Lemon Cash is a 5-piece Indie rock band


Our Nation’s Capital may be the second-coldest city in the world, but the music scene is HOT and the hottest band in town is Ottawa’s home-grown Lemon Cash.

Lemon Cash is Cory Papineau, Jeff Armstrong, Jeff Papineau (JJ), Stefano Provenzano and Zack Robillard. In a discussion of trying to find a name for the band, JJ and Cory reminisced of their first venture of working together at having a lemonade stand as boys. How they laughed and celebrated at the end of the day counting their hard-earned lemon cash. Hence their perfect name.

Founded in 2014, the Lemon Cash journey began when Jeff (lead/rhythm guitar) first heard Cory sing at a venue and knew this was the voice he wanted to be singing in his songs. It was somewhat serendipitous that Cory’s brother, JJ proved to be an awesome drummer. Seeing the 3 play live drew Stefano (lead/rhythm guitar) in to join the band and Zack (bass) became the last piece of the band puzzle just before they recorded their first EP. All collaborators in the creative process, theirs is a lush, full and harmonious sound.

The Lemon Cash sound is derived from the varied tastes in music that each member has; Cory has a Nashville influence, Jeff is drawn to alternative styles, JJ admires groups with mastered harmonies, Stefano is inspired by indie and hip hop, and Zack loves 70s/80s rock & R&B. Their first EP, ‘Lemon Cash’, (James Robertson, producer, January 2016) had 2 of songs ’Turn It Up’ and ’All Over You’ gaining radio play across Canada, while the ‘All Over You’ YouTube video (December 2016) garnered over 16,200 views. The recently released, ‘Rock Your Soul’, which was pre-produced by James Robertson and produced by Damon Sharpe and Eric Sanicola, reaps radio play on local stations, as well as internationally on Radio Hamburg, Germany. The video (April 2017) has 16,233 views on YouTube.

With a loud and loyal fan base that follow them to their shows in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal Lemon Cash were honored to be invited to play at the 2016 Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and privileged to have been asked for a second CMW invitation in 2017 at the Hard Rock Café. They headlined Ottawa’s Westfest (June 2017) and have repeat performances on CTV LIVE.

“Another energetic show from local indie rockers Lemon Cash, who have won and continue to compete in a number of battle-of-the-band type competitions…You probably have heard their song Jealous Man on the local radio stations, and definitely have seen them on local morning TV shows; they also opened for iLLScarlett ..That said, these lads .know how to put on a show.” – Kirsten E. Endemann, Ottawa Citizen (March 2016)