Wool & Howl



Wool and Howl w/Poet Eitan Gallant @ Hillside Festival!

We are proud to say that we will be joining the likes of the Constantines, Bad Bad Not Good, The Weather Station, Great Lake Swimmers and many more this weekend at Hillside Festival at the beautiful Guelph Conservation Area!

Josee and I have been working hard with our good friends Eitan Gallant and Charl...


August 9th, 2016

NEW SINGLE 'Hard Love' now available for purchase and streaming!

We are so excited to finally tell you that our new single "Hard Love" off the 'Hard Love EP' is available for streaming and purchasing. You can buy it on iTunes and Bandcamp or stream it on Spotify and here on our website. We are very happy about the way the song turned out and we hope you are too!

*Hard Love was...


Friday September 16th, 2016

HARD LOVE Music Video Featured on Exclaim!

We are so excited that Exclaim! Magazine premiered our new music video! Check out the write up and watch the video for our first single: Hard Love.





Friday September 16th, 2016

EP Release Show announced!

We are so excited to finally havea  release date for the long anticipated Hard Love EP. You can find us, Thursday September 29th at the Piston in Toronto. We will be playing with our good friend Greg McEvoy and his stellar band. So excited to get these songs out there in the world!



January 18th, 2016

New Southern Souls Videos!

We are excited to announce the release of two new, live music videos that we recorded with Mitch from Southern Souls back in December. Southern Souls is an incredible audio/video company that creates beautiful, live on location videos for indie bands around Ontario. He was worked with Dan Mangan, Bahamas and Sloan ...



Date & Info Venue Location Share
January 19th, 2017The Piston w/In the City and Brooklyn DoranToronto , Ontario, Canada
Saturday December 10th, 2016The Burdock Music Hall w/Forest City Aurora and Kelly SloanToronto, Ontario, Canada

More Shows Coming Soon...



For founding songwriter Luke Nares, the Toronto indie-folk band Wool and Howl has been a labour of love and loss since it’s beginning in 2010. After rotating many band members, recording and touring multiple albums and EPs, Nares was ready to stop. Finally in 2014, during a tumultuous personal period, he left music behind and turned to India and the Himalayas in Nepal in search of a new perspective and purpose.

Returning home humbled and renewed from his travels, Nares began writing again. Shortly thereafter, he met Josée Wilson waiting in line at Toronto’s folk and blues bar – the Dakota Tavern. The two were immediately drawn to one another and began writing and performing around the city (in fact their first show was back at the Dakota Tavern). Both felt a true sense of creative connection, allowing further exploration in different & exciting directions.

Duets now form the foundation of Wool and Howl's new collection of music. The songs are full of folk, pop and indie rock and lyrically play with dialectic themes such as nostalgia vs. anticipation and romance vs. heartbreak. Nares and Wilson have recently moved from performing as a duo towards an exciting new collaboration with a group of dynamic musicians. Juno nominated cellist Charlotte Moore and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Jones contribute innovative landscapes and melodies to the songs, while newest member, Kevin Wilson has brought tasteful percussion, harmonies and new song ideas to the table. Check out Wool and Howl’s latest set in venues in and around Toronto and keep an ear to the group for their brand new EP, which is being mixed and produced by Toronto's own Chris Stringer (The Wooden Sky, Timber Timbre, Ohbijou etc.).



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