Sonic 102.9 presents Band of the Month
Death by Robot
Sister Grey, The Fronts, The Unfortunates
10030 102 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0V6
This event is 18 and over
``We don't take ourselves very seriously...but the music is a whole other story.``
The Fronts. 3 men going on boys who are relatively new to the original scene in Edmonton but hardly new to music. With over 6 decades of combined musical experience, the Fronts journey into independant music is the sum total of 3 lifetimes worth of musical ideas, concepts, and collaboration that need to get out before it’s too late.
Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, the band consists of David Forster on Vocals and bass, Dominic Lacroix on Vocals & guitars, and Troy Hrushka on drums.
Atmospheric, melodic, and driven by two powerhouse vocalists, this 3 piece delivers a near impossible depth of sonic delivery and song writing. Indeed, this is not the work of any ‘new’ band you’ve ever hear.
The Single: “Awake” – Backed by a professionally shot video through Indie production suite “Random Path”, the first Fronts single has already seen over 2000 views on popular video sharing website “YouTube” just 14 days into it’ launch while sales through digital retailers iTunes & CDBaby continue to climb.
``You just blew us away from start to the end. Truly fantastic! Thank you``
In just 6 short months, The Front’s boast an impressive live show track record that has included opening slots for National touring artists “The Kin” as well as local radio station Sonic 102.9’s “Band of the Month” bill in Edmonton with fellow Indie rockers “Death By Robot” and everything in between. To put it briefly, the Fronts are making up ground quickly.
Professionally delivered with charisma, a light hearted, tongue in cheek attitude, and complimented by a state of the art light show, the Front’s live performances have garnered critical acclaim for good reason. This event will sell out – grab your tickets today and see you there!
The Unfortunates are an alternative-rock band from Edmonton, Alberta comprised of Tanner Gordon, Bryce Thornton, Tim Plamondon, Brendan Urban and Nathan Stamhuis.
The band formed in 2009 when Tanner, a local solo folk musician, met Tim, a former punk band front man, through work. The two began to practice and write material for a planned future release. When it was time to take the songs into the studio, it was realized that they needed a drummer. Tim had been playing in a band called Stick Figure with Brendan Urban for over 10 years and introduced him to Tanner. Brendan made the transition into the group seamless and the album 'Calm Down This Is Only The End' (2010) was released under the name Tanner Gordon.
After the album release, the group wanted to add another layer to fill out their sound. Tanner introduced guitarist Bryce Thornton to the group, a musician of many years from within the Edmonton scene. The four began to practice and write new material immediately. Over the course of only a few months, the band had written enough material to go into the studio. On November 22nd, 2011 the band released their first collective album 'We Talked Of Shadows' (2011) under the name Tanner Gordon & The Unfortunates. Along with the album release, the band was named local radio station Sonic 102.9's Band of the Month for November.
Over the next 18 months the band continued to develop their live act and write new material. In the spring of 2013, the group went back into the studio to record their 2nd full-length album. While in the studio the band had an epiphany that the project was truly a reflection of the four musicians coming together and growing as one. It was then that the band name was simplified to just 'The Unfortunates' and Nathan was added to the group.
The band has released of their second collective album, Indie Films on May 27th, 2014. And have completed a two-week Eastern Canadian tour promoting their album.