Ace Hardware dealer rocks out as singer in a rock band

One of the outstanding speakers at our Hardlines Conference last month was Rob Faries, owner of GG’s Ace Hardware in Moose Factory, on the shores of James Bay in Ontario’s far north. One of the many things Faries revealed about his colourful background was his role as the singer in an Indigenous rock band.

The Relic Kings performed last week at the storied Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and our intrepid reporter was there to catch the show. Faries is as assured and engaging in front of a roomful of club-goers as he was speaking to the professionals at the Hardlines Conference. Here’s a 30-second clip of the Relic Kings in action. Great rock ’n roll!