Hey there pals,
Turn your expectations meters down, it is Brooks again. Writing in the shoes of Andrea & Nada, I’m here to give a little shout out to my friend TJ’s band!
A few years ago, I took on the role of tour managing a band called Sydney. My first tour with them worked our way across Canada with some of the finest in Canada’s scene of those days. From West to East we had Ten Second Epic, The Holly Springs Disaster, Sick City, Sydney and Cancer Bats weaving our way West bound. Come to think of it Wish For Wings from Australia were tagging along too (long story). So many friendships were formed. We were so alive that summer. TJ plays bass in Sick City and was one of the nicest dudes I met that summer (not to say everyone didn’t rule). Winnipeg would have been a much lamer experience if it wasn’t for Sick City’s Motely Crue covers and pool parties.
Thanks to the wonders of modern day social networking, TJ and I have kept in touch here and there to see what was new. About a year ago he showed me some his new bands stuff and I immediately liked it. Of course my forgetful mind got sidetracked and I forgot to keep tabs on all there stuff. Then this week, on that little facebook chat thing, TJ popped up again so I could check out another new song. This is when I realized what I disservice I had been doing myself by not listening to them for the past year. The band is called Hope Atlantic. The music is catchy, nostalgic piano based rock. There are soft elements and sing-a-longs. You basically have to be Ebenezer Scrooge to not enjoy it in some way. Below is a little video comprised of footage of them recording and one of my favorite songs of theirs ‘Boxes’. Here is their myspace – Hope Atlantic
Until next time,