The Playing Cards is a diverse four piece folk-rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The band consists of guitarist/vocalist Cole Woods, keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Alannah Walker, bassist David Schellenberg, and drummer Rob Gardiner. Since May of 2005, The Playing Cards have been combining their ever-changing tastes of music. Influenced by such artists as Neil Young, Pixies, The Clash and Jimi Hendrix, these young musicians have been evolving their sound since day one. Moving from coffee shops to clubs and theatres the band released their debut album Fight Forward on June 23rd, 2007. The band has previously played with such bands as The Elected and Great Lake Swimmers. Gathering the reputation of having an energetic live show, The Playing Cards are continuing to write, record and play live while loving every minute of it. Gaining respect from musicians and music fans alike, The Playing Cards are ready to RAWK!