Good for Grapes is a Pacific Northwest indie-folk band based in Surrey, BC, Canada. The band consists of Daniel McBurnie (vocals, acoustic guitar), Graham Gomez (electric guitar, vocals), Alexa Unwin (piano, vocals), Robert Hardie (bass, vocals), Alex Hauka (cello) Gregory McLeod (trombone, violin) and Will Watson (drums).
The band was formed when a group of friends were traveling by ferry to busk in Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island. They drew crowds while freestyling on the ferry deck and decided that they should pursue the project. Months later they had produced their first EP and started playing small, local gigs. They officially began their career playing in coffee shops, such as The Wired Monk, charity shows, small venues, and eventually began by opening up for bands such as Paper Lions, The Matinee and Mother Mother. They have also gone on to record in Toronto’s Coalition Studios and Vancouver’s Greenhouse Studios.
They have performed at numerous west coast music festivals, including Rifflandia, Rock the Peach Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and Live at Squamish. They have also been featured on the YouTube music channel ‘Green Couch Sessions.’ They were contestants on the first season of Canada’s Got Talent, and made it through the Vancouver auditions, but filming conflicted with their tour dates so they had to withdraw from the competition.