The Chores

Robin Coleman – Vocals/Guitar
Jack Phavone – Bass/Vocals
Terry Robertson – Guitar, Dreamy Eyes
Riley Nitz – Drums, Heartbeat and BDE

Bio: We come with all the angst of an in-between generation and the musical sensibility of early 90’s punk and grunge. Our tunes are adrenaline-injected with a touch of rumination about what should have been.

Tell us about your involvement with music? (E.g. What instrument(s) do you play, genre, etc) 
Terry -I play Guitar for The Chores and previously played drums in The Horny Coroners and other instruments in other bands since HS.
Robin – I’m a songwriter and a performance artist. I play guitar and sing, often at the same time. I’m really into K-pop lately.
Jack -Slappin Da Bass/ Backing vocals in various bands
Riley – Overlord of Skins for Throatkick, The Chores and others.
Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
Robin – I grew up on air force bases across the country but I call Peterborough, where my family is from, home. I’ve lived in Edmonton for almost a decade.
Terry – I grew up in Ontario and now reside in Sherwood park Suburban Heaven!
Riley – Born and raised on Prince George’s notorious southside, it was rough, but luckily my Uncle Phil took me under his wing as a teenager and moved me to LA in a cab, and here I am.
Jack – Born and raised, Sherwood Park
Who inspires you (musically or life in general)?
Terry – Life and Death – Anthony Bourdain, Musically – The Two Chris’s – Chris Rest and Chris Flippin and Brad Nowell.
Jack – Dave Grohl
Robin – Old grizzled men who still look you in the eye like they’d woop your a** if you step out of line. I’ll never be that bada**, but it’s something to strive for.
Riley – Will Smith
Who’s your favourite band/artist?
Riley – It all starts and Ends with ABBA
Jack – Royal Blood
Terry – Lagwagon/Rich Kids on LSD, Sublime, Face To Face, and Riley our drummer.
Robin – I live for artists that can channel pure emotion through music. There are many, but my favourite artist for this has always been Kurt Cobain
What song best sums you up?
Terry – Coffee and Cigarettes – Lagwagon
Jack – Monkey Wrench by _Foo Fighters
Robin -Presidents of the United States of America’s Peaches.
Riley – OBVS….. Dancing Queen
What would your dream vacation be?
Terry – Pooping at home in peace and quiet.
Jack – A one way ticket to Hawaii! (Uhh he means WITH his band as well)
Robin – I would spend two weeks snowboarding in New Zealand…. And be in my 20’s again so I had the stamina to do two weeks on a snowboard.
Riley – Getting shot by little white plastic balls in the woods somewhere.
If you won the lottery and could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work? Our whole band is based on the premise of procrastinating real life duties, so all of the above?
If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tuna Poke Bowls , LASAGNA GARFIELD STYLEY – Laced with Cyanide
Do you like or dislike surprises? We were surprised we were asked to do this and that was pleasant.
Star Wars or Star Trek? STAR WARS NERDS FOR LIFE ( Robin Said Stargate)
DC or Marvel? DUNE
List two pet peeves?
Robin -There’s a lot a person could do to annoy me. It’s best not to start a list.
Jack -Not signaling, Country music
Terry – My kids asking me for stuff when I am on the toilet
Riley – Annoyance is a state of mind and choice and I choose zen , but other than that having to do stuff is annoying.
How can we connect with you and your music (website, social media…)?

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