Welcome to WWWY

When We Was Young has been playing their brand of rustic bar rock with a touch of twang in the Toronto music scene since 2009.

Thanks for stopping by. While you're here check out our music, upcoming shows or learn more about us!

The four piece which features Chris Pacella (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Ben Elling (bass guitar), David Rudoler (lead guitar), and Nathan Wynes (drums) has played such storied local venues as The Horseshoe Tavern, Junction City Music Hall, Cameron House, Lee’s Palace, The El Mocambo, Silver Dollar, and many more. 

The band seeks out and supports personally meaningful causes including The Daily Bread Food Bank, Oxfam, and United Way.  Influences include The Refreshments, The Weakerthans, Lowest of the Low, Cuff the Duke, and NQ Arbuckle. 

When We Was Young is always looking to play a wide variety of venues, festivals, and charitable events and would love to hear from you at whenwewasyoung at gmail dot com.

Upcoming Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
WWWY Live at the Linsmore Tavern The Linsmore Tavern, Toronto The Linsmore Tavern, Toronto
The Creative Minds Collective Eton House, Toronto, Ontario Eton House, Toronto, Ontario
WWWY at Rancho Relaxo Rancho Relaxo, Toronto, Ontario Rancho Relaxo, Toronto, Ontario
Summer Solstice Longest Open Stage 3030, Toronto, Ontario 3030, Toronto, Ontario
WWWY at Rancho Relaxo Rancho Relaxo, Toronto, Ontario Rancho Relaxo, Toronto, Ontario
When We Was Young at the Silver Dollar for CMW The Silver Dollar Room, Toronto, ON The Silver Dollar Room, Toronto, ON
 —  — 5th Annual Delaware Street Festival Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario
 —  — Kenneth Mark Scholarship Fund - Lynx Community Services Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario
 —  — County Fair in the City - Fundariser Black Swan Tavern, Toronto, Ontario Black Swan Tavern, Toronto, Ontario
When We Was Young w/ special guests Collapsed Nation The Port, Toronto, Ontario The Port, Toronto, Ontario
WWWY @ The Port The Port, Toronto, Ontario The Port, Toronto, Ontario
MusiCounts Benefit Concert El Mocambo, Toronto, Ontario El Mocambo, Toronto, Ontario
When We Was Young @ AJs Music Cafe Aj's Music Cafe, Ferndale, Michigan Aj's Music Cafe, Ferndale, Michigan