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Distig is currently forging their Earth-shattering debut recording with the help of the master music craftsmen at Voodoo Highway Music and Post in Toronto.

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Distig has been ripping up the musical landscape since 2004, dropping jaws in some of Toronto and area’s finest (and seediest) music clubs.

Their fierce and proud all-original repertoire has a chordal and rhythmic sophistication reminiscent of Weather Report and Martin Modeski and Wood, tempered by the straight-up rock and roll fuckoffness of a Van Halen (not Van Hagar) and Black Sabbath double-bill on the mainstage in Hell.

The bands hardcore disposition is periodically abated by a lilting melodic ballad that will make even the most cynical fan want to shed a little tear and drink and dial his jilted ex.

This band will leave you humming the tune and banging your head on your drunken ear-ringing cab ride home.

Meet the players:


Jason Levere

Jay has been playing guitar for more than a quarter-century. His eclectic musical influences (David Gilmour, Tony Iommi, Frank Black, Sly Stone, et al) have forged him into an exciting and versatile songwriter and performer. Hours of practice - and just enough theory knowledge to be dangerous have allowed him to write outside normal structural conventions. Prior to forming Distig, Jay played with a number of different bands from Kingston and Toronto, most notably The
Leftovers, a thrash skate punk band that had a No Means No sound.

Odey Levere

Odey has spent most of his life honing his craft as a singer-songwriter and has played with many bands as a singer and guitarist. Fat Spider, a Kingston outfit drawing from musical influences such as the Grateful Dead and Phish was fronted by Odey, and toured extensively to the delight of many full houses across Canada before its demise. Odey cites many classic rock and country singer-songwriters as his muses, especially Johnny Cash and Lennon-McCartney.

Rob Spencer

At 20 Rob was already an accomplished bassist with hundreds of dirt floor whiskey bar gigs already notched on his belt. Three years at Humber College’s renowned Jazz performance program crafted his raw talent into the precision required to navigate the musical insanity that is Distig. His intricate, yet complementary melodic bass lines and sweet vocal harmonies have appeared on many studio recordings and live shows from Nunavut to Kentucky. Rob’s diverse bass influences include Jaco Pastorius, James Jamerson, Donald “Duck” Dunn and Rick Danko.

Dave Wilder

Dave has been playing professionally in the GTA for over a decade. His approach to rock, funk, and blues drumming is solid yet dynamic and musically complex. This has made him one of Toronto's most highly demanded professional drummers. Dave teaches drums full-time at the Ontario College of Percussion and at the Peel Music Academy in
Brampton. He currently performs with Blues on the Rocks, Plan 9 and Distig.