After much head-scratching, deliberation, heated-arguments and the the occasional dust-up, we’ve decided to name our latest CD Under the Influence. You can listen to the title track on our Sound Cloud page. We are also looking for ideas and submissions for the art for the cover. If you, or anyone you know is interested in submitting their ideas, please go for it and contact us!
With more than half of the new album already recorded from a live gig at the Columbia Theatre, we are now in the middle of recording four or five new songs at Spirit Studios, which is the exclusive studio of Shawn Soucy, our drummer. The new album will feature ten or twelve original songs written by us.
Hey everyone, we’re very proud to be part of a great upcoming show at the great Columbia Theatre in New Westminster on September 20th. Featuring Murray Potter, Blu Mankuma, Jayleen Stonehouse and little ol’ us.
Hey everyone!, Mark here. Just some updates to keep people posted on the ‘thrilling’ adventures of the band. The gigs are starting to add up for the summer, which is always a good thing as we sure do love to play. Outside of the band the boys have been busy with other pursuits. Randy’s almost done doing up his new abode. It looks great and even sports a small ‘music cave’ where he and I been busily crafting new songs, which translates to swilling beer and trying not to rip off our favourite artists! Shawn has been keeping busy with the many other bands he plays with in Vancouver, none of whom he has realized are as raw and virile as us…right Shawn? Sax honker Tom goody-gum-drops Gould has really been wading into the weeds of his new hobby, photography. He’s always ready to show us pics of his latest subjects – good thing we all enjoy ogling burlesque babes! Rob remains the stalwart of the band, and when he’s not wood-shedding on his bass he can be found helping Tom set up his for another of his ‘it’s all for the portfolio honey’ photo shoots. On a personal note, I got to see my son play Buddy Guy’s guitar during his recent show here at the Orpheum. It was a cool moment, mainly cause my son was starting to get a bit restless(he’s only 8) then Buddy came charging into the audience during his ‘take it to the people’ section of the show. Picking my son out of the crowd Buddy then got him to strum some chords. My son loved it and I realized that, sadly, I would never get closer to playing with Buddy Guy than at that moment.
On May 1 we’ll be opening up for one of our favourite bands, Juno Awards winners Monkey Junk!! The gig will take place at the Rio Theatre (corner of Broadway and Commercial Dr). Also on the bill is Vancouver Island’s very own David Gogo! Tickets will be $20 in advance(you can get them from us) or $25 at the door.