The City Harmonic
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The City Harmonic is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 2009 in Hamilton, Ontario. Elias Dummer (vocals, keyboards, guitar), Eric Fusilier (bass), Aaron Powell (guitar), and Josh Vanderlaan (drums) collectively make up The City Harmonic. Their music has been described as "nostalgic Brit-pop meets campfire sing-along mix that features raucous gang vocals along with agile, soaring anthems crafted to include the listener". Musically, their sound is often compared to artists like Coldplay, Keane, Aqualung, The Fray, or Arcade Fire. In 2011 they won three Covenant Awards from GMA Canada for New Artist of the Year, Recorded Song of the Year and Modern Worship Song of the Year and a Juno Award for the 2013 Christian/Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year.Read More...
The band released their debut EP, Introducing the City Harmonic, on November 23, 2010 in Canada and the United States, Their début single, "Manifesto" appeared in the charts in several categories.After appearing on the K-LOVE Morning show on February 8, 2011, Introducing The City Harmonic rose to No. 5 on the iTunes sales charts in the Christian & Gospel Albums category. As of May 4, 2011, "Manifesto" remained on Billboard Magazine's Christian charts for 15 weeks.The song has also been featured as the walk-up song for Oakland Athletics outfielder Seth Smith, was recently played at a San Diego Padres game, and was selected as the anthem for the National Day of Prayer celebrations in Nashville.
The EP was also released in January 2011 in Britain.
The band released their first full-length album titled I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home) on October 18, 2011. On the iTunes Christian/Gospel chart it hit No. 1 in Canada and stayed in the top 4 in the U.S.On November 5, 2011 it peaked at 34 on Billboard's 'Christian Albums' chart, and at 6 on the 'Heatseekers Albums' chart. A song from this album, "Holy (Wedding Day)" was released on September 21, 2012. As of January 22, 2012 it had reached 39 on the Billboard chart of Christian Songs and had the fifth biggest jump.
The group was nominated for a 2012 GMA Dove Award for "New Artist of the Year."
On April 20, 2013, the band won a Juno award for Christian/Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Manifesto - 42,759 plays
- Mountaintop - 21,228 plays
- Yours - 15,834 plays
- Holy (Wedding Day) - 20,448 plays
- I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home) - 12,761 plays
- Spark - 11,528 plays
- Le Reve - 9,081 plays
- Fell Apart - 10,052 plays
- Benediction - 9,015 plays
- Be Still, O My Soul - 9,627 plays