Oliver Forest is a Montreal-based indie band founded in 2016 by Josh Cunningham, guitar and vocals, Megan Griffin, keyboards and vocals, Jon D’Ambrosio, guitar and vocals, and Tim Hammond, drums and vocals.
Blending influences from several genres, the band’s sound features infectious melodies with smooth harmonies and synth-based undertones. The result is an original mix of alternative, indie, folk and rock. Oliver Forest released its self-titled debut album in September 2017, which featured the single “Shadows.”
Josh and Megan met at college and played casual shows as a duo, performing covers and developing their distinctive vocal harmonies. Seamlessly adding Josh’s original songs to the repertoire inspired their innovative sound and attracted producer William Gaboury, who offered to record with them.
Oliver Forest was born with the addition of friends Tim Hammond on drums, Andrew Leduc on bass – now pursuing other projects – plus Jon D’Ambrosio on guitar. The band set up shop for three weeks in Tim’s home studio with William as producer and recorded their original material for a debut album. The release of Oliver Forest’s first album has led to performances in and around Montreal and Toronto at venues such as O Patro Vys, Petit Campus, Bootleggers, Maison 2109, Chateau Du Lac, Balattou and the Horseshoe Tavern. The band has also played festivals around Montreal, including the Imagine Monkland Festival, the Beaconsfield Summer Concert Series, the Hudson Music Festival and Montreal Ribfest.
Oliver Forest is currently working on their second album.
Them Labs are a punk-progressive folk rock trio split between Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH, USA. Now in their third iteration, founding members Seth Portenlanger and Joe Perkins have teamed up with lead guitarist, Andy Dunfee for an amped up sound with a stern nod to 90s era pop-punk riffs.
I am that indie singer-songwriter from Catalonia. My debut album is an LP called “Golden Days”, and it’s available on vinyl, CD and all the usual streaming platforms.
My message goes along epic and mundane life. Nostalgic, dreamers, sinners, helpless, lovers, abused, fighters, castaways, libertarians and heroes dance within the verses and take life through the melodies.
Eleven songs take us to sit and travel in a red Mustang, to look at life through the rearview mirror and evoke nostalgia of an already finished trip from a not so far faded youth.
Accompanied by melodies and guitar riffs, we can drive along the Mother Road listening to a touch of the different musical referents that nourish his songs. It sounds like the paraphrase, the footnotes of masters such as Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Eagles, Elton John… essentials of the Folk-Rock movement from the 70s. And if the 70s are the roots, the 80s and 90s are the trunk and branches of his style, all crowned with a sensibility transformed into a unique and personal sound that also goes between Americana and Alternative/Indie Folk.
This album has been supported by the guru Scott Hull from the famous Masterdisk Studios in New York, who personally took charge of the Mastering and Cutting for Vinyl.
Fort d’une douzaine d’années à postillonner dans les micros de la scène underground de Sherbrooke, c’est en 2017, suite à la désagrégation de son groupe bruyant, que Frank Custeau se lance en solo. Il présente en mars 2018 le personnel et touchant Départs d’août, sur étiquette Slam disques.