Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rock Is Red #1 - Ghost Town Orchestra

Is there any wonder we gave this band the cover for the premiere issue of ROCK IS RED? We first became acquainted with this Ontario-based band of rockers back in August of 2014 after the band had just been nominated for BEST ROCK BAND in the ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS. Months after we had featured them  they had actually walked away with the prize. It always feels good when you can pick a winner.  There is still a tremendous amount of momentum that has been built by their win and ROCKWIRED sees really big things happening with this band - hopefully a little more attention Stateside. Citing influences such as RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, BOB DYLAN, TOM WAITS, THE DARKNESS, THE BLACK KEYS  and KINGS OF LEON, GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA create a vibrant folk-inspired sound well suited for fans of rock & roll and alternative folk fans alike. LOGAN STAATS (guitar/vocals),VICTOR MARTISIUS (guitar/vocals), IAN MARTINS (Bass/vocals) and PAUL VENDITTI (Drums) steadily morphed themselves into an experimental rock-funk outfit during the the early summer of 2012 in the forgotten ghost town of Brantford, Ontario. What began as a simple collaboration project between the young but scattered musicians quickly transformed into a rambunctious hybrid of swaggering indie rock and danceable Folk not bound by any specific genre. Guided by sandpaper-gritty vocals, a blend of raw unpolished boogie rock, and unvarnished guitar parts these gentlemen of the stage are set to prove that anything is possible when you put you heart and soul into it.


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