River City Hum

River City Hum

 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN
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The River City Hum is a trio of musicians from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, who have been making music together since late 2002. Their eclectic Rock sound fuses Folk, Blues, Funk, Country, Latin, and Jazz grooves, with a foundation in loud rock music.

Biography

Adopting the name of their hometown, The River City Hum is a trio of Winnipeg musicians who have been making music together since late 2002. Each of the members comes from very diverse musical backgrounds. What became of these diverse influences is something that even the band, and their fans, find difficult to describe. Their exotic/eclectic Rock sound fuses Folk, Blues, Funk, Country, Latin, and Jazz grooves, with a foundation in loud rock music, leaving any listener wondering just what exactly they will hear next. The band has captured the attention of a large, diverse loyal fan base, which was no doubt drawn by their unique sound and vibrant, energetic live show.

It is rare that a three-piece arrangement pumps out such a massive, full-bodied sound. Front man, guitarist/vocalist Constantine Gamvrelis is the driving force behind the band, with bassist Jesse Boxer-Meyrowitz and drummer Adam Rossi holding down the rhythm section. While each member’s musical tastes differ in style, the band has found a common ground in their distinctive cross-blend of musical influences. They have indeed found their musical niche.

Keeping busy over the past three years hasn’t been a challenge for the band; they’ve played nearly every stage – and more than their fair share of “floors” – in the city. They have released a debut 5-song EP, “Gallery” in early 2005, and in April 2006 their latest disc, "Embellish the Melody", was released. "Gallery" was recorded with Brent Smith (High Five Drive) of Proletariat Recording and "Embellish the Melody" was recorded with Brent, & Jason Gordon (54-40, Nickelback) of Studio 11.

Highlights for the band include a thunderous ovation at 2005’s Winnipeg Folk Festival, and opening for such local favorites as The New Meanies and The Scott Nolan Band. In January & March 2006, The Hum were featured on Freq 107’s the Buzz. They also have become a local favorite to the staff and audience of the station. Looking forward to 2007, RCH are in pre-production with Canadian heavy-weight producer Paul James (The New Meanies, Men in Kilts) for their third EP release.

…Stay tuned…

Discography

-"Embellish The Melody" (EP, 2006)
-"Gallery" (EP, 2005)

You can hear selected tracks @

www.rivercityhum.com,

www.myspace.com/rivercityhum

or

http://www.manitobamusic.com/index.php?pid=10310&mid=11200&oid=1472

Set List

The River City Hum has more than enough original material to fill a 90 minute show or 3 sets a night. As far as covers go we'll do selections from the Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, Primus & Blind Melon etc.

-The G-spot Funk Jam
-America’s Finest
-Opium, Cocaine & Gin
-Delhi Tents
-The Easy Jesus Casino
-Oceans
-The Boxer
-Embellish the Melody
-Chase Matches
-Opianna Dorothy
-Dice
-This One’s in C, but E is the Key of Nature
-Burning Down Charleswood
-Up
-Gear
-Music Today
-Green Soda
-5-1
-Do the Melt
-Just Baby
-Good Prediction
-The Brotherhood of Eternal Love
-Absolutely, northern lights (Jeff’s Basement)
-Liquify
-foggy mirrors
-bo-jangles
-Work