Bryce Jardine
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Bryce Jardine

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
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May
21
Bryce Jardine @ The Local

Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Jul
11
Bryce Jardine @ 3030 Dundas West

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jun
26
Bryce Jardine @ The Cameron House

None, Ontario, Canada

None, Ontario, Canada

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Bryce Jardine is a singer / songwriter from Toronto in Canada. Having spent nine years in a band, he decided it was time to be open with himself and decided the best way of achieving this was to strike out on his own. Collaborating with others as projects seem right. Bryce is scheduling a release of his debut LP- The Kids are Gone – in the first half of 2012.
There is a sunlight sound to the music, contrasting with the lyric which delves in to emotional turmoil, providing an effective contrast to the material. Possessing a highly distinctive vocal, Bryce is also able to write well tempered pieces. I have had the pleasure of listening to the forthcoming release which walks listener through a tumult of emotions, each track standing value on its own.
This is music to spin as the week winds down, containing sufficient depth to retain mental stimulation, whilst the melodies ease the weary brain cells in to a space of calmness.
The out-put draws influences from a diversity of Western, Rock, folk and Celtic which is delivered with confidence and a melancholic notation. - indiebandsblog.com


LONESOME HEROES CONCERT SERIES

Six Shooter Records presents Lonesome Heroes, a new Tuesday night series highlighting the sheer force of emerging talent in Canada’s singer-songwriter community. Lonesome Heroes will feature artists in workshop-style performances, showcasing songcraft and fostering artistic development. Tonight the lineup includes Bryce Jardine, Emma-Lee, Joel Sweet and Samantha Martin.

- Six Shooter Records


We don't need a reason to sit on a patio this summer.

But it's nice to know our pints will be paired with a performance by Bryce Jardine.

The Toronto-based singer-songwriter will share his somewhat dark, revealing and heartfelt tunes at APK Live. After leading the band Dog Tooth Violent for many years, he's now put together his first solo release -- an EP titled The Kids are Gone EP -- which was recorded with Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios in Goderich this year.

There's something beautifully dark and poetic about his tunes, that will have a way of easing you into this long weekend. Get a little reflective (maybe after a beer or two) and enjoy songs such as Before the Fall, in which Jardine sings: "Are you running free or are you running scared? Do you still believe in where you're going? Are you watching for signs or turning a blind eye?"

Bryce Jardine performs at APK Live tonight. This free show starts at 6:30 p.m., and will also feature performances from Katlina Cowan and Jess Vandenboomen. - London Free Press


Discography

The tracks on "The Kids Are Gone" are available in mp3 format at brycejardine.com. released april 2011

"The Kids Are Gone" LP slated for release 2012

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Bio

After nine years in a band, songwriter Bryce Jardine, made the decision to go solo. He quit his warehouse job, moved into his sisters apartment while she was away on a long-term business assignment, and worked for the next eight months on a number of songs that had been, driving me crazy. Guitar in hand, he wrote relentlessly, often through the night, on images and melodies that would eventually become his debut album, The Kids Are Gone.

I tried to make music that reflected who I am, where I grew up, and the people Ive known. Rather than having all the answers, I was more concerned with just asking the questions that most of us ask at the pivotal times in our lives, Who am I? Where am I going? And what could I possibly have to offer? I believe honesty and simplicity resonate within all of us. I had been posturing in song as well as my personal life; it was time for that long hard look in the mirror. Like so many young men, I was pretending to be someone I wasnt tough, knowledgeable, confident, wise in the ways of the world while usually recovering from the last piss-up. Unable to pretend any longer, unable to hold on I let go. The tower of bravado and self-deception, built on a foundation of bullshit, came tumbling down. This album is the soundtrack of a young man wandering through the rubble of broken dreams in pursuit of something, anything real. These songs have given me a remarkable sense of hope.

Bryce grew up in a household that was no stranger to illness ever since he can remember, his father has had a chronic neurological disease which can be life threatening.

Weve been through many scares, which have put my dad in the hospital seemingly every year; its a source of great anxiety. My world, my sense of security, could change in an instant.

In the track, Death In Life, Bryce salutes the boy in the window with the big blue eyes.

I was a young kid, riding in the back seat of my parents car, headed west on a road trip, listening to Neil Young. My forehead pressed against the window, my mind miles above in the clouds, a feeling came over me, then just as quickly as it came, it passed. As a student, I got more than my fair share of criticism for not being present. The kid riding in the car could not have understood the depth of Neils lyrics, a simple and powerful message I still carry with me. Ill always be a dreamin man, I dont have to understand, I know its alright. Something in me came alive that day. Ive been chasing that elusive feeling ever since.

Peer conformity, the suppression of self, a foreboding sense of sudden change, embracing dreams these ideas are all central to Jardines songs. He is quick to acknowledge that none of these songs would have been fully realized if it hadnt been for the enormous contributions of several remarkable musicians.

I found Derek Downham (The Beauties, Six Shooter Records) via the internet, and decided he would be the right man to produce the record. He had a certain fire in his eyes, and in the studio he was the most intensely talented musician Id ever met. Derek taught me more in six weeks of pre-production than I had learned in the last six years. He also brought in his colleagues who made tremendous, valuable contributions. Juno Award Winner, Serena Ryder, lends her gorgeous voice to two songs and Aaron Goldstein (City and Colour) applied his amazing talents on pedal steel.

His new record, The Kids are Gone, is moody, passionate and real, ranging from the quiet and reflective to full-blown joy. Evocative lyrics, sharp imagery and metaphorical twists, often playful, create subtle external and internal landscapes. Though he tackles tough, often dark issues, we are left with a sense of optimism and resilience.

The Kids are Gone is due out this spring, and plans for a spring/summer tour are underway. Watch for details on www.brycejardine.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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