Mike McCormick – plays guitar and sings. He enjoys short walks on gravel, golf and ice cream. He is a member of every hotel and airline loyalty program. He talks back to the GPS. A lot.
Chris Patterson – plays bass and sings. His life-long dream of becoming an Olympic athlete was dashed at a young age on account of he’s not very athletic. He has recently released a children’s album called “Small Potatoes.”
Trevor Strong – sings and counts merchandise. Trevor enjoys history but has a poor memory. He knows more than you but he can’t remember it. Trevor has written a book called Get Stupid!, has own website, and can be found on Facebook.
Three quarters of a quarter of a century ago, something magnificent happened in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Sensing a desperate public need for musical comedy, The Arrogant Worms was formed. The Arrogant Worms began as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on the campus radio station in 1991. As the live show developed, the songs delighted the audience. The sketches – not so much.
It began as a hobby, making fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is still dumb and The Arrogant Worms (Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong) still have plenty to sing about. The shows are fast, furious and family friendly. The wit is quick, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none. Their appeal has earned them fans from kids to parents to grandparents to Princess Leia.
The Arrogant Worms have sold more than 150,000 copies of their 12 albums and played on three continents to crowds as large as 100,000. They were recognized in 2003 as the Touring Act of the Year by the Canadian Arts Presenters Association. The Worms have entertained at corporate functions, sung anthems at sporting events and emceed at major festivals. Their songs are in school lesson plans, in textbooks and even played on the Space Shuttle. On earth or in space, everyone digs these Worms.
The Arrogant Worms are as comfortable on the radio or on camera as they are on stage Their energy and showmanship were captured on the DVD of their concert with the renowned Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. The DVD also features appearances by Worm pals figure skating champion Kurt Browning and actors Tom Cavanaugh (Ed, Love Monkey) and Nathan Fillion (Saving Private Ryan, Desperate Housewives).
In recent years the Worms have been pleased to donate their time and talent to the cause of literacy in Canada through Frontier College and were awarded the Peter Gzowski Award for their efforts.
So The Arrogant Worms will continue to provide tuneful and silly escapism for everyone who needs it. And if you think you don’t need it, well you’re wrong. You do. The Arrogant Worms know what’s best for you and what’s best for you is The Arrogant Worms.
|New York City Central Park||Parliament Hill|
|Lincoln Center||Florida International Festival of the Arts|
|Adelaide Fringe Festival||Port Fairy (Australia) Folk Festival|
|Bethlehem Musikfest||Winnipeg Folk Festival|
|Edmonton Folk Music Festival||The Grey Cup|
|Phil Hartman Comedy Festival||Edmonton Symphony Orchestra|
|Disney||The Grand Canyon|
Television: National and regional television appearances in Canada, The United States and Australia including MTV, NBC, CBC, CTV, FOX, Global, MuchMusic, Bravo and The Comedy Network.
Radio: Public and commercial radio appearances and airplay in North America and worldwide including Dr. Demento, CBC, NPR and BBC.
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|“Hilarious and poignant”||The Tampa Tribune|
|“Perfect showmen”||All Music Guide|
|“Canada’s secret weapon number one”||Vh1.com|
|“Certifiably demented”||The Toronto Star|
|“These guys are too much fun for their own good”||Dirty Linen Magazine|
|“Take along some Depends”||The Manitoban|
|“Quirky and remarkably talented”||Tampa Expression|