Edgewise

Edgewise

 Surrey, British Columbia, CAN
BandRockAlternative

Melodic, pop-influenced, hard rock. Blending a range of rock sounds from dark, stripped-down, acoustic numbers to all-out, heavy attacks, mixed time signatures, and anthemic choruses. Vocals are clean, powerful, and catchy.

Biography

Edgewise is an alternative rock band from Vancouver, Canada that brings a fresh sound to the rock standard. Blending elements of pop, rock, and metal to produce a sound that's crunchy yet full of melody. This is rock music done with a nod to the past and a foot planted squarely on the modern stage and the Edgewise boys have been making music for awhile...just not with each other.

It started in 2001 with a band called Subtitle that featured the distinctive vocals of Mike Stacy and the signature guitars of Johnny Peralta. For five years they created a noticeable local buzz and seemed poised for something bigger when a freak injury cause Mike to lose his singing voice for nearly nine months. Needless to say it was a crushing blow to a young, up and coming band and for awhile the music stopped. Even after Mike had fully recovered and come back stronger than ever the band struggled through a series of part-time members that slowed their progress to a crawl. Still at the end of every tunnel there is a light and in 2008 new music was again being produced only this time it had an edge. With the addition of a bullet proof rhythm section that includes Matt Mcintosh on drums and Elliot Ness on bass, this sonic machine is once again taking no prisoners in it's mission to be heard. So far so good.

Recently the band has started getting noticed. Edgewise was one of only seven Vancouver area artists to be selected out of 1001 bands from around the world to be featured in the Microsoft Windows Sponsored Songs program. During the 90 day promotion their single "Slave" was downloaded 1227 times, an impressive number for an unsigned artist.

The hype surrounding the band continues to build with a request from independent filmmaker Thomas Newman who has asked the band to write and record an original title track for his highly anticipated indie film "Bong of the Dead".

Next up for Edgewise will be the 2010 release of the "Slave" EP to coincide with the release of a video for the title song to major networks in Canada.

The chemistry between these four experienced musicians has allowed this relatively new band to the hit the ground running and quickly come to be known for killer songs and a tight live show that is making them a factor in Vancouver's music scene.

Lyrics

Slave

Written By: Peralta/Ballard

It seems to hide in my belief
Like it's holding on it's holding out for me
When everything
And all these words
Can't explain the way it feels to live like this

Only one
Come to me
To come undone

I did
Everything you wanted me to
But nothing
Was ever good enough for you

To keep them down keep them afraid
It's the way you turn your face that makes me bleed
But you don't care
So I'm alone
But every time I find another on the floor

Only one
Come to me
To come undone

I did
Everything you wanted me to
But nothing
Was ever good enough for you
Just when
You thought you took it all away
That's when
Your power over me it fades

See I belong
It's wasted

I did
Everything you wanted me to
But nothing
Was ever good enough for you
Just when
You thought you took it all away
That's when
Your power over me it fades

Trust

Written By: Peralta/Ballard

It's heavy sometimes when it holds you
Afraid that your lost to
Alone in the dark while we lay here
The shapeless becomes clear

Cause I believe in you
I hope you can trust me
And I believe in you
I'm waiting to find

The wait is over
Still we're breaking down
Signs that chain you
The wait...

Yea sorry is not what I'll give to you
I hold that for myself
And ask nothing more than some faith in me
If I don't how could you

It's heavy sometimes when it holds you
Afraid that your lost to
Alone in the dark while we lay here
The shapeless becomes clear

Cause I believe in you
I hope you can trust me
And I believe in you
I'm waiting to find

The wait is over
Still we're breaking down
Signs that chain you
The wait is over now

Trust

The wait is over
Still we're breaking down
Signs that chain you
The wait is over somehow
Still I'm hoping you trust me
Still I'm waiting to find in you
Someone who could just trust in me

Discography

Awaken EP 2002 (as Subtitle)
Home Single 2004 (as Subtitle)
Great White Noise Compilation
Slave EP 2010

Set List

30 - 45min average set

6 - 8 songs