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Blues / Rock and Roll
From the smoking maw of an emotional abyss issue the heavy, lovelorn rock’n’roll stylings of The Wicked Mercy, Ottawa’s four emissaries of apocalyptic blues. Weaving melodic currents through the thickly coarsing swells of a musical storm, these four channel raw passion straight from the fathomless depths of the wounded heart.
Charged by the gods of rock’n’roll with the mission of delivering their narcotic lullabies to the masses, the Wicked Mercy anticipate burning a hole in your psyche and your city soon.
Laurel Jackson & The Attractives
Indie / Pop
Words to describe Laurel's music would be: poppy, catchy, melodic, harmonious, soulful, emblematic, figurative, voluptuous, authoritative, naughty, curious, boozy, loyal, earth-shattering, good-looking and attractive.
Sonny Best Band
Country / Rock
Sonny Best Band ont un répertoire country classique mais offert dans un style unique.
True to their influences -the legends of the genre, the band has put together a catalogue of tunes based on country's classic themes- cryin', lovin', and leavin', and they've thrown in a few cuts about cuttin' loose for good measure. Without any pretension or gimmicks, the Sonny Best Band is in it for the love and it shines through in the tunes. The stage show is the band's bread and butter- the Sonny Best Band has fine-tuned their live show through years of live performance and always deliver with energy and showmanship. The boys know how to please their crowd with their timeless hooks, country looks, and pure honky tonkin'. Sonny Best personally guarantees everyone will go home happy.
While still being unshy about showing his classic rock and pop influences (the Beatles and Brian Wilson are never that far away), Bon Echo is a grander, more uptempo collection of songs with several nods to classic college radio (Band of Horses, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Kings of Leon) such as the driving beat of Follow Will and the loping riff of the Marauder. The soaring pop of Intelligent Design has already been chosen for a Habitat for Humanity public service announcement.