Venue:  The Merchant Ale House
Time:  Saturday 12:30am
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  St. Catharines ON
Price:  $10 or Festival Pass


The soundtrack of possibility created by best friends who sit around and talk about the future.


Originating from St. Catharines, Ontario, the earliest days of the group saw five high school friends meeting up in their free time to write songs, demo recordings, and bond over a shared love of ambitious, forward-thinking music. In 2012, their pastime became their passion, and they formed the band Windfall Foundation with the intent of writing and producing a full-length concept album.

The young band self-recorded, mixed, and mastered their debut, 63 Views Of The Day And Night Sky, establishing originality and challenge as core components of their creative DNA. The group further explored their creative prowess by providing cinematic and experiential concerts for sold-out audiences in their hometown, performing with acclaimed acts such as Fucked Up and Said The Whale along the way. Following 63 Views, the band entered a reflective period of discussion concerning their personal and collective outlooks. From this, a new aspiration arose: to use music as a catalyst for self-actualization and an inspired, optimistic view toward the future.

WindfallFound have begun to realize their inspiration; but as a band whose outlook speaks to a future of limitless potential, there’s no telling where upcoming recordings and live performances will take them. It should be safe to assume, however, that place will be as unexpected as it is exciting and heartfelt.


Can Kilic (singer, guitar)
Matt Jaekel (guitar)
John F. White (bass guitar)
Dave Klassen (keyboards, percussion)
Evan Gwartz (drums)


WindfallFound’s music has been described as “dramatic, dynamic tracks that delve into shoegaze and ambient-rock, [that] also push the boundaries of alternative rock into something massive and creative” (The Dusty Organ).

2015 release Pulling For the Heavens, captures an “infectious and powerful originality, which is compelling only the way true innovation can be” (Floorshime Zipper Boots), while also providing “peace and tranquility, which calmly embeds a feeling of promise and content with our world” (Musically Fresh).