Robert Desmond Band
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Robert Desmond Band

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A Toronto/G.T.A. based band finally formed in the late fall of 2006. It all started a few years ago when Desmond saw Ian’s great raging solo performance at the Hard Rock Café in downtown Toronto. Ironically the multi talented Matt is the drummer for Ian’s cover band and at the same time Matt is an mc for his own hip-hop crew project. Now, Jason is both amazingly a guitarist and a keyboard player that is friends with Ian and Matt. After a long search for the right players, it finally ended with Dave Hodges as the best drummer for R.D.B., his metal music drumming background made learning new songs peanuts, it took him a week to learn the whole fuckin’ album! Desmond, singer/songwriter for the band has a laid back yet spontaneous personality, always cool headed and all smiles. His shy-silent type persona off stage is the worst you can get but vast emotions that runs underneath his skin gets him inspired for making music, moved by people around him and real dramas in life. He’s musical influences are orchestral music, Electronica, Metal, Rock, Pop, Jazz and music that are in between.
With melodic tunes so catchy it's contagious, Robert Desmond Band offers a sound that is familiar yet different. Many different things can be said about RDB's music and the band simply can't be labelled with a single genre based on one song alone. The band takes aspects from different genres and coalesces them into original songs like "All The", which features club-stomping beats and heavily-distorted guitars giving it a techno-hardcore edge. "Piano in the Dark" is a dark ballad in the minor key with a groove that will send your heart pumping in a different way. "What You Gonna Do" is a slow, atmospheric trance tune with a mixture of heavy guitars that build up to a spectacular climax. For a pop-rock tune that both young and old can sing along to, check out "Easy Boy". Robert Desmond Band consists of four main members but due to additional sounds and dependent on the venue, the band occasionally hires other musicians and DJ's to do the deed. RDB's music is easy to digest; its unique progressive sound, guitar-driven music and the occasional use of piano and string instruments give their tunes a sweet, classic sound.