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The Distributors

Nanaimo, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Nanaimo, Canada
Established on Jan, 2013
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"Nanaimo band The Distributors release debut music video"

The Distributors are hoping to go viral.

The Nanaimo band recently released its debut music video for the single Die By The Knife.

“We wanted a music video for our fans,” said Brett Bourcier, guitarist for the Distributors.

Kaylie Russell, bass player and lead singer for the band, said people expect the video to be negative because of the song’s title, but that’s not the case.

“It paints a picture that is open to interpretation,” said Bourcier.

Russell was inspired to write the lyrics because of her work at a youth centre with at-risk youths.

“I wanted to write about some of the struggles they faced,” she said. “It doesn’t matter where you come from or what family life is like … you control your destiny or future.”

Russell said it’s about living life to the fullest and not backing down.

The song was a collaborative effort.

“I just started with the opening riff and we went from there,” said Bourcier. “Kaylie and I were just collaborating and it came together really quickly.”

The band created the video with money collected through a GoFundMe campaign.

“It couldn’t have happened without those people who helped us,” said Russell. “That was super cool. We were able to pay for the whole thing with just funding from them (campaign supporters).”

Bourcier said fans have been really supportive of the band’s projects.

The video was filmed by Matt Gladman of Keywork Designs at the old Walker’s Sawshop location on Jingle Pot Road, with permission from the owner.

“The place had been gutted so we just went in there and made our set and filmed it,” said Bourcier. “We just wanted a good live kind of performance – no plot or anything crazy ...,”

The band experimented with new sounds for the song Die By The Knife. Russell said it still has a rock ’n’ roll vibe, but it has more of a beat that is popular in pop music.

Newer members to the band include drummer Brett Attig and Tom Morris, guitarist and vocalist.

Russell said the adding more members allows the band to expand its sound.

“It’s the difference between colouring with four crayons and a million crayons,” said Russell about adding more members.

The Distributors perform at the Nanaimo Bar Oct. 7 at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5.

The band performs with David Bitonti, Jayden Holman and Hope King at the Dinghy Dock Pub Oct. 19. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 in advance, which includes round-trip ferry rides, and are available from the pub or

For more information about the band, please go to - Nanaimo Bulletin


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The Distributors are three rock and rollers from Nanaimo BC, who are firm believers in “bigger is better”… when it comes to sound that is! Fuzz-driven guitar solos, a groovy rhythm section and Dyn-O-Mite vocal melodies are what you can expect from their live shows, and they deliver every time.

 Since forming in 2012, The Distributors have earned their chops playing on an almost religious basis in effort to achieve that perfect sound. Bassist/Lead Vocalist Kaylie Russell, Lead Guitarist Brett Bourcier have earned some notable feathers in their caps over the past few years such as placing 2nd out of over 200 applicants in the Landmark Entertainment Showcase Festival, winning studio time at the legendary Greenhouse Studios, being nominated for live act of the year at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, and opening for Sebastian Bach former frontman of Skid Row.

 In 2013 the opening track “Bus” from their debut album “In Color” was play listed on 106.9 The Wolf and was ranked number 11 on the top 40’s chart. Their new track "Die By The Knife " is now available for purchase and streaming on Band Camp!

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