Brave Stereo

Brave Stereo

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“Brave Stereo is from Winnipeg and is led by the phenomenal vocals of Jason Kirkness. He is backed up by an equally fantastic band, and their show was filled with solid intros, effortless transitions and stunning riffs.” - Robyn Roste

Biography

Jason Kirkness and Ryan Shaw formed BraveStereo in late June of 2004. Joshua Ayers came highly recommended through High North Records owner Joe Riccardo. Former session man, Santiago Silva, joined the band a few weeks later. Within their first six weeks as a band, they had opened for 3 major label bands in various Canadian cities and gone on their first Western Canadian Tour.

The tour included dates with By Divine Right and The Waking Eyes. The band was received very well, firing up the audiences, as a good opening act should. But tragedy unfolded as young Ryan Shaw dislocated his knee onstage in Surrey, BC.

With Ryan recuperated, the greater part of November was spent in a Ford Econoline in Western Canada with Vancouver band, One Step Trip and Kamloops natives, Kook Show. This tour was quite successful, and once again saw BraveStereo as an opening act.

The majority of early 2005 was spent in the studio demoing new material, and writing new songs. A short tour took place in March of 2005, but this time BraveStereo had to go out on their own.

Upon arrival at home, BraveStereo was entered into a few local Battle of the Bands. The group has made it to finals night in just about every competition they have entered. BraveStereo finished in the Top 10 in the Pyramid Cabaret’s Search for RA NRG which gave them free recording time at Unison Studio’s. Producer, Jack Shapira, used this time to produce the first BraveStereo single, “Desire.”

Lyrics

Tribute

Written By: Words & Music: Jason Kirkness

Sweet Emotion taught me how to rock.
Over the Hills and Far Away showed me where to walk.
Fire and Rain came over like a flood.
Under the Lighthouse, is everything about us.

When you were mine
I walked the thin line.
I walked the line,
Now you're gone.

Lover lay down, lay down with me. Lover lay down.

When you were mine
I walked the thin line.
I walked the line,
Now you're gone.

Desire

Written By: Jason Kirkness - Word/Music & Ryan Shaw - Music

You've got the time
Or a wristwatch
Or your sanity
Are you late for dinner

Behind the times
A little out of style
But with a heart felt sentiment
Just like a love song

That saves you
From all the things
You're meant to be
And save you
From me

Desire
I need a little more
And the second stop
You leave it up to me
Desire
I need a little more
And this sinking stone
Is walking out on me

Peacefully
Destroy the world
Spoke against
This side of me

And real life
at 24 frames per second
60 miles an hour
Like my films and 33's

That saves you
From all the things
You're meant to be
And save you
From me

Desire
I need a little more
And the second stop
You leave it up to me
Desire
I need a little more
And this sinking stone
Is walking out on me

Please leave the TV on for me
Late at night when i come home
We watch Springer

Desire
I need a little more
And this sinking stone
Is walking out on me
Desire
I need a little more
By the second stop
She's leaving him for me

Set List

40 Minutes Set:

Another Line
Villain
Romance
My Own Way
Tribute
Dimes
Kings of Suicide
Goodnight America
Don't Underestimate (Pete Stewart Cover)