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Cryptic Mystic - LP (2007) Independent
The Muse - EP (coming 2008)



Persona began in a basement in the quaint village of Hespeler, Ontario, just across the Speed river, through the valley and up the hill.
For Shawn Reeves (bass, vocals), Lucas Soppelsa (drums, percussion) and Bernie
(guitar, vocals), Persona was all about music, the improvisational flow of a soaring melody melded with the post-modern techy world of metal and punk. Before long, Scott Rebelo joined forces on guitar and vocals and practicing regularly, Persona was now armed with a solid artillery of rhythm and tone (not to mention manipulated, tweeked-out effects)!
A year or so passed, and our protagonists reached a fork in the road: Local musician Matthew Davey climbed aboard Persona, offering up guitar and vocals, while Bernie gracefully stepped down in pursuit of other things. It should be told that keyboards, synthesizers, sampling and electronic percussion were making their rounds aboard the increasingly accelerating vehicle of sound that is Persona.
The new quartet has been solidified for over a year now, traveling the vast expanses of sound, tone and texture, inspired by music, life and psychedelia. Persona has shared the stage with such acts as Farewell to Freeway (Year of the Sun), I Hate Sally (Underground Operations), Fuck the Facts (Relapse Records), Mongoose (Copperspine Records) and Tugnut (Elliot Street Records); they have played such venues as The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Broken City in Calgary, Pub 340 in Vancouver and The Pavilion in Halifax and have played for charity causes including Daily Bread and Out of the Cold, the latter raising $1400 for the soup kitchen.
With cross-Canadian tours under their belts and armed with their debut full length album ‘Cryptic Mystic’, Persona are tearing up bars, tripping out audiences, and simply doing what they do best - creating atmosphere.