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5 Quick Questions with Uforia: DRIVEWIRE Edition

Uforia are set to take the stage on December 9th as part of SounDrive Records DRIVEWIRE Day 2. The Alt-hard rock Toronto-based band is made up of Michael Ursini on lead vocals and guitar, Adam Brik on lead guitar and vocals, Daniel Salij on bass and vocals and Dylan Piercey on drums.

For the purpose of helping us to hone in on what you can expect, they list Royal Blood, Billy Talent, Our Lady Peace, Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hendrix, The Mars Volta, Sum 41, Green Day, Rush, Incubus, Floyd, Zeppelin, Boston, The Foo Fighters as influences on their Facebook page and after listening to their music, I can definitely hear those influences and more.

UFORIA is: Songs you wake up the next day humming. Howling guitar duets echoing a lost era. New noises that tear your face off. Killer vocals, killer harmonies. Happy words, sad words. Wild young musicians pounding out a heavy, sometimes-simple, sometimes-complex orchestration of power-rhythms, riffs, beautiful chord changes and melodies – and it feels like a party. (Uforia Facebook)

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited about this performance. Let’s get to the Q&A!

Questions and Answers with Uforia

Q. In 50 words or so, can you tell everyone what to expect from your music and your live show?

A. Songs you wake up the next day humming. New noises that tear your face off. Killer vocals, killer harmonies. Happy words, sad words. Wild young musicians pounding out a heavy, sometimes-simple, sometimes-complex orchestration of power-rhythms, riffs, beautiful chord changes and melodies – and it feels like a party.

Q. Can you tell us about your influences?

A. Our influences come from a variety of heavy, melodic rock, punk & alternative. Bands like Billy Talent, Incubus, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters, Chili Peppers, Sum 41, Green Day, System of a Down… just to name a few. We all love classic rock as well.

Q. Do you have any Pre-show rituals?

A. Before every show, we like to get into a huddle and mouth the first song of our set. Dylan (drummer) will beatbox, Mike (vocals) will sing the lyrics, Dan & Adam will sing their guitar parts.

Each of us have a series of stretches and physical warm-ups as well. Mike likes to take a swig of honey before he sings.

Q. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

A. Keep practicing & don’t let egos get in the way.

Q. How did you hear about DRIVEWIRE?

A. Drivewire found us

 

You can find Uforia all over the internet.

Web / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube / Spotify

5 Quick Questions with Break the Trend: DRIVEWIRE Edition

As we get closer to SounDrive‘s DRIVEWIRE day 2, at Brampton’s gorgeous Rose Theatre, we wanted to help you get to know the bands. In this edition, we bring you 5 Quick Questions with Break the Trend.

If the name looks familiar, it might be because we recently reviewed their album Casualties recently, you can check out that post for even more details about the band.

Most importantly, we’re pleased to share a little more about the band with you!

Questions and Answers with Break the Trend

Q. In 50 words or so, can you tell everyone what to expect from your music and your live show?

A. You can expect a genuine rock and roll experience with tons of feeling. Nothing electronic, all raw and powerful emotion straight from our hearts to yours.

Q. Can you tell us about your influences?

A. Our influences vary quite wildly…. Billy Talent to the Eagles to Stevie Wonder to Guns N Roses to Paramore.

Q. Do you have any Pre-show rituals?

A. Before every show we do an ” energy circle” to get pumped up. It sounds exciting, but in reality it’s four dudes standing in a circle humming at first then crescendoing into profanity.

Q. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

A. “Continue to perfect your craft, and stay humble.”

Q. How did you hear about DRIVEWIRE?

A. We heard about Drivewire because our record label, SounDrive Records is putting it on…… we’d love to give a more exciting answer, but the facts are the facts!

You can find Break the Trend all over the internet.

Web / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube / Spotify

5 Quick Questions with Last Bullet: DRIVEWIRE Edition

It’s almost time for round two of SounDrive Records DRIVEWIRE and we’re happy to present to you, 5 Quick Questions with Last Bullet!

Last Bullet are a Toronto-based five-piece hard rock band made up of Bryan Fontez – frontman, Brenden Armstrong – guitar, Michael Silva – rhythm guitar, Will Shannon – bass, and Chris Galaz on drums. They’ve got a stellar reputation in Toronto as the hardest rocking band around and we’re looking forward to seeing their legendary live show.

We’ll be up front on Saturday night when they take the stage at Brampton’s beautiful Rose Theatre.

Questions and Answers with Last Bullet

Q. In 50 words or so, can you tell everyone what to expect from your music and your live show?

A. Heavy, aggressive, sexual, intense, high energy, filthy, nasty, dark, passionate, ass-shaking, fist-pumping, leather wearing, beer drinking, badass rock n roll music.

Q. Can you tell us about your influences?

A. We’re influenced by Rock bands and artists from all over the spectrum, but our music predominantly takes cues from bands like Velvet Revolver, Stone Temple Pilots, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath among many others.

Q. Do you have any Pre-show rituals?

A. Warming up and drinking water lol. We don’t really have any weird or crazy rituals beyond whipping out our instruments and voices to get the fingers, body and heart going before we hit the stage so that we’re prepared to put on the best show we can for our fans.

Q. What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

A. 50% of success is just showing up.

Q. How did you hear about DRIVEWIRE?

A. We discovered DRIVEWIRE upon being booked for our Brampton show this December 9th!

You can find the Last Bullet all over the internet and you can get tickets for DRIVEWIRE here!

Web / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube / Spotify

SounDrive Records Presents: DRIVEWIRE

Drivewire is a new live showcase presented by SounDrive Records. It’s a two-day event featuring six local bands who are poised to make it big. The showcases take place at the beautiful Rose Theatre Brampton on October 21st and December 9th.

Day 1 Bands

The first showcase includes Mississauga based Alt-Rock band Polarity. This five-piece band have been making music since 2008 and list Tool, Deftones and A Perfect Circle as influences and we can definitely hear that when we listen. Polarity is fronted by Jasmine, with Matt Hamilton on guitar, Mike Sitana on guitar, Adrian DeSousa on bass, and Eric Zimmermann on drums and percussion.

Polarity Soundrive
The Ocean Cure is an Oakville-based band features Pauline Taylor on vocals, Casius Wray-Muto – bass and Unclean Vocals, Mike Di Monte on guitar and vocals, Nicola Sudano on drums and programming. Featuring a post-hardcore/rock sound, they’re definitely a band to watch.

The Ocean Cure
Also appearing on  Day 1 is Words Like Wildfire, a pop punk, hardcore, emo band who are a GTA fixture. Think New Found Glory meets Alexis on Fire, this five-piece is high energy and a band to watch.

Words Like Wildfire
Stayed tuned to thereviewsarein.com for more details and Day 2 band profiles.

You can get tickets here and you can check out the Day 1 bands via their Facebook links below.

Polarity – Facebook: PolarityMusic

The Ocean Cure – Facebook: TheOceanCure

Words Like Wildfire – Facebook: wordslikewildfire

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