The Canadian band Ophelia Sydrome was formed in the winter of 2002, when Trina Nadeau (cello) and Deanna Wells (vocals, keyboards) met during their studies at Mohawk College. In 2007 Adrian McFarlane and Josh Kohler completed the sound with drums, bass and backing vocals.
In 2008, Ophelia Syndrome entered Catherine North Studios and in 2009 they debuted with an independently released EP Shades of Grey
. The EP spent 4 weeks on C101 Top 30. Ophelia Syndrome played a number of small tours all over Canada while playing regular shows in Hamilton, Oakville and Toronto. They also appeared at The Cambridge Arts Festival, and as a headliner at The Art of Sound Festival in 2010.
Encouraged by the success of Shades of Grey
, the band signed up on SellaBand to seek funding for their first full album. In November 2010, they finished raising 11 900 € and a year later released All Things Forgotten
, which was recorded and co-produced by Michael Chambers at Catherine North.All Things Forgotten
contains new songs written over the two years after the release of Shades of Grey
. Apart from the band's usual lineup, on the album you hear Andrew Barbisan on guitar, lap steel, and backing vocals and Loretta Hale on trumpet (on the track Long Wait
). The band's sound has been reinvented and surprises the listener with a new strength.
Fundraising on SellaBand brought Ophelia Syndrome new fans from around the world, including Europe. After completing another round of fundraising, this time for promotion, the band booked a European tour. In August 2012 they toured the Netherlands and Germany.
In 2013 Ophelia Syndrome completed their third fundraising project. These funds were spent on their second full length album, titled North Sea
, released in January 2015.Website of Ophelia Syndrome