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Posted: March 10, 2015

The Arrogant Worms return to Key City

If that new January exercise schedule hasn’t worked your stomach muscles into shape The Arrogant Worms certainly will.

Guaranteed to make your sides hurt, Canada’s self-proclaimed “Clowned Princes of Humour” are on a mission to make you laugh using only bass, guitar, great stage presence, super-tight harmonies, and sharp wit. A treat for audiences from age five to 95, this three-man comedy group is back at Key City Theatre by popular demand.

Masters of tuneful and silly escapism, The Arrogant Worms are the combination of Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson, and Trevor Strong. The trio offers humour ranging from topical to the absurd and unfailingly delivers high energy, playful performances, complete with unusual participation from their devoted sing along fans. Originally influenced by folk and acoustic rock, The Arrogant Worms have been known to make use of Celtic, country, reggae, bluegrass, surf music, and gospel influences.

Now one of Canada’s most popular live acts, The Arrogant Worms made their start on campus radio in Kingston, Ontario in 1991. Rave reviews of their early live shows led to a self-titled album in 1992, airplay on national radio, tours across Canada, and numerous appearances at festivals from coast to coast. In 2003, the group was recognized as the Touring Act of the Year by the Canadian Arts Presenters Association.

Since 1992 the troupe has released 14 CDs. Their most recent album, SPACE, was released in March 2014. Each album consists mostly of independent tracks paying homage, always humorously, to different genres and topics. Two exceptions are the 1997 Live Bait and 2003 Semi-Conducted CDs, which are live albums, comprising collections of their best songs. Semi-Conducted is performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Rockfolkballadscountry, and children’s music all have been genres parodied by the Worms. When not spoofing a particular style of music, the Worms’ material pokes fun at various aspects of daily life in Canada with songs like Canada’s Really Big, Me Like Hockey, We are the Beaver, I Am Not American, and Proud to Be Canadian.
Bring the whole family to this wonderful performance at Key City Theatre in Cranbrook on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and $30 for Key City Theatre members. Tickets are available at the Key City Theatre Box Office 250-426-7006 and Online at


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