The Long War is a shared battle story between five people who have each fought to actualize their dream of becoming musicians. They are a shared belief, proof that the journey is worth the war.
Singer / songwriter Jarrett Lee’s songs are autobiographical tales reflecting landscapes and places that have inspired him and people come and gone. “I see the world as a collage of moving pictures and so I try to write and produce songs that capture the cinematic essence of life.” Building out from this Chad Gilmour, Jess Lee, Neil Williamson and Jonny Battistuzzi provide support in musical, vocal arrangements. With lasting hooks and strong melodies their sophomore release UNDER A HEAVY SKY is sonically visual, lyrically cathartic and deeply personal speaking to those who have loved and lost.
Formed in Vancouver in 2016, The Long War won the 2017 CBC Searchlight Contest and have been featured on CBC First Play, Q with Tom Power and Canadian Musician Magazine. They’ve toured Canada performing at the CBC Music Festival in Toronto, Banff Performance In The Park and reopened Ottawa’s National Arts Centre for Canada’s 150 Celebrations and the Break Out West stage at Folk Alliance International in Montreal.