For Immediate Release:
May 30th, 2013
(Vancouver, BC) - BC-based folk-country trio the Steve Brockley Band just returned home from an extensive Canadian Tour that took them all the way to Montreal and back and now they're getting ready to head back out East, to Toronto, for a Showcase at NXNE on Thursday, June 13th at Magpie Taproom. The Steve Brockley Band were touring in support of their recently released (April 16th) 2nd album LeBoeuf.
The Steve Brockley Band released their self-titled debut album in 2010 to much critical acclaim and after spending the last couple of years touring across Canada playing club dates, house shows and festivals, the boys fired up their tour vehicle of choice, a wood-paneled station wagon named John Candy, to promote LeBoeuf. LeBoeuf was produced by John Raham (Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford, Po' Girl) with songs written by Steve Brockley and includes all of the signature staples of the Steve Brockley Band - storytelling, clever metaphors and great musicianship - but this one is a much more personal album for the band.
“When we recorded the first album, we were brand new and we just got in the studio and recorded and mixed the whole thing in three days – quick and dirty," says Brockley. "On this one, after spending the last couple years on the road together, we felt we owed the new material the best possible opportunity to come alive. We took the time we needed to capture the songs without chasing them away.”
The Steve Brockley Band can't easily be defined by one sound or musical genre. Though it is apparent that the band is part of the tradition of folk music, they’re able to take the style in new directions without making the audience feel uprooted. The band draws varied comparisons in their music ranging from: J.J. Cale, Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, John Prine, Bob Dylan and The Band. Getting to the heart of a song is their main goal. Not just digging into the notes, but nailing those spaces in between the notes. When you’ve got a good song, you want to let it breathe. A percussive double bass swagger, drum grooves from the gut, and a rolling finger picked guitar bring their brand of folk music to life. There’s no rush to the end of a song – if it's right, it happens. The main thing is not to hurry, so nothing good gets away. And that's what the Steve Brockley Band does best.
Be sure to join the Steve Brockley Band for their NXNE Showcase in Toronto at Magpie Taproom on Thursday, June 13th! For more information, please visit: www.stevebrockley.com
STEVE BROCKLEY BAND @NXNE 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Magpie Taproom - 831 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON
Set Time: 10:00 PM
The Steve Brockley Band is: Steve Brockley (guitar, vocals), Kevin Bertram (upright bass) and Leon Power (drums, mandolin).
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WATCH the Steve Brockley Band perform "If You Let Her" here
STREAM/DOWNLOAD the Steve Brockley Band track "Classic Car" here
FOR MORE INFO: www.stevebrockley.com