New Short of Able Record out April 30th

Greetings from the Short of Able camp! We have been very quiet over the last few years, however, we are very excited to announce the release of our brand new record "Welcome"!

"Welcome" will be our third full length release and is a culmination of our experiences as a band over the last 4 years. The record was recorded and produced by Stew Kirkwood at the lovely Sound Extractor and we wholeheartedly believe it is our best work to date.

We are thrilled to finally announce the release date of our record will be Saturday April 30th, 2016. We have recently locked down a venue and will be hosting a release party on this date in Edmonton. SAVE THE DATE!

Stay tuned for more exciting news over the coming weeks as we get ready for April 30th. WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!


Justin, James, Colin & Devin

New album recording complete

It has been a very quiet year for Short of Able, however, we are very happy to announce the completion of our brand new album. More information will be announced over the coming weeks. We promise that 2016 is going to be a big year for Short of Able and we cannot wait to share what we have been working on for the past 18 months.

Thank you!

Devin, Colin, James & Justin

Edmonton’s Short of Able announce spring tour!

Edmonton indie band SHORT OF ABLE is thrilled to announce it will be completing a nine date tour this April and May. The upcoming tour is a follow up to the successful The Last One’s Gone album release winter tour, which saw the band travel throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Since then, the new album has received much critical acclaim, including a nomination for “Best Rock Recording” at the upcoming Edmonton Music Awards on April 28, 2013. The band was also listed in the top 10 albums of 2012.  

“We are so excited to be heading back on the road this spring. We cannot wait to connect with new and old fans alike,” said frontman Justin Wisser.

Tour dates are as follows:

April 26th - Jasper, AB - Whistle Stop Pub

April 29th - Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage

April 30th - Banff, AB - The Rose and Crown Pub

May 1st - Banff, AB - The Rose and Crown Pub

May 3rd - Lethbridge, AB - The Slice

May 4th - Moose Jaw, SK - Kergano's

May 9th - Red Deer, AB - The Velvet Olive

May 10th - Lloydminster, SK - The Root

May 11th - Saskatoon, SK - Lydia's Pub

Short of Able are becoming a household name in the Alberta music scene. The band’s impressive stage show mixed with well-crafted songs has been gaining attention from fans, promoters and fellow musicians alike. One fan said, “ A Short of Able show is something that every live music fan should experience. It is rare to find such a well balanced mix between great playing, stage presence and crowd interaction”

Short of Able are available for phone and email interviews. Please contact Devin Phillips at 780-616-3979 or to set up a time that is convenient.

Please visit Short of Ables website at for more information, including mp3’s, past tour dates and much more.

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Tour Dates

We are very excited to be hitting the road this spring for a Western Canada tour. We are playing 9 shows in 8 different cities. The tour kicks off in Edmonton this week with a show at Avenue Theatre. We will be opening for Rah Rah and Two Hours Traffic. The next few shows come a few weeks later, starting in Jasper at the Whistle Stop and finishing up in one of our favourite venues in Saskatoon, Lydia's. 

It is going to be a blast. Tickets for all show will be available at the door. For the Moose Jaw show, it might be best to call into Kergano's early to reserve a table. It is a very small venue and will likely sell out by showtime.

See you out there.


Canadian Music Week

Short of Able is is very excited to be taking part in the 2013 Canadian Music Week festivities. We will be attending the entire week as well as performing at our own showcase. Our performance takes place on Tuesday March 19 at Cherry Cola's Rock n Roll Cabaret. Below is a link to the Facebook event with more information on where to purchase tickets and the time of the show.

See you in Toronto

Tour dates added

     We are thrilled to anounce our winter tour. "The Last One's Gone" tour begins in Edmonton with our album release party then goes west into interior BC and back all the way to Saskatoon. We are playing a few new cities for the first time and returning to one of our favourite venues in Saskatoon. We cannot wait to get on the road, and if you know anyone in these towns we are touring through, please spread the word and let them know. We are taking small steps to get some exposure outside of our home town, and it starts here on the road.

October 20th - Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theatre 9PM ALBUM RELEASE PARTY

October 25th - Jasper, AB - Whistle Stop Pub 9PM

October 26th - Kamloops, BC - The Dirty Jersey 9PM

October 27th - Fernie, BC - The Brickhouse 9 PM

November 2nd - Lloydminster, AB - The Root 8 PM

November 3rd - Saskatoon, SK - Lydia's Pub 10PM

November 9th - Medicine Hat, AB - Mainliner Pub - 9PM

November 10th - Moose Jaw, SK - Kergano's 8 PM

November 30th - Calgary, AB - Venue TBA

Website launch today

We are happy to launch our brand new website today. The site is a work and progress and will be updated frequently over the next few weeks leading up to our new album release. We are very excited for the future and cannot wait to get this new album out to you. Make sure to RSVP on our official event page to get up to date info on our album release party October 20th.

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