The Arkells are a Canadian rock band, formed in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In 2008, they signed with Dine Alone Records, home to other Canadian acts such as City and Colour, Bedouin Soundclash, Black Lungs and Cancer Bats. Their first full length record,Jackson Square, was released on October 28th, 2008, and includes their biggest hit "Oh! The Boss is Coming", along with "The Ballad of Hugo Chavez", and "No Champagne Socialist." In late 2008, Arkells toured Canada as opening act for Matt Mays & El Torpedo. In upcoming events of 2009, The Arkells will be playing with The Tragically Hip at different locations in Ontario. They will finish off the '09 summer with shows in Nova Scotia, and across Canada, in British Columbia. Formally known as "El Charlemagne," The Arkells decided to change their band name after a memorable street in Hamilton, Ontario.
Members: Max Kerman (Lead Vocals, Guitar) Dan Griffin (Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals) Mike Deangelis (Guitar, Vocals) Nick Dika (Bass) Tim Oxford (Drums)