Like a hot western wind blowing across the plains, Rake has become an unavoidable presence on the Canadian rock map. Climbing each step of popularity and critical acclaim carefully and quickly with superbly crafted songwriting and a high energy show, Rake has become the next big thing coming out of the West. Working with such talents as Chad Kroeger, Danny Craig, Joey Moi and Matt Martone, Rake has carved out a distinguishable and unforgettable sound in the rock radio genre as well a sizable following.
Now, with gigs most bands would kill for, opening for the likes of The Tragically Hip, Nickelback, Live and Default, Rake had come out on top with their 2005 release "From Darker Days", packed with fierce, inimitable songs ready to be heard by all of Canada and beyond. Such songs as "Without A Sound" and "A Perfect End" charted Jode Terry’s growth as a songwriter, as well as the emergence of Chris "Maz" Ryan as a vocal force.
In 2006, Rake was noteably the only indie band added to the Nickelback 2006 tour as it swept through Alberta. The amazing opportunity has risen the band to all new heights, and resulted in a huge increase of record sales and an ever increasing fan base.
With the success of the past year, Rake is heading into the studio for a follow up Record to include new fan favourites such as ‘Deteriorate’ and ‘Take Me Home’. Even before completion, the new year gains light with Rake’s known determination and promises of cross Canada airplay, high-profile support slots and a much awaited headline tour.
DECEMBER NEWS UPDATE***
One of the recent recordings RAKE has been testing out in the studio is called 'Deteriorate'. It was released to modern rock station Sonic Radio (radiosonic.fm) and had such a huge response that RAKE has been chosen to be featured for 6 weeks in full-rotation starting January 07.
JANUARY NEWS UPDATE***
Other Radio stations which have jumped aboard the RAKE bus and begin to spin 'Deteriorate':
Edmonton, AB. - www.radiosonic.fm
Red Deer, AB. - www.z99.com
London, ONT. - www.fm96.com
Regina, SASK. - www.thewolfrocks.com
Barrie, ONT. - www.rock95.com
Kingston, ONT. - www.krock1057.ca
Moncton, NB - www.c103.com
St. John, NB - www.thewave.ca
FEBRUARY NEWS UPDATE***
With the support of Sonic 102.9, Z99 in Red Deer has also decided to put 'Deterioriate' into full-rotation. Plays per week are expected at 16 - 18 spins.
Podcast interview and acoustic performance available for download iTunes and on www.radiosonic.fm and aired on January 24th, 2007.
Z99 in Red Deer will air an interview with Jode on January 20th during the Weekly Countdown.
Chris Ryan - Vocals, guitar; Jode Terry - Guitar, vocals; Chris Verbisky - Bass; Matt Gerzymisch - Drums
"From Darker Days" - Released 2005
Produced by Danny Craig (of Default)
"Without a Sound" - Released 2004
Produced by Matt Martone
"Ritual Human" - Released 2000
Produced by Chad Kroeger
"Rake" Self Titled - Released 1997
Produced by RAKE and Chad Kroeger
Streaming Audio on www.myspace.com/rakeband
Our set list can be anywhere from 20-90 minutes of originals with only one Johnny Cash/ Soundgarden cover in the mix. We usually do only one long cabaret style show.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.
|Apr 6, 2007 Friday||10:00 PM||the Starlite Room||Edmonton, AB, CA|
|Oct 28, 2006 Saturday||10:00 PM||The Nest w/Default||Edmonton, AB, CA|
|Oct 26, 2006 Thursday||10:00 PM||The Corral w/Default||Grande Prairie, AB, CA|