A Dynamic and Versatile 6 piece original Rock / Alternative band with Pop, Hard Rock and Ambient influences, from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
They have a Unique Chemistry, a Killer stage presence, are Monster players, are Songwriting Machines, and have a varied repertoire of cover tunes.



Growing out of a rock band class that started 6 years ago (called 'Out of the Blue'), it soon became evident to their teacher: Dundas Composer/Performer Mark Daum, that these young guys shared a keen interest in all kinds of music, getting better as musicians, and an abundance of raw talent.

It also became evident as time went on, and after playing many different venues, including festivals, charity events, small concerts, corporate events, and the occasional club (despite being barely in high school), that these guys also had an unusual chemistry as players and people, despite the fact that they all had, and continue to have a wide palette of diverse musical interests.

This unusual chemistry kept showing it's face, when in the middle of 2010 the core group of Jackson Dorie (guitars), Adam Gorka (guitars), and Pat Brown (drums), added a new bass player: Christian Gould, and he fit like a glove.
Eight months later they acquired a lead singer in Christian's older brother: James Gould, and a keyboardist: Andy Song, and once again it instantly seemed to be a tailored fit.

It was at this point, after seeing this kind of chemistry at work, and recognizing it as something unusual and rare, that Mark recently decided to put his producer hat on and work with them in a different capacity.
Since then, the band has begun writing some excellent originals, continue to evolve as a dynamic live act, and have recently changed their name to: 'Allotrope', which they feel better reflects what their about.

Recently, after only being a full band for about 8 months, they made it to the final round of the 2011 Hamilton Music Awards Rising Star competition, and made their presence known to everyone in attendance at the McIntyre Theatre. They also got to rub shoulders with many of the stars that came out for the event.

Not long after this, Allotrope began working with Mark and his company: 'The Centre for Creative Research', on music for their first album.

They started recording at Jukasa Studio in late April, and it's sounding great. The 4 song EP is being produced by Mark and renowned Engineer / Producer Nick Blagona.

The guys will be finishing up the mixing and mastering portion very soon, and a CD Release Party will be taking place at Splitsville in Hamilton on June 29th, 2012.


Upcoming 4 song EP - Release date: June 29th, 2012

Set List


1 Allotrope - Joshua
2 Allotrope - Always For You
3 Allotrope - Colours
4 Barenaked Ladies - Pinch Me
5 Barenaked Ladies - Alcohol
6 Ben E. King - Stand By Me
7 Bill Whithers - Lean On Me
8 Bob Dylan/Eric Clapton - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
9 Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower
10 Bob Marley/Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff
11 Cage the Elephant - Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked
12 Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
13 Foo Fighters - Everlong
14 Gavin DeGraw - Chariot
15 Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
16 Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
17 Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
18 John Mayer - Gravity
19 Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
20 Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
21 Lifehouse - You & Me
22 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
23 Neil Young - Rockin’ in the Free World
24 Nirvana - Come As You Are
25 Oasis - Wonderwall
26 Otis Redding - (Sitting On) The Dock of the Bay
27 Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
28 Randy Bachman/BTO - Takin’ Care