Peterborough, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Classic Rock




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If you’re a first-time listener, you’ll just shake your head about why BigMotorGasoline isn’t being heard more on modern rock channels. Let’s face it, when you start tapping your toes, slamming your knuckles in the dashboard with raw enthusiasm, and yelling out “YEAH” at the top of your lungs, you know this is the kind of music that makes life a party and the kind of tunes you want in your ears as you ride into the sunset on your Harley, road trips in your supercharged Camaro, hanging out with friends, and rockin’ it with your favourite refreshments
BigMotorGasoline is a working man’s rock and roll band with music about topics that they know best – motorcycles, fast cars, life and drinking. Their songs are best described as cutting edge rock that is loaded with guitar riffs, a bluesy swagger, and a
southern rock flavour. - Click Your Radio Classic Rock and Blues

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“These guys are a straight up tight rock band. Their originals don’t disappoint.” - Brian Ellis, Morning co-host, 101.5 The Wolf Radio, Peterborough, Ontario

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Double Dog Dare. Very rockin' track! Very cool video too! Well done! - Real Rock Canada

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If you are a fan of full throttle, down and dirty rockers like The Four Horsemen, Circus Of Power, Sven Gali or motor city madmen like Ted Nugent you'll love these lunatics. If not... go suck a tailpipe! - Kasey Ferguson (Unity X Radio : Thunder)

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Amidst the back drop of an upside down world, there are bands who’s determination is destined to shine through. Bands who are committed to their craft and intent on bringing joy to their fans by reaching out in new and creative ways. Our friends at BigMotorGasoline are one such band.

Their bluesy swagger, of southern flavoured rock, possesses a unique allure that genuinely makes people smile and have fun.

For a bunch of fifty-somethings, BMG are unashamedly growing old disgracefully and we love that. Let’s face it, we have all imagined being in a band, to soak up the adulation, at one time or another. There are so many analogies that we can draw upon here. One could be to say that “we all have to live long enough to be an embarrassment to our kids.” Better still, “we have one life to live, so live it to the max!”

What shines through is that BMG are doing their thing in a quintessentially Canadian way, with passion, intensity and inclusion. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. What’s that expression again? Oh yes…”the world needs a bit more Canadian.”

We would like to ask you to take a little time and give this band a listen. Their music comes straight from the pulsating heart of those big twin cruisers. Something that will especially resonate with those amongst you who have an affinity for the genre. - Moto Kul:Ture Magazine

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“Really more masterpieces. Will be on air for sure! Your rocking style is simply amazing!” - Radio TFSC/Germany

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“Thanks for sharing your great music. I only play the best!” - The Brett Anthony Rock Show – Chicago, Illinois/USA

"The Way Things Used To Be Album Review"

The opener "Who I Am" is in your face Rock from the get go. The track brings the melodic vocals, rockin' riffs and guitar solos that don't overpower the tone. The title track is next and has that old school Rock flair. It has some tempo changes and really mixes up the old with the modern style. "Feelin' Alright" is high tempo and perfect for the Summer. The track blazes ahead and shimmers with a Rock confidence that not too many bands have nowadays in the genre. "Whiskey Down" is the longest track on the album, clocking in around the five and a half minute mark. There's a lot packed into that run time as it shows off the true range of the band perfectly. "Death of Me" has shades of Bon Jovi to it. The track veers into a more Rock ballad path but still has a bit of bite to it. "Hold On" picks the pace back up. The track is full of energy and will surely get the live crowd moving and singing along. "Party Like A Rolling Stone" is purely instrumental for the first minute and then switches things up. The tempo is a bit more funky and shows off a different sound for the band. "Iron Horse" has a bit of a lengthy intro before it really sinks its teeth in. The track then moves forward with its classic Rock sound. "Whiskey Weed" is perfect for blaring with the windows down. The track is absolute gold for driving and keeps things tight and polished with its high octane Rock sound. The closer "Raise a Whiskey" wraps things up nicely. The riffs work incredibly well, the vocals keep everything moving at a steady pace and the melodies are on point. It's a closer that'll make the listener yearn for more.

Bigmotorgasoline keep their high octane Rock sound at a full clip with their new album. - From The Depths Entertainment

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“Love that new album. Great southern rock and metal style.” - Manamal Streaming Radio – Virginia/USA

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“This band occupies that very fun place where country and hard rock meet”, “every song is a party in your pants”, “Blood, sweat, cursing, booze and sex!”, ”well-crafted and have hooks for days”. - 365 Radio Network (10 stations/400K listeners)

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"Great, tight band. A well deserved opening slot for Sebastian Bach in Peterborough. Check them out when you can.” - Carey Walker, Promotions & Media Director @ CHEX Television & 100.5 Fresh Radio, Peterborough, Ontario

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The music of bigmotorgasoline has “an almost southern rock flavour, the energy and licks take me back to the 80’s and 90’s rock, will be added immediately to heavy rotation.” - Q108 Radio, Kingston, Ontario

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"Honest rock desperately needed on the airwaves." - Code Zero Radio

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“Instantly heard a comparison to fellow Canadian rockers Monster Truck as well as Texas rocker Tyler Bryant . The guitar driven rock with a touch of country is evident in such tracks as ‘BYOT’, ‘Lately’ and ‘Put It On Me’. They are great rock and roll songs… could see these tunes getting air play alongside Glorious Sons, One Bad Son, The Black Crowes and many others” - Koatic Music Reviews

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"BMG is one of those bands that when they play for their audience, they give it their everything. BMG just doesn't stand for BigMotorGasoline, but it also stands for BestMemoryGiven. These guys rock the stage!!" - Rick Gibson, Music Talent Buyer & Promoter, Lindsay, Ontario.


BigMotorGasoline - Devil At Your Door 2023

BigMotorGasoline - The Way Things Used To Be 2020

BigMotorGasoline - Fuel To Burn 2016



Since 2016 when BigMotorGasoline (BMG) entered the music scene with the debut of Fuel to Burn. FTB… hit the airwaves of the world from Canada to the United States, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Airplay on streaming radio in the UK brought this Peterborough based band more exposure in Fireworks - Rock & Metal Magazine. In the USA, “Dirty Politician” hit a chord with radio across the country during the elections of 2016, with more releases from FTB, making the airwaves. Leadoff single, “Vodka” followed by “Lately” proved popular in Iowa, Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Georgia and California. “BYOT”, an album track, hit the number two spot on the year end music charts at CJIM Radio in Montreal.

Two member changes in 2019 and a world wide pandemic slowed down the band but certainly didn’t stop the BMG machine from rolling along and releasing their sophomore effort The Way Things Used To Be in 2020. BMG was featured in Lazy Indie Magazine, nominated in the Indie Star Radio Rock Awards in September/21 (California/USA). Named Artist of The Week at Rochester/NY radio network – KFGRocks. “Whiskey Down” was number 3 on the 2021 chart at Wigwam Radio in the United Kingdom and winner of “Rock Album of The Year” from Pet Rock Radio in Peterborough. “Whiskey Down” was picked as the number three song on Cashbox Canada’s Top 20 for April/2021, and received an in depth write up in The Wire Megazine out of Peterborough, Ontario. BMG also shared it’s story about rock and roll, motorbikes, the band and life in the March edition of Moto Kul:Ture magazine with a subscription base of twelve thousand subscribers.

BMG has shared stages with Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Canadian super group Bonds Of Mara and also the legendary metal monsters Anvil.

2023 has brought us BMG’s third album entitled Devil At Your Door. Expanding on the previous 2 efforts with new sounds but not abandoning the solid feel good, southern rock feel tunes, with the same kind of music you want to hear while driving in your car, riding your Harley, or cranking it up to eleven with your friends. Early response for the first video single for the lead off track “Double Dog Dare” in November of 2023 have been positive and encouraging for adding the albums 11 tracks to playlists across the world

John Freitas – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Roger Dafoe – Lead Guitar
Dave Brown – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Sterling Dale – Drums and Percussion

Band Members