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Saturday September 8th, 2012

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Windsor punk band The Rowley Estate is back at it, releasing a new video this week, shot almost entirely on a Transit Windsor bus.

“We’ve been around since ’05 but haven’t really taken off or had a solid lineup until a couple years ago,” says vocalist-bassist Derek Boyce.

“For this video, the idea was simple. We wanted to recreate the energy of our shows while appearing to take a ride in a city bus. My dad is a bus driver, I myself drive school busses as a day job so the concept of riding a bus came pretty naturally.”

“We try to represent Windsor and the music scene here in the most positive way possible so being able to do this on a legitimate Transit Windsor bus was really cool.”

The Rowley Estate, comprised of Boyce (vocals, bass), Mike Difazio (guitar, vocals) and Will Garant (Drums), is planning to take their talents to New York City for an upcoming movie directed by Late Show with David Letterman writer Rob Burnett.

“We have a song featured in a movie coming out…called ‘We Made This Movie’. We’ve been invited to the release in New York City on September 20th where we will be walking the red carpet and meeting with the cast and crew of the film,” says Boyce.

The band also recently won a competition to get a full-page interview in US-based AMP Magazine. Boyce says their interview questions shed light on Windsor and the city’s music scene, and their band will be featured in an upcoming AMP Magazine compilation.

The Rowley Estate is taking part in a 3 day tour playing Kitchener’s KOI Fest next week.

On the topic of the video, Boyce says, “We had a great crew to put it together. Local film maker Simon Giroux and his awesome crew did such an unreal job making this look professional. And honestly all our rad fans and friends made it great. Our friend Stacey let us use her driveway, and everyone else came and had a blast. You might be surprised how little we spent on this video.”

Bottom line, Boyce says The Rowley Estate is charged with pride for Windsor, “We love being from Windsor and representing the city.”

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