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The best kept secret in music

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"101.1XFM (Ottawa)"

"They have all the tools in place to achieve great success. Not many bands get a running start but these boys have so much talent the race is already half over." - Tom Shock


"100.3FM TheQ (Victoria)"

"Deluxe are a class act. When their original EP arrived at The Q, it stood out from the rest of the pile thanks to some eye-catching packaging, and in this case, beauty wasn't just skin deep. I don't know how they managed to pack so much great songwriting, top notch production and superb musicianship into such a small space, but they sure did it. In particular, Baby That's OK is a very radio-friendly track with a monstrous hook." - Scott James (music director)


"The Province (Vancouver)"

" this local trio gets the whole "songs matter" thing.
Hooky, journeyman four minutes-or-under power pop tunes oozing hum-along harmonies are it's specialty. "Hearthrob",
"Hearsay" and "Baby that's OK" are all solid singles..." - Stuart Derteyn


"The Province (Vancouver)"

POWER POP PLAYERS
Vancouver's DELUXE has all it's hooks in the right places on its new CD SUPERSONIC. Hear for yourself at the Roxy ..." - Stuart Derteyn


"the Gleaner"

Vancouver's own deluxe have put out a six song CD entitled 'Supersonic' that is not just anothe pop-rock album, but in fact, pop-rock with balls. Thankfully missing are the staple-of-pop love-songs about how wonderful life is. Instead the listener is let in on how desire can go unfulfilled in 'Hearthrob' and how 'So Far Away' from here one can get.
This three piece band uses all members to do vocals and even manages to harmonize nicely with lead vocalist Ryan McMillan. Trent Gauthier's guitar work is chunky and powerful enough to keep the interest of the listener and Kenny James' bass work is simple yet solid.Guest drumming isdone by Amos Resnick and Pat Steward.
"Friend" is the last and obligatory acoustic song about the trust that one can have in their car and how even in the end, with the loss of ohne car, there can be another, one that can shine all the time.
Although this CD can seem silly and trivial at times, deluxe does succeed in putting forth a unique perspective that is the goal of all good art and music.
Their songs are intimate and original and lack any sort of overproduction and editing that could both overpower and hide their pragmatic point of view.-Ash Salahub

- Ash salahub


Discography

SUPERSONIC - CD June 2003
songs with airplay:
1. Hearthrob ( 99.3 CFOX)
2. You
3. So Far Away (104.9 X-FM) Vancouver
(99.3 CFOX) Vancouver
(101.1 X-FM) Ottawa
(100.3 The Bear) Edmonton
4. Baby That's OK (100.3FM The Q ) Victoria
5. Hearsay
6. Friend

'Deluxe' EP 2001
"Carry On" (104.9 X-FM)
(99.3 CFOX)
"Columbine", "You" and " Road to Nowhere"
Live on air - 104.9XFM

"Columbine"
Live on air - 100.3 THEQ

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Bio

deluxe began as an acoustic duo with Ryan McMillan and Trent Gauthier on vocals and guitars. The goal of this duo was to write as many 3 minute pop hits as possible. several months into the project, the pair stepped into the studio and recorded what would become their self-titled debut ep.

Kenny James was added on upright bass during those sessions and deluxe was born! the ep was released in may 2001 with the single 'carry on' receiving local airplay.

deluxe played dozens of shows as an acoustic trio and eventually with the addition of amos resnick on drums, and chris crumley on keys, the band evolved into a full-on, amplified live act. after a successful showcase at new music west 2001, the band headed back to mushroom studios armed with an aresenal of pop genius. produced by darren grahn(metallica,nickelback) the 'supersonic' album was mixed at the warehouse in vancouver. the album was released to rave reviews in October 2003 and the band is currently enjoying lots of airplay on both college and commercial stations across canada and the US with the singles 'So far away' and 'Baby that's ok'. deluxe is currently perfoming live in support of it's album 'Supersonic.'