In a city that seemed like the music scene had packed up and left town, Timur Inceoglu and his big idea, IndoorShoes, has just proved that St. Catharines has a love of music that is alive and well. Joined by Erik Dickson, the tireless promotion of local bands, the regular hosting of shows at St. Catharines venues and the vocal commitment to the industry in Niagara is showing people that a little passion is all that it takes to make big change for a community.
So what exactly does IndoorShoes do? They spend their time handling a little but of everything. The company touts itself as a local music production company and record label, but their list of services and responsibilities would be more accurately described by a multitude of other offerings that encompass their contributions to Niagara. Their roster of artists features twelve acts that range from acoustic to hard rock, further lending to the diversity in offerings.
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Beyond this, they are the most prominent bookers of live shows in the Niagara music scene. With local and touring acts playing in St. Catharines venues multiple times per week, the response to their dedicated and regular offering is notable. At the time that this article was being researched, the list of upcoming shows included twelve local events booked at various venues.
The bigger impact of their business is the promise of bodies to downtown venues that experience lower traffic days, remedied by the live music acts that cycle through. These acts are drawing crowds on off nights and further demonstrating the vital importance of a vibrant music scene to the local economy. Sunday nights packed at a downtown venue? An unusual but welcome change of pace for the typical traffic expectations!