About The Stanfields
The Stanfields are a multiple award-winning five-piece Folk’n’Roll band based in Halifax, Canada. Combining Rock music with solid nods to Celtic and Americana - they play what they want, sing what they feel, and leave nothing on the table.
Since forming in 2008, The Stanfields have released seven albums, multiple singles, and have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe - sharing the stage with Queens of the Stone Age, Flogging Molly, Frank Turner and Dropkick Murphys among many.
Enter Welcome to the Ball - the band’s latest live full length recording. Captured over the course of one crazy night at the band’s fabled Blacktop Ball 2019 festival performance, Welcome to the Ball is proof positive that The Stanfields live up to the feral onstage reputation that precedes them, and underscores what their fans already know: at a Stans show, you will experience a communal joy that is powerful, grossly engaging, flawed, and overwhelmingly human. Included in the artfully presented live album is the bonus studio title track “Welcome to the Ball” - an 80’s-inflected head-nodder written and produced in pandemic solitude as ode to the spirit of their festival and their fans.
The Stanfields Are
Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki, Harmonica
Fiddle, Keyboards, Vocals
Reviews & Press
The bastard children of AC/DC and Stan Rogers.
Working class heroes.
The gentlemen have once again put everything into the balance …take the songs with you, and hold tight!
(Limboland) provides the comfort that one needs for absolute trivialities and dispels the negative thoughts with a clearly audible resolution.
A perfect picture of the band - 5 stars.
Album of the Month
Too many of these bands sound like Pogues wannabes, but that’s not where The Stanfields are coming from. They want to rock very hard, honour traditional East Coast music, and sing about being from a place with hard-working people, the ones they grew up with, and the ones in their audience.