The Canaries’ heroic efforts have been witnessed at such venues such as the Horseshoe Tavern, Now Lounge, Clinton’s, El Mocambo and Club 279 in Toronto and other venues all around Southern Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.
As the Canaries save more people, they acquire more and more fans with their strong melodies and intelligent lyrics. The band’s heroism has been featured during two hour long specials on the Artist First World Radio Network, podcasts, and online radio shows from as far away as New Zealand’s “Brave New Frontiers”. The Vernon Gazette reported that the Coal Mine Canaries debut CD, “Bad Flavoured Bubblegum Rock” bears an “uncanny resemblance to music” while the Canadian Magazine for the Deaf stated in their September 2005 issue that they found little to chose between the Coal Mine Canaries and other great acts such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Nirvana whom they have also never heard. They went on to say that people in the crowd seemed to really enjoy the way the soft female harmonies highlighted the more aggressive male lead vocals and the way the instrumentation changed throughout the set to include acoustic and electric guitars as well as keyboards keeping every song fresh and different.
In addition to having fun playing their music the Coal Mine Canaries are also an environmentally conscious band. They donate a portion of all merchandise sold to the Sierra Club of Canada, an environmental advocacy group. The Canaries are always looking for other “green bands” who would be interested in donating their time to their annual benefit show for the Sierra Club in Toronto.