We’ve recently moved into our new location in Woodstock NB, and in the midst of moving and maneuvering things around our new space, we took a break to record some of in-house speed demon, Chaddus Provost’s unrelenting drum beats. Chaddus plays in the death metal band, Forest Soul, and the absolute rock band, Monteith.
Chaddus’s franken-kit includes..
– A home-made snare
– Axis AL2 kicks with Iron Cobra beaters
– Three hi-hats
– A mini bass drum
– Occasionally 1-2 bass drums made from water barrels
– An actual sawblade
– and an array of Sabian cymbals
As far as Maritime Blues goes, Richie Young is certainly becoming known well as a Travelling Man commuting from Maritime town to town playing his own brand of the Blues. Richie’s stripped down song writing style in not just this track but all of his, hearkens back to the days of yore when the travelling musician on his own with his guitar strapped over his back, a small suitcase in tow, traveled from town to town peddling his music for small crowds in dark and dingy Blues bars and in these days of change modern independent breweries.
The track ‘Travelling Man Blues’ is everything any Blues fan could ask for, gravely vocals with a slinky twang, the harmonica almost acts as though it’s Richie’s own back ground vocals and of course Richie’s soulful guitar strumming brings this track together as a memorable and comforting tune filled to the brim with more Blues than any fan could ask for.
– Chris Waddell 06/08/2016
Greetings to the followers and friends of the Underground Alliance! Not too long ago, our Recording Tech, Jake Duffie, got the chance to record The Matt Comeau Band at Grimross Brewing. The night of familiar faces, drinking, and atmosphere had been brought to us by the good people at Roots & Soul Promotions. We could spend paragraphs trying to capture the feel of that performance, but luckily, we don’t have to! Listen in for free HERE, or at the bottom of this post for a few of the band’s original tunes.
Later that night, Jont & The Infinite Possibility played a set that is tough to put the right words to. Something magical between the theatrical performances of David Bowie or Prince, and the intimate, humble feel of your local indie band, but bigger. I can only hope we will be uploading parts of that set someday soon, but until then, do yourself the favor of checking out their music!
We here are the Underground Alliance Recording Studio had a fantastic time working Jake Cormier’s first session with us. A regular partner in crime to Richie Young, Cormier is well adapt to a similar style of the blues, with a little more traditional rock n’ roll fuelling his fire.
Throughout the evening of Jake’s session, we completed a original single, and wrapped up with a video performance of another of his tunes. Richie even stopped in to lay down a saucy harmonica track. The first thing that really stood out to me when working with Jake, was his voice. He may be a little soft spoken to talk to in person, but it was a whole other level when he opened up in front of the mic. Smooth, deep, powerful, and on pitch. Some of the most impressive vocals before hitting an FX chain that I’ve had the pleasure to work with.
Folk blues singer-songwriter Richie Young has a sound that will bring you back to the early days of blues, with country blues guitar playing and classic blues harmonica. In the past year he has opened for Maple Blues award winners Wicked Grin. As well as other bands; Tokyo Valentine, Restore the Year, Earth Bound Treo, and Steve Lewis and the Big Band of One. Richie regularly plays venues such as Wilser’s Room, Fredericton NB, and The Sour Grape, Oromocto NB.
The Story Everyone Knows is Richie’s first full length studio album, with his Attack Of The Blues EP being his only prior release. Physical copies can be purchased from Richie Young, or The Underground Alliance for $10. The digital download is available HERE for $6.
Tyler Rooney Moss – Scream Vocals
Agib Faizal – Lead/Rhythm Guitar
Dave Peterpaul (DjNutz) – Lead/Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Alex Sturgeon – Bass
Sam Brown – Drums
Genre : Progressive Metal
Location : Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
The good people at Hunt The Shark were kind enough to allow The Underground Alliance to record their live performance at the Charlotte St Arts Centre, on March 31st, 2016. Three of their songs are available HERE for free streaming.