At the Controls
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At the Controls


Band Rock Blues


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Vancouver is a sleepy city, and it takes a little more
than your average group of kids to get the ball rolling, and they know it all to well. It's been 3 years of jamming, rehearsing and recording, and countless shows to account for the wild ride that has lead to the birth of At the Controls. Nearly four years ago, singer-guitarist Steven Beddall and bass player Jackson Baker first jammed, and when they teamed up with multiple DMC champion turned drummer Nick Alsfeld, and keyboard guru Peter Bowles, they knew they were on to something. It's perhaps their mutual affection for the classics.
Nick pounds the kit furiously, like a possesed Bonham. The songs echo the sixties,a bluesy Zeppelin comes to mind. A seventies, Crazy Horse backed Neil Young can be heard. At the Controls
isn't interested in becoming a look-alike wannabe pop-rock band. What sets them apart is their individuality, their uncompromising approach to the blues and their mesmerizing live shows. They deliver a powerful interpretation of modern blues, and the audience is always slightly taken back, trying to figure out what's going on. After all, bands like these don't come along too often, but Vancouver is starting to warm up to these crazy classic rock revivalist freaks and it's beginning to show. The shows are more frequent. The audience
is drawn in meticulously, not too abrassively but rather a calm fixation. The doors have just opened, and these four gentlemen couldn't be more eager to step up to the plate.