“Unimaginable” is how John Bennett, vocalist and bodhrán player of The Fourth Well, describes the atmosphere at Dolan’s Pub. The band has been playing regular sets at Dolan’s for a few years now, and they are set to perform from Feb. 26-28.
“I would say [we are] probably coming into our third year of playing Dolan’s. We played the odd show the first year and then we kind of got a good opportunity to play, you know, pretty well when we had time to do it.”
The Fourth Well launched their first EP, titled The Fourth Well EP, back in September. “The EP was kind of a progression of where we’ve come from, and by the end of it is kind of where we’re going. The attitude that we had with SPCW [song] is something that we’d like to use going forward. It’s in the intensity that we play the music.”
The group have been writing a lot of new music lately in hopes of releasing an album. “We’ve been writing over the past little bit, the past couple months, and got some recording gear of our own. We’ve been recording some original stuff, for an upcoming album.”
As for when to expect the album, Bennett is hopeful for the start of the summer, but was cautious about saying that. “We’re not gonna put a time on it right yet but we’re definitely looking for something very soon.”
Along with working on new music, The Fourth Well is getting set for a tour of Ontario planned in March. The band will make stops in Toronto on March 14, Waterloo for St. Patrick’s Day, a show at the Horseshoe Tavern on the 18th along with other concerts in the province along the way. They will follow that up with a show in New Brunswick towards the end of the month. “We’re actually ending in New Brunswick on an undisclosed show venue. Top secret right now.”
You can see The Fourth Well at Dolan’s Pub on Feb. 26, 27, and 28, with all shows beginning at 10 p.m. and going until close. If you miss them this time, chances are the band will be back sooner rather than later.
“It’s always a great time. No matter when we go there [Dolan’s], we always have a great time playing for that crowd ‘cause they enjoy what we’re trying to do. We’ve really found a little home away from home in Fredericton.”
If you are around though, you won’t want to miss the upcoming concerts, says Bennett. “You’ll get a good chance to truly see where we’re going with our original music. We might do one set of all original. We’re not entirely sure yet how we’re gonna base our sets but it’s gonna be one to remember.”