal next September.

  • Spaceport Union have finished pre-production and recording for their debut full-length album. The band travelled to Toronto late summer to record at Phase One Studios with producer/engineer, Michael Jack (The Trews, Bono, Rush, Big Sugar, Jann Arden, Marc Jordan, etc.).

  • Finished a successful Cross Canada Tour - August/September 2011

  • EP Release Party - August 2011 was a great success!

  • Spaceport Union was Host Band for Victoria BC Day Celebrations Garage Band Live Event

  • Spaceport Union showcased at VIMBC and were invited to showcase NewMusicWest 2011

  • Spaceport Union nominated for 'Best Live Act' - Vancouver Island Music Awards 2011

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