Past The Perimeter nominated for 10 Manitoba Country Music Awards

Pictured L-R: Past the Perimeter band members Lachlan McLean, Devin Biy, Derek Peters, and Evan Taplin play together on the set of the band's music video for ‘She’s Gone’ earlier this year, on stage at the Heritage Arts Center in Stonewall. Submitted photo by Mikey Pauls

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An MCMA award-winning country band from Stonewall has been nominated for 10 Manitoba Country Music Awards this year.

Past the Perimeter touts four members and has released two EP’s, three music videos, and are continuing their success as the 2017 MCMA Emerging Artist award winners.

“It’s surreal to be nominated this many times this year. We have so much respect for the other nominees, it’s truly humbling,” one of the band’s guitarists, Derek Peters, said.

With the release of their latest seven-song EP, “Lost With You”, the group sold out their CD release show at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, last year, on June 23. The band has since released four singles to 17 stations across Canada. Their single, “She’s Gone”, charted in the Canadian Country Trax chart in the top 100 for five weeks, according to its website. “She’s Gone” has garnered over 150,000 streams on Spotify and the music video has over 100,000 views on YouTube.

The categories that the band has been nominated this year for includes: Group/Duo of the Year; Album of the Year for “Lost With You”; Song of the Year, Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year for “She’s Gone”; Fans’ Choice, which is open for voting. All four members were nominated for their individual talents as both Derek Peters and Lachlan McLean are in the running for Guitarist of the Year, while Evan Taplin will vie for Bassist Of The Year and Devin Biy is looking at becoming Manitoba’s next Drummer Of The Year.

“As musicians, it feels great to be further awarded for something that’s already one of the most rewarding parts of our lives,” the band told The Stonewall Argus and Teulon Times in an email, as a group, on Sept. 16. “We couldn’t help but make music, even if we were the only ones who enjoyed the music we made. Fortunately, our fans are hearing the music too, and we wouldn’t be where we are without them. We’re all so grateful.”

The band opened for Bobby Wills at the Winnipeg Red River Ex this summer. They also performed at Dauphin’s Countryfest, and opened for the Hunter Brothers at Stonewall’s Quarry Days, along with many other shows spanning from Manitoba to Alberta.

The group recently released their fifth single “Heart Against the Wall” and are currently working on their 3rd EP.

For more information, visit pasttheperimeter.com.

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