Origin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Rock, alternative
Years active 2000–present
Labels Dependent
Hand Drawn Dracula
Associated acts Wintersleep
Holy Fuck
Mike Bigelow
Loel Campbell
Mike MacNeill
Tim D'Eon
Jon Samuel

Contrived is a Canadian indie rock band based in Halifax and Montreal that formed in June 2000. The band consists of Mike Bigelow, Loel Campbell, Mike MacNeill, Tim D'Eon and Jon Samuel.[1] They are signed to Hand Drawn Dracula. Four of the five members are in the Juno Award-winning band Wintersleep, and two are in Juno and Polaris-nominated Holy Fuck,.[2][3] They have released three full-length albums and one EP.



  • Mike Bigelow – bass
  • Loel Campbell – drums
  • Mike MacNeil – vocals, guitar
  • Tim D'Eon – keyboards, guitars
  • Jon Samuel – vocals, guitar


  • Pursuit of Plots (2002)
  • Starshine EP (2004)
  • Dead Air Verbatim (2005)
  • Blank, Blank, Blank (2008)

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  • contrived — index aforethought, assumed (feigned), controlled (automatic), strategic, tactical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William …   Law dictionary

  • contrived — [adj] overly planned affected, artificial, elaborate, fake, false, forced, labored, manipulated, overdone, phony, recherché, strained, unnatural, unspontaneous; concepts 564,582 …   New thesaurus

  • contrived — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deliberately created rather than arising spontaneously …   English terms dictionary

  • contrived — [kəntrīvd′] adj. too obviously the result of forethought and planning; not spontaneous or natural …   English World dictionary

  • contrived — [[t]kəntra͟ɪvd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you say that something someone says or does is contrived, you think it is false and deliberate, rather than natural and not planned. There was nothing contrived or calculated about what he said …   English dictionary

  • contrived — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly …   Collocations dictionary

  • contrived — adjective a story, situation etc that is contrived has been written or arranged in a way that seems false and not natural: The film had a ridiculously contrived story line …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Contrived — Contrive Con*trive (k[o^]n*tr[imac]v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Contrived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contriving}.] [OE. contriven, contreven, controven, to invent, OF. controver, contruver; con + trouver to find. See {Troubadour}, {trover}.] To form by an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contrived — adjective Date: 15th century artificial, labored < a contrived plot > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • contrived — contrivedly /keuhn truy vid lee/, adv. /keuhn truyvd /, adj. obviously planned or forced; artificial; strained: a contrived story. [1505 15; CONTRIVE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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