Loon Choir - All Of This And Everything Else LP
Label : Independent
Credits : Production, Engineering, Mixing.
From Canada’s parliamentary hub and capital city comes Loon Choir — an urgent pulse of fresh sonic air featuring textured guitar, synth, and violin hooks backed by a sometimes groovy, sometimes four-to-the-floor backline that lays the foundation for powerful choral-esque male and female vocals whose lyrics allude to injustice and the destruction of nature. It’s a tall order to fill, and these musicians deliver with a live set that is packed full of enthusiasm, spontaneity, sincerity and, above all, making memories with good friends — old and new.
Loon Choir has been raising its profile nationwide, with a successful cross-Canada tour following the release of their second full-length album, ‘Fire Poems’, which was produced and engineered by the brilliant James Bunton in May 2012. Hit songs ‘All Boats Don’t Rise’ and ‘Nowhere to Go’ have been among CBC favourites — the former reached #2 on the R3-30. The band was also shortlisted for an R3 Bucky Award for Rookie of the Year in 2012.
Loon Choir even made an impression across the ocean in 2011, when single ‘Bricks’ was released in the UK on an international compilation that featured just two Canadian acts.
Recordings aside, the live experience is where Loon Choir really shines. The energy behind their catchy synth and guitar riffs, the transcendent harmonies and contagious beats are sure to get any crowd moving. The Loons’ appearance at festivals like Pop Montreal, NXNE, JUNOfest and Ottawa Bluesfest and their growing fan base across the country following their last tour are testament to the band’s ability to consistently deliver spectacular outbursts of energy during live performances.
Loon Choir is:
Derek Atkinson - vocals
Craig Barlow - bass
Barış Bilgen - drums
Kathleen Cauley - violin
Celeste Côté - vocals, piano
Olga Osotkina - violin
Dave Rankin - guitar, bagpipes
Brad Sheffield - synth
Paul Wilson - lead guitar