**The album \'Firegirl\' was released within the music industry in 2006, and is now available to the general public for purchase!** Beginning as a brother and sister duo in 1998, songwriter Mike Strype and vocalist Jennifer Strype found success early on with their demo CD 'Beginner's Luck'. They decided to put together a full band to hit the live curcuit and the band line up as of 2000, consisted of Vince Villa on drums, Mike Stocco on bass, and Jordan Cooledge on guitar. After the recording of the inital \'Beginner\'s Luck\' demo, they headed back into the studio to record a 5 song EP, with Mike Strype producing, and Vince replaced by drummer Michael Braun. The CD went on to garner radio play and awards. After playing a number of shows and selling out of the initial 1000 copies that were printed of the EP, they headed back into the studio in 2002 to record \'The Next Big Thing\'. Bassist Paul Meaney replaced Mike Stocco, and they went down to only one guitarist after Jordan departed. Mike Strype continued with the producer duties and the album was a huge success, again selling out of it\'s initial 500 copy print run, securing the band licensing, radio air play and sponsorship deals with various companies. In 2004, pre-production began on the album \'Firegirl\' with Producer Darius Szczepaniak, who also ended up playing bass on the album, after Paul\'s departure. Michael Braun on drums and Peter Fera on bass, rounded out the live show and drove the band to new heights of rhythmic power. With introspective, yet accessible subject matter, the idea of masking darker themes with catchy, sing-able melodies had always been an Ariel's Worm highlight, and was clearly evident on the \'Firegrl\' album. Having spent much of 2004 to 2006 in the studio working on the album, the band was anxious to get back out on the road, and playing clubs. The had a recidency at the Bovine Sex Club in Toronto and did many showcases for record labels and booking agents throughout 2005 & 2006. The bands distinct sound and recognizable image, easily seperated them from the usual crop of hard rock bands, and the newer edgier material gained them a whole new group of fans. Ariel's Worm made a big splash with \'Firegirl\' and after much sucess decided in 2007 to go their seperate ways. Mike and Jennifer have continued on under a different name, Strype. 1998: •While teenagers, Mike and Jennifer record "Beginner's Luck" demo •Title track 'Beginner's Luck' is licensed on the hit TV show Dawson's Creek (episode 308, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner) 1999/2000: •Mike receives the 'Professional Demo Grant Award' from Canada's FACTOR •"Beginner's Luck" demo is re-recorded for release •Regular gigs in Toronto at Lee's Palace, The Reverb, The 360, The Horseshoe Tavern and The El Mocambo •arielsworm.com is launched 2001/2002: •Re-release of "Beginner's Luck" EP •Rotation on over 50 radio stations across Canada •Winner of a NOTA music award •Moose FM live to air showcase •Feature in 'Canadian Music Network Magazine' citing the large number of requests for the song 'Don't Want To Sleep' off the "Beginner's Luck" EP •Regular gigs in Toronto at The Hard Rock Café (Club 279), The Big Bop, Clinton's Tavern, and The Horseshoe Tavern 2003: •'Undertow' off the "Beginner's Luck" EP is added to a Columbia Sportswear compilation CD promoting their snowboard line 'Convert' •Mike and Jennifer play an acoustic show to a packed house at the CBGB gallery in New York City •Sponsorship deals signed with Audio-Technica, EriksonPro, Toca Percussion and Chrysler Canada •Record full length follow up album "The Next Big Thing" •Regular gigs in Toronto at C'est What, 360, B-Side and Opera House 2004: •Feature showcase at Canadian Music Week •Live to air showcase on CBC premiering the new album 'The Next Big Thing" •'Waiting for the Sun' is chosen off the new album and added to Moose FM compilation CD 'Moose Tracks' •Sponsorship deals signed with Ampeg, Gibralter Hardware, Gretsh Drums and Reebok Canada •Regular gigs in Toronto at the Kathedral, Tequila Lounge and B-Side •Pre-production and recording begins on new album 'Firegirl' with producer Darius Szczepaniak 2005: •Six songs from 'Next Big Thing' licensed on TV shows: Joan Of Arcadia (Tame - episode 117, Requiem for a Third Grade Ashtray) (Holiday - episode 119, Anonymous) (Holiday - episode 201, Only Connect) (Waiting for the Sun - episode 222, Game Theory) Beautiful People (Holiday - episode 105, Dark, Room, Chemicals), Dawson's Creek season 7 DVD •Jennifer sings the National Anthems at the Air Canada Centre and Rogers Centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, and Toronto Argonauts in the 2005/2006 season •Feature showcase at Dundas Square with Barlow and Andy Stochansky •1679 purchased downloads (appleitunes, Rhapsody, MusicNet, Napster) •arielsworm.com has a record high with 3213 hits a month •Recording of 'Firegirl' album continues 2006: •Completion of 'Firegirl' •Feature showcase at Canadian Music Week 2006 • Monthly gigs at the Bovine Sex Club in Toronto • Jennifer is a regular anthem singer for the Toronto Raptors 2006-2007 season 2007: •Mike and Jennifer begin work on an acoustic side project and book several acoustic shows •Mike and Jennifer receive amazing reviews after performing chairty event shows for Brain Injury Awareness and Relay For Life - Haliburton •Jennifer continues her anthem singing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Rock Lacrosse, Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto FC! •The song \'Walk With You\' is licensed to the Season 3 DVD release of the hit TV show \'Party of Five\' 2008 •Jennifer continues her anthem singing for the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Toronto Rock Lacrosse! •Mike and Jennifer begin recording a new album of songs set for release in the Fall of 2008.
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