General Stone
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General Stone

Band Rock Blues


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The best kept secret in music


"Local DJ's are impressed!"

"I can't wait to get more material from these guys so I can get it on the air a fast as possible!"

"These guys Rock"

"Nothing but rave reviews about this band... The energy they bring is just incredible... Wow."
- Chad Scarsbrook and Matt Packwood, 'The Grooveyard', 92.9 KICK FM
- 92.9 KICK FM

"3 Song Demo Review: By Mike Warkentin"

This three-song EP recorded by Neil Cameron (The Watchmen) and Lloyd Peterson (The Weakerthans) showcases a Winnipeg trio that calls The Zoo its “home stage.” Despite that claim, General Stone doesn’t play balls-out rock so much as blues- and funk-flavoured jams. Perhaps the strongest aspect of this disc is the band’s willingness to get down and dirty, relying on the vocals and guitar of Ryan Paradis to add some real edge to the tracks. Don’t get too attached to the tunes on this EP as the boys pride themselves on never playing a live song the same way twice. — MW - Uptown Magazine (March 31, 2005)


Three Song Demo (2004)
1.) Blind
2.) Jo
3.) Not About Loving You


Feeling a bit camera shy


General Stone promises they'll never play a live song the exact same way twice. That's one of rock
music's cardinal sins if you ask the Winnipeg trio. After all, who wants to watch a bunch of
mainstream robots up on stage?

What General Stone can promise is a captivating and electrifying rock adventure that won't end with
one listen. Expect a groovin' mix of thick soul, fuzzy blues and raw melodic rock.

General Stone has been together for about a year, but don’t mistake these guys for rookies. Arising
from the ashes of former band The Marked Men, Ryan Paradis, Jeff Clark and Rashad Debeer have
been developing their artistic chemistry since the late nineties. They’ve come to believe that affecting
people's emotions through their music is the ultimate in artistic expression.

"It's a chance to vent, to let out energy, and lose ourselves in the songs. Music, for us, is telling a
story that people can identify with emotionally on some level," says Jeff.

The band recently completed a three-song demo, recorded by Neil Cameron (The Watchmen) and
Lloyd Peterson (The Weakerthans). The songs explore the driving beat of rock aided by Ryan's
bellowing vocals and rich guitar.

While the demo has already sold out its first printing, the raw energy and intense enthusiasm of their live show is what makes them popular. The band considers The Zoo to be their home stage but it’s not uncommon to see them play all corners of the city and beyond.

With General Stone you’re assured a unique performance filled with greasy guitar licks, smokin’
solos and an all-around rock explosion.