The 20th Century Boys is an Ottawa-based rock band which answers the question; can daytime enemies make killer music together by night?

The “Boys” were formed in 2006 from an odd collection of professional and amateur musicians, drawn in by the chance to play the world’s greatest rock tunes for “great causes” (the band contributes all its earnings to charity.)

The band brought together ardent rivals from the political world, – two top backroom operatives, two candidates who ran  against each other, assorted fellow travelers- in an uneasy alliance behind the music of the Clash, Stones, Springsteen, Talking Heads, Green Day, Tragically Hip, Bob Marley…etc.

Since then the band has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities like Ottawa Cancer Foundation, Ottawa Food Band, and the SnowSuit Fund. It has a special link to Ottawa’s Shine Music Foundation, affiliated with the studio where the band makes its home.

These days the focus is less on politics and more on tight delivery of classic rock tunes, and writing original music of their own

Band Members

Kelly Craig – Vocals, bass, trumpet, drums and song writer
Warren Everson – Vocals, song writer, guitar and harmonica
Dave Fraser – Vocals, guitar and song writer
Peter Linkletter – Vocals, piano and organ
Richard Mahoney – Vocals and guitar
Mike Martin – Saxophone
Michael Poliwoda – Drums

Song list

5 Days in May – Blue Rodeo

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Alison – Elvis Costello

Around and Around – The Rolling Stones

Atlantic City – Bruce Springsteen

Back In The USSR – The Beatles

Beast Of Burden – The Rolling Stones

Bad Moon Rising – CCR

Bobcaygeon – The Tragically Hip

Caravan – Van Morrison

Cinnamon Girl – Neil Diamond

Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

Burning Down The House – Talking Heads

• Dancing in the Dark – Bruse Springsteen

• Domino – Jessie J

• Echo Beach – Martha & the Muffins

• Evil Ways – Santana

• Feelin Alright – Joe Cocker

• Fire – Jimi Hendrix

• Get Ready – The Temptations

• Givin It Up For Your Love – Delbert McClinton

• Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen

• I Feel Good – James Brown

• In the Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett

• I Want A New Drug – Huey Lewis & The News

• Low Rider – War

• Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett

• Mirror In The Bathroom – The English Beat

• Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

• Psycho Killer – Talking Heads

• Rock The Casbah – The Clash

• Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits

• Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley

• Take It Easy – The Eagles

• The Letter – The Box Tops

• The Weight – The Band

• Up On Cripple Creek – The Band

• Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker

• Wild Night – Van Morrison