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"The Growl of HammerHead"

There is a new CD in Whitehorse and it has come for your children. From the first notes of the new HammerHead self-titled album, the tone is set and it gets right in your face. Crunchy harmonic guitar chords and slapping bass lines crawling around a heavy back-beat.

The track, Moonwalk, sounds like a flashback to late 70's arena rock including showcase breaks, solos, feedback flourishes and false endings. Very tasty. Funktown Blues brings on more of the same, this time in a heavy funk blues vein. All the elements are here: 12 bar blues, call and response between the bass and drums in the breaks all culminating in a classic blues ending.

These four musicians have great energy an a dynamic and innovative twist on a classic genres. With Fiona Solon's powerfully raw vocals and Marc-Andre Hamelin's guitar played with an edge of psychedelic free form and Ian March and Etienne Girard's polyrhythmic funk back beat, HammerHead has produced a debut CD that sounds like a fist CD should

HammerHead is a straight ahead driving rock album at its core, recorded by individuals who allow a bit of growl and attitude into their music. I hope it can maintain this level of energy and musicianship. I see great things from this group if it continues to release albums like this one.

Check out www.myspace.com/yukonhammerheads to hear some of their tunes and pick up a CD at Triple Js and CD Plus. - Bill Polonsky, Whats up Yukon


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HammerHead, Self-Titled, released in the Yukon Oct 2007, This CD features former band members Fiona Solon on Vocals and Ian March on drums

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Wicked slap style and bass lines, hip swinging drum grooves, heavy funk guitar riffs, distorted organ, funky rhodes, rocking vocals and impressive solos discribe the sweet sounds of the progressive funk rock music of HammerHead. Having found a sound of its own, the band focuses on playing original music with interesting arrangements and innovative musical ideas that explore the broad diversity of rock music.

The current line up of the band features Yukon musicians Marc-Andre Hamelin (guitar&vocals) and Etienne Girard (bass&vocals), who have played 9 times at Yukon music festivals since 2002 and in 2007 with HammerHead; as well as Nelson, B.C. swing drummer and internationally awarded snare drummer Lee Campese, along with Salmon Arm's Daniel Slade playing rock organ, rhodes and guitar.

Now three years into touring venues; the band has established itself as tight four-piece rock group that make music lovers, musicians, and concert goers freak out and dance. The members of HammerHead have played at sold out “Selkirk College Student’s Union” shows, Halloween shows, as well as have shared a venue with acts like King Cobb Steelie, Arthur Funkarelli, and A Whole Lotta Led.

HammerHead has played at Frostbite, Alsek and Sunstroke music festivals, aired on radio shows hosted by CKRW, CBC, Kooteney Co-Op and 'L'Association Franco-Yukonaise. Reviews and press releases of the band have been seen in Whitehorse news papers; the Whitehorse Star, Whats up Yukon, and Nelson papers; Nelson Daily News, The Weekender and the Express. The song "How I re-Roll" is featured on the Music Yukon 2008 sampler CD.

www.myspace.com/yukonhammerheads
yukonhammerheads@gmail.com