From Ottawa, Canada.

Formed in 2006, Fast Train Union is a collection of experienced musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds that have come together to make rock music for people who love rock music. Collectively in past incarnations members of FTU have opened for such world renowned acts as Exciter, Alias, Trooper, Blue Rodeo, and Rik Emmett (Triumph).

With years of music making under their belts, every member of Fast Train Union brings their own perspective on the classic rock experience while updating it for today's audience. From the solid rhythm section to the searing guitar tracks and harmonies, Fast Train Union is a band that demands to be played loud.

Their debut, self-titled release is a collection of hard hitting, raw, original material from start to finish and is a great introduction to the FTU sound. Wanting to continue where they left off with FTU I, the boys went back into the studio in 2010 to work on their next vision, pushing themselves in the process to create an even harder hitting album of guitar and riff driven music, (further honing their "FTU" sound in the process). After two hard years of work in the bowels of their Ottawa based studio, Fast Train Union completed their sophomore effort simply entitled FTU II and released it for public consumption in late 2012. Truly a step forward in both production and musical creativity FTU II pays homage to the bands they all grew up with. Fans will undoubtedly hear influences from NWOBHM to the usual Canadian rock suspects.

Fast Train Union
look forward to playing select dates promoting FTU II and have already received rotation on some very successful internet radio stations. The boys will start work on their next album in 2014. For more information, keep visiting

So sit back, turn the volume way up, and enjoy some of what Canada's hardest rocking band has to offer!

Here's what people are already saying about Fast Train Union:

"Listening to Fast Train Union on my way to work is like having a shot of Tequila first thing in the morning!" - Annie M. Dunrobin, ON

"This edgy, high-octane train of rockers has arrived in full force, crank up the volume, it's time to get down, dirty and ROCK! " - Joel, Ottawa, ON

The members who form the Fast Train Union are:

  • John Wetherilt wailing on lead guitar and background vocals
  • Paul DeMarinis pounding away on the drums
  • Al Perrier and his magical bass and background vocals
  • Sean Potvin slamming out lead vocals

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