Taggart & Torrens (TnT)—featuring multiple-JUNO Award winner drummer Jeremy Taggart, (Our Lady Peace), and former Islander Jonathan Torrens, 30-year veteran of Canadian TV (Street Cents, Jonovision, Trailer Park Boys, and Mr. D)—released their debut musical comedy album Bahds on Dine Alone Records.
In the proud Canadian tradition of Bob & Doug, Wayne & Schuster and Mike & Mike, comes a compilation, hung together by control room banter from fabled and fictitious music producer Donovan. This celebration of “all things Canada” resonates with TnT listeners, who call themselves “Bahds”, and every single song on Bahds is a different genre because all of the TnT characters were tasked with bringing a song. This results in some iconic Canadian references and sounds; shades of Gordon Lightfoot, Drake, Anne Murray, Gino Vanelli and more. Blending Jeremy’s musical background with Jonathan’s comedic chops, says Taggart, “It’s been a blast performing a bunch of different styles in the studio.”
The Taggart & Torrens podcast picked up the 2018 Canadian Comedy Award for “Best Audio Program.” A weekly cocktail of tales from the road and goofy party games, TnT is a celebration of “Canadianity” – a word Jonathan and Jeremy coined to sum up the nostalgic affection they have for growing up in this country. It is also the title of their recent best-selling book, Canadianity: Tales From the True North Strong and Freezing. Published by HarperCollins, the print edition charted at #4 on The Globe and Mail bestsellers list while the audiobook hit #1 on the Audible Best Sellers chart. TnT has toured coast to coast, playing shows in every major city in Canada.