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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock Indie

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The Badly Sketched Poets were formed in 2008 when guitarist, Dan Alexander wrote his first song Counteract. Mario Perescu, the bands bass player and Dan's schoolmate suggested they form a band and The Badly Sketched Poets were born. From there they added Chris Vernon, another guitarist and school friend but struggled with finding a suitable drummer. That search was over when Alex Archer joined the band.
Although the concept of forming a band came before studying music for most of The Badly Sketched Poets members, their love of music didn't:

Dan Alexander:
- Studied vocals with Adrian Jones, singer / songwriter, guitar and bass teacher, voice coach and performer from Kitchener, Ontario. http://www.adrianjones.org/
- Guitar lessons were given by Brendan White, a locally renowned musician.

Mario Perescu:
- Bass guitar lessons were provided through Sherwood School of Music in Kitchener, Ontario. http://www.sherwoodmusic.com/

Chris Vernon:
- Studied under both Christopher Roposo and John McKinley, both accomplished musicians.

Alex Archer:
- Received percussion lessons from Adam Bowman http://www.adambowman.com/live/
- Band workshops were with both Adam Bowman and Joni Nehrita http://www.joninehrita.com/fr_home.cfm

Since we have been together we have won two battle of the band competitions Battle at The Bean and 104.7 Heart FM's Big Break Contest. Winning those contests led to studio time, radio play and a spot on the Main Stage at KOI Festival in 2012. We just recently released our first four song EP "Time For Ignorance" which was recorded and produced by Ian Smith. We're still looking to take that next step into the music business and we're working on planning our first tour through Ontario.

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