Nice. We need more female-fronted rock. Give this a listen.”

— Alan Cross (A Journal of Musical Things)

Press Photos

Jan 30th, 2020: Five+None's Maryn Pegan and Lee Jessen sit down with CKCU's Matthew on the Thursday Special Blend show.

Jan 20th, 2020: Five+None is CoRock's Artist of the Day with "Ball&Chain".

Dec 8th, 2019: Five+None releases their double single - "Gunner" and "Down".

Nov 9th, 2019: Five+None heads into the studio to record "My Sight" and "Cut Through".

Sept 13th, 2019:  Five+None plays popular local music festival Marvest under the CityFolk umbrella. This date marks guitarist Nico Paré's last gig with the band as he moves on to non-musical pursuits.

Sept 13th, 2019: Five+None guitarist Lee Jessen and drummer Will Gonthier sit down with Anne-Marie Brugger on her CHUO program Hop the Fence (listen here).

Aug 24, 2019: Through YouthxCanada, Five+None plays at Smiths Falls' Shindig! Other acts include Bahamas, Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine and Hollerado. Sadly, this date also marks bassist Kenny's last gig as he moves on to non-musical pursuits (review here).

Aug 14, 2019: CKCU 30 yr+ veteran host tic sits down to talk with Five+None's Lee and Maryn (listen here).

 July 20th, 2019: Five+None plays the Kemptville Live Music Festival (review here).

 July 14th, 2019: Five+None performs at the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest Rock U Presentation.

June 21st, 2019: Five+None opens for Canadian legends IllScarlett.

May 4th, 2019: Five+None begins work on their new album, recording new songs "Gunner" and "Down".

April 30th, 2019: Five+None's Maryn Pegan and Lee Jessen are interviewed by host Dylan Black on Rogers Daytime Ottawa TV and perform an acoustic version of "Ball & Chain" (link here).

April 4th, 2019: Five+None competes in the Rebel 101.7 FM Real Rock Search Finals Competition, winning the popular vote (press release here).

April 4th, 2019: Five+None's Maryn Pegan and Lee Jessen are interviewed by host David Yazbeck on CKCU FM and perform acoustic versions of "Ball & Chain" and "My Vigour" (link here).

April 1st, 2019: Five+None's Maryn Pegan and Lee Jessen are interviewed by host Perry Leakey on CKDJ (link here).

March 28th, 2019: Five+None's Maryn Pegan is interviewed by host Jeff Laroque on CKCU (link here).

March 24th, 2019: Five+None is accepted into the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) From Emerging to Export program. 

March 7th, 2019: Five+None is added to the artist roster of YouthxCanada to help support youth mental health through music.

February 23rd, 2019: Five+None's first sold out show!

February 5th, 2019: Five+None's song "3D" is accepted for the CBC Music Searchlight Competition.

December 20th, 2018: Five+None's song "My Vigour" makes its radio debut on CHUO FM. 

December 12th, 2018: Five+None is profiled in the Ottawa Life Magazine (article here), and the article scores 4th top rated piece that week.

December 8th, 2018: Five+None's song "3D" is endorsed by Alan Cross of The Ongoing History of New Music (found here).

December 6th, 2018: Five+None's songs "3D" and "Ball & Chain" are added to the CKDJ playlist. 

December 2nd, 2018: Five+None begins intensive business training and performance coaching with Artist Alliance Company.

November 19th, 2018: Five+None's song "3D" is added to Indie Panda's playlist.

November 2018: Five+None's song "3D" makes the top 10 on CJAI Amherst Island.

November 2nd, 2018: Five+None is on the front page and featured in The Kitchissippi Times (read it here).

October 20th, 2018: Five+None participates in the Brass Monkey's Tornado Relief Concert. 

October 2018: Five+None's EP is available for sale at Ottawa Sunrise Records locations.

October 17th, 2018: Five+None's "3D" is played on LiVE 88.5 FM (link here).

September 2018: Five+None's debut self-titled EP is released and listed on social media and music platforms.

April 21st, 2018: Five+None wins the Ottawa Student Showcase (Battle of the Bands) competition.

February 13th, 2018: Five+None's song "Don't Watch Me Cry" is accepted for the CBC Music Searchlight Competition.


Five+None is a talented young rock band who is generating excitement and respect from fans and fellow musicians for their energetic live show, undeniable talent, great guitar riffs and impressive vocals. Definitely ones to watch! 

Link to: Full Band Bio

Link to: One Sheet

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Press Photos

Five+None's Debut EP Cover

Five+None's Debut EP Cover

Photo Credit: Sean Sisk

Photo Credit: Sean Sisk

Photo Credit: Sean Sisk

Photo Credit: Sean Sisk