Rock95, Northern Protocol & Impact Live Presents



Fri · May 4, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


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Theory Of A Deadman
Theory Of A Deadman
Vancouver, Canada's Theory of a Deadman became the first act to sign with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger's 604 Records imprint in 2001. Tyler Connolly (vocals/guitar) reportedly slipped a copy of the band's demo to Kroeger at a post-concert party and the two were soon collaborating on songs together.
“…Once, I had control…and now, I need more…so take, this tortured soul…and pray, for me no more…”
Colours & Skeletons - PUNISHMENT

PUNISHMENT have established themselves as an alternative in the Toronto music scene that is sorely lacking in what a “great” rock show should be. Formed in 2008 by Juno award winning guitarist, Kevin Gale (ex Slik Toxik) , the band came out of the corner swinging and quickly rose to the top of the Southern Ontario club scene and proved itself time and time again that prisoners would not be taken.

The release of their debut EP “Beautiful Suffering” in 2009 and the subsequent single “Colours & Skeletons” garnered them Terrestrial Radio airplay/rotation as well as numerous Internet and College stations throughout North America and proved to be a hard rock anthem that then and still now has the ability to send shivers up the proverbial spine.

After a spectacular string of shows, including capacity events at “The Phoenix Concert Theatre”, “The Sound Academy” in Toronto, they established themselves as one of the “premier” rock acts in the city, both headlining and opening shows for such great acts as The Tea Party/Rival Sons/Bif Naked/Rik Emmett/5440/The Ending/ The Respectables ,Sven Gali , John Corabi, Jake E Lee, LA Guns among others notable recording acts.

2010 brought about both personal and professional changes that proved to be too much for the members and the band took a hiatus to do some serious soul searching and rediscover what music really meant to each of them individually and hoped to return to the music scene with new vigor.

Fast forward to 2013…the two original founders and songwriters Vocalist Bradd Searl, Guitarist Kevin Gale decided the timing was right to continue what they had started and quickly enlisted the aid of long time bass player Mark Johnston who had worked on and off with Kevin, writing and recording in various side projects over the previous years. The chemistry was right and Mark proved to be the missing piece that completed the previously overwhelming puzzle.

Very quickly they descended upon Beach Road Studios in “God’s country” near Goderich, Ontario to record two songs with Juno Award winning Producer Siegfried Meier, the first of which “Southernbound” was released to the public on the dawning of 2014.

With a new, more focused sound and attitude, and with the new addition of drummer Pat Carrano the band is once again set to take the stage and prove what an REAL rock show is all about.
Come for the Punishment…but, stay for the sonic beauty of artistic creation....
Not having a third member to fill another rhythm role, the Windsor, Ontario based duo developed an original characteristic to the sounds of the bands that influenced them, such as Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, MUTEMATH and The Black Keys. “We never had a bass player in our early jams, so we subconsciously compensated for one in the music,” says guitarist/vocalist Tarek Jafar.

Apparently it’s worked, the group has reached top-level sales on the popular as well as garnering over one million spins on Spotify. The duo’s music has also been featured numerous times on major network television shows such as Suits, Parks and Rec and Monday Night Football .

More importantly, crowds across Canada and hometown-neighbouring Detroit, MI have been stunned by the energy and force behind their loud, dominant live performances—especially for just two dapper guys. The Blue Stones create a killer hi/lo effect; contrasting their slick and put together look with their rough and rollicking live show. Heart, soul and sweat characterize every Blue Stones spectacle – you can’t help but be pulled in from the moment the first note is played.

The two are elated to have played with premiere acts and in national festivals; however, they’d like to achieve an even greater reach to bigger audiences around all of North America and the world.

“We love this too much to keep it hid in southwestern Ontario.”
Venue Information:
Mavricks Music Hall
46 Dunlop Street West
Barrie, ON, L4N 0J3