Breaking Boundaries: Canadian Alternative Rockers Bad Reed Put A Little Bit of Everything into Debut EP
Currently on tour to promote their self-titled release, Bad Reed break all the rules with an exotic and fresh sounding EP that melds all manner of music Bad Reed channel a multitude of popular and obscure influences into unique snapshots of passion.
“Overall, this is a powerful and memorable band who have combined their many influences into a unique and potent sound that they can call their own,” -Alex Faulkner, writer at Exposed Vocals.
Bad Reed has just released their first professional studio EP, available online for free. They are now touring south east Canada supporting this new music release.
“For a recording with only three songs on it, the musical ground that gets covered is quite expansive covering; jazz, blues and progressive rock and even some electronic flourishes,” -Brian Lush, owner of Rockwired magazine.
Bad Reed is Costa Chatzis on percussion, Austin Sharpe on bass, Sydney Sollazzo vocals and keyboards, and Graham Walker on guitars. Hailing from small towns and diverse backgrounds, Bad Reed consists of members with varying music tastes. The group emerged in March 2015 from the ashes of their previous acts to forge a new, focused force of nature. Strip-searching music’s history while fusing modern zest, they are likened to acts from Alt-J, Hozier, Jack White, and The Black Keys to Snarky Puppy, The Mars Volta, and Esperanza Spalding.
Bad Reed is engaging and danceable. Bad Reed is happiness and strife. Bad Reed is harmony and dissonance. Bad Reed is overcoming the odds and getting even. Expect to hear them on more radio stations, to see them touring farther, and playing many festivals in 2016.
“These musicians aren’t your run-of-the-mill Indie band. Audiences crave their soul and sound. Check this crew out. You won’t be disappointed,” -Dana Dotchin, BScene Magazine.