Northstar

Northstar

BandHip Hop

Dope Rhymes. Sexy Vocals. Tight Band. Good Music.

Biography

Northstar is:
• A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF RAPPERS, PRODUCERS AND PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED JAZZ MUSICIANS
• A PROVEN ORIGINAL HIP-HOP SONG-WRITING FORCE
• A FEROCIOUS LIVE ACT THAT DELIVERS A SET WITH INTEGRITY, CONVICTION AND INTENSITY
• AN UNSIGNED BAND THAT IS CURRENTLY CONSIDERING OFFERS FROM INDIE AND MAJOR RECORD LABELS

Northstar has already:
• RECORDED A 7 TRACK EP WITH JUNO-AWARD WINNING ENGINEERS JEFF WOLPERT AND JOE DUNPHY
• COMPLETED A 6 CITY CANADIAN UNIVERSITY TOUR, PLAYING TO A COMBINED CROWD OF OVER 2,000 FANS
• HEADLINED AND PROMOTED OVER 20 INDEPENDENTLY PRODUCED SHOWS IN VARIOUS CITIES ACROSS EASTERN CANADA
• ACCUMULATED OVER 30,000 ONLINE PLAYS ON THE BAND’S WEBSITE

The unified sound collective that has come to be known as Northstar is beginning its journey into the depths of self-expression. Not content with playing its part in the commercial corruption of music, each member of Northstar is dedicated to elevating the modern musical experience to a higher degree of artistry. Thoroughly schooled in the arts of performance, improvisation and composition: Northstar shines both in studio and on-stage.

What began as Conquest's (real name Max Bell) personal work as an emcee, trumpet player and producer has been transformed into the live and expansive presentation of the Northstar collective. While working at 12 Inch Records on his debut release "A Requiem for Anonymity" Bell linked up with guitar player Adam Saifer and singer Cassandra Polychronopoulos. The trio came together to record the album's most memorable track "Alexandra": a meditation on the eternal hope of true love.

In January of 2006, Conquest and Saifer joined forces with fellow high school musician Adam Hoy on a highly emotional tour of Cuba. The band performed at arts schools, jazz clubs and even on a street corner in one of Havana's most impoverished neighbourhoods. The inspired renditions of Bell's song "Patience Son" were met with great interest and praise on the island. The three members who experienced the Cuban love for music all point to the tour as a unifying, inspiring and life changing week for the band.

With the help of fellow emcee Sir Real, bassist Mike Reid, drummer Josh Lane, and saxophonist John DeSimini the Northstar collective set-out to conquer the Toronto music scene.

After a successful stint as a totally independant band, Northstar realised that it was time to seize the opportunity they had created and teamed up with Christopher Blueman of PROTRX as their official artist representative. The band continues to perform in various cities across Eastern Canada and will be making coast to coast appearances in July/August of 2007. Northstar is also looking for a suitable opportunity to expand into the United States and hopes to be begin performing in the American market before the end of the year.

All business inquries, should be directed to Northstar's Artist Representative:
Christopher Blueman of PROTRX
1-888-459-3210 Direct:88
confirmation(at)protrx.com

To speak to the artist directly please contact:
Max Bell
northstarmusic@gmail.com

Discography

Max Bell - "A Requiem for Anonymity" - June 2005
Northstar - "Northstar" - January 2007

Set List

1. Intro (3:00)
2. Sam's Anthem (6:00)
3. The Spotlight (5:00)
4. Patience Son (6:00)
5. God Grant Me (4:30)
6. The Midnight Train (10:00)
7. The Brotherhood (4:30)
8. The Nightcap (5:00)