Q1, Would you like to introduce yourself?
Hi! I’m Calen Trentini, i’m the lead vocalist and drummer of the alt-rock band CIVILIANA. My bandmates Adam Wilson, Spencer Daley and Dan Ponich and I recently released our new single and video, “Carry a Light”.

Q2, Are you a good cook?
I am a good cook! My family has Italian heritage so we very much embrace the culture of cooking, eating, drinking and entertaining. Truth is, the best cook in our band is by far Spencer. I used to come by his house in high school and he’d always be watching The Food Network.

Q3, If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?
Back in 2009, Jack White performed with The Dead Weather at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. It was an amazing show to attend and given the band’s history, it seems to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Q4, What causes would you actually fight for?
I do my best to support any cause or lifestyle choice that protects our environment. Although individual efforts of my own such as eating less meat often feel akin to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic!

Q5, What was the last movie you saw?
They Shall Not Grow Old.

Q6, When did you last feel guilty?
Today. I forgot to buy Spencer a ticket to see Death From Above 1979 for when they come to Vancouver in May. I hope he can find one on the resale market because I’m pretty certain it’s sold out now. Sorry, Spencer.

Q7, Who is your favourite actor?
Oscar Isaac

Q8, And, most importantly, what is your favourite type of cookie?
Definitely the answer for me is peanut butter chocolate chip!

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