Rock n' Roll the way it should be. Grooving riffs, driving bass, soulful vocals. Choice Grade is the rock band of the future, with a decidedly classic sound. Deeply influenced by the 60s as well as many of the modern rock acts, Choice Grade is the band you've been waiting for.
A 6-piece Rock n' Roll band from Ottawa, Choice Grade is tremendously sexy. Having been together for just over a year, the band really came together with a simple cover of 'Day Tripper' that just would not end.
If Deep Purple and The Kings of Leon has a kid. And The Beatles and Joel Plaskett had a kid. Then, by some divine miracle, those two kids met and fell in love, and their child was punched in the face by Noel Gallagher, the godly offspring produced would be the vibrant sounds that emanate from the amps, mics, drums, vocal chords, and flutes from a little basement in Ottawa.
Having played several shows across the Ottawa area in the past year, Choice Grade is coming into its own musically. Having already rewarded with prizes such as pin production for shows at venues such as the Capital Music Hall and the (former) New Bayou, Choice Grade has now been selected as the grand prize winner of a 'rockstar' contest run by the good people at Energizer and Xbox. They were selected by a panel of judges as the best band to be voted into the top ten from a cross country pool of thousands of bands.
Looking for more of the same in the future, Choice Grade is full steam ahead into song writing and recording. Using prize money from the Energizer/Xbox contest to go to a professional recording studio and hope to have an album recorded by the end of the summer 2010. The band is looking forward to doing what they love best and getting a few gigs in around the city.
Choice Grade eats, sleeps, breathes Rock n' Roll and will continue to play hard for anyone who wants to listen. With any luck the band's recent good fortune will translate into some real success going forward. But in the wise words of Sir Mick Jagger, 'you can't always get what you want.' Choice Grade is going to keep trying to make sure they get what they need. Rock n' Roll.
Eric Evenchick - Piano
Jon Evenchick - Bass and vocals
Mack Gray - Rhythm Guitar
Jamieson Mackay - Lead Guitar
Ryan Mckee - Drums
Cameron Preston - Vocals
'Never Too Old EP'
Two songs recorded, with more on the way. "Never Too Old" and "Society" have seen air play on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa.
We have an ever expanding catalog of originals.
1) Never Too Old
3) Till the Sun Runs Down
4) Mind the Gap
5) Swallow the Sun
7) World Class
8) How To Make A Woman Frown
9) Full Steam Ahead
10) Present Past
12) Sycophants and Elephants
13) Sarty's Notes
14) Sweet Homewrecker
We will occasional play covers upon request by a fan or if the band finds a song that we feel would really suit us.
Past covers include:
Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles
Don't Walk Away Eileen - Sam Roberts Band
Razz - Kings of Leon
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Confessions - The Trews
Choo Choo - The Arctic Monkeys
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Fortunate Son - CCR
As well as many others.