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The Farplane @ TBA - Booking now

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The Farplane @ TBA - Booking now

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The Farplane @ www.youtube.com/thefarplaneband

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The Farplane was recently selected (March 2010) from thousands of submissions for one of a handful of coveted spots and now enjoys regular circulation on www.bunkradio.com as a featured top artist.

Now in its 3rd year of broadcasting, BunkRadio.com has become the place for unsigned artists to expose their music to a truly active community of listeners. As part of Live365, a major internet radio provider, Bunk Radio airs 24/7 and streams for free in high quality (128k). They offer over 70 hours of live DJ's each week, bringing music of all genres to listeners all over the world and in your city.

Each show is as unique and interesting as their experienced DJ's. They are accepting all genres of unsigned music and will help expose your music to the right audience if you are selected. Each show features a live real-time chat where listeners and artists can interact with our DJ's and listeners.

Appropriate royalties are reported to performance rights organizations. This is a great gig for you to reach true fans of music from across the globe, and get paid.

The station is available online, and is growing quite fast. With each DJ broadcasting from a different location, many artists have had the chance to arrange live performances or call-ins to further promote their music and live performances.

This is the community of independent artists and fans you've been looking for. - www.bunkradio.com


The Farplane are the most requested band for airplay on Radio Venom's current playlist.

View more at www.radiovenom.org

and

http://www.thefarplaneband.ca/press/radiovenom_jan_10_10.jpg - DJ Maxx, Radio Venom


The Farplane was recently selected (March 2010) from thousands of submissions for one of a handful of coveted spots and now enjoys regular circulation on www.bunkradio.com as a featured top artist.

Now in its 3rd year of broadcasting, BunkRadio.com has become the place for unsigned artists to expose their music to a truly active community of listeners. As part of Live365, a major internet radio provider, Bunk Radio airs 24/7 and streams for free in high quality (128k). They offer over 70 hours of live DJ's each week, bringing music of all genres to listeners all over the world and in your city.

Each show is as unique and interesting as their experienced DJ's. They are accepting all genres of unsigned music and will help expose your music to the right audience if you are selected. Each show features a live real-time chat where listeners and artists can interact with our DJ's and listeners.

Appropriate royalties are reported to performance rights organizations. This is a great gig for you to reach true fans of music from across the globe, and get paid.

The station is available online, and is growing quite fast. With each DJ broadcasting from a different location, many artists have had the chance to arrange live performances or call-ins to further promote their music and live performances.

This is the community of independent artists and fans you've been looking for. - www.bunkradio.com


Following an impressive debut, The Farplane ranked as the #1 band on MySpace's charts for the period between Nov. 3, 2009 - Jan. 4, 2010 in the Metal, Alternative and Progressive Charts (Overall)

View more at www.myspace.com/thefarplaneband

and

http://www.thefarplaneband.ca/press/number_1.jpg - MySpace Media & Press


"Embers To Ashes", featured song on iRadio LA FM 104 Indie Radio - April 2010.

Selected from over 250,000 submissions in March 2010, "Embers To Ashes" was chosen for circulation in the Top 10 songs to watch by iRadio LA FM 104 Indie Radio - April 2010.

Indie104 - iRADIO LA, voted as the first "Internet Radio Station Of The Year" by New Music Weekly Magazine, is the world's first and most popular Independent Radio station, playing 100% original music by unsigned bands 24/7/365. Since 1998, iRADIO LA has broken the sound barriers with stellar programming that quenches the world's thirst for great new music, one wave after another. Indie104 ~ iRADIO LA is an online streaming station available on the web and on cell phones. - iRadio LA FM 104 Indie Radio


Live interview with Lead Guitarist, Chris G. from The Farplane -the most requested and played band on Radio Venom.

www.radiovenom.org

and

http://www.thefarplaneband.ca/press/farplaneinterveiw.mp3 - DJ Maxx, Radio Venom


"The Farplane" was recently selected (April 2010) as one of Raised on Indie's featured top artists for inclusion in their database.

Raised on Indie is a music-based website highly focused on recognizing the amazing talented artists Canada has to offer. They have a great working relationship with many artists and businesses in the Canadian indie music scene. They run an online publication called From the Artist's Perspective. It is seeking Canadian artists who are willing to give their opinion on a monthly topic which will focus on issues or topics related to the music industry. They currently have approximately 4,000 unique visits per month. - www.raisedonindie.com


The Farplane were recently added to the official CBC Radio 3 artist roster. After several weeks of airplay, they are one of the featured artists on the up and coming "Big List".

http://radio3.cbc.ca/

CBC Radio 3 Artist Profile:

http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/The-Farplane
- CBC Radio 3


The Farplane were recently added to the official CBC Radio 3 artist roster. After several weeks of airplay, they are one of the featured artists on the up and coming "Big List".

http://radio3.cbc.ca/

CBC Radio 3 Artist Profile:

http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/bands/The-Farplane
- CBC Radio 3


Discography

"The Farplane" - Self titled debut EP/CD - released November 2009

"Alone" and "Embers To Ashes" (first and second album single) in regular and current rotation on KNAK Boston, LA, Toronto and www.radiovenom.org

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“The Farplane".

The band.

The music.

A collaborative effort of top Canadian rock talent. The EP features the primary songwriting talents of newcomers Kat Colbourn on Vocals, Keyboard/Piano, and Chris G. on Guitars. The self-titled EP was engineered by Mike Turner of Crash Karma and (formerly) Our Lady Peace, mixed by Mark Makoway (Moist & Evan's Blue), and mastered by João Carvalho (Matthew Good, Evan's Blue, Marianas Trench et. Al.).

Although a freshman effort from the band, their debut record reads like the pages of a mid- career explosion.

Born from the inspiration of the production environment fostered by Mari Dew (Sounds and Sights) through Mike Turner during the 2009 sessions recorded at Toronto's illustrious and modernized The Pocket Studios (responsible for unleashing such talent as Evan's Blue and Rains), the band found it's studio roots driven by professional contractual rhythmic performances from Joe Pitter on bass (Evan's Blue & Rains), and Jason Pierce (The Neverending White Lights & Shiloh) on drums. As hired guns, they had no rivals for the sessions, and given their hard rock roots and proven track record for belting phenomenal performances, the duo formed the solid backbone found on the debut EP.

One pass through the album yields the same result: no one can argue that as musicians, the members of "The Farplane" are definite virtuosos in a time when being accomplished artists seemingly means so little. They are inquisitive and never fully satisfied with their own work. The songwriting is mature and complex despite their youth. They seek to grow and improve every day, regardless of the obstacles or costs involved.

As independent artists and musical souls, both Kat Colbourn and Chris G. have had similar paths, and were clearly destined to meet at some point. Kat formed her first band before she left High School and was destined for a career in music by the tender age of 17. Since that time, she has continued to build a strong following as an in-demand live performer known for her charismatic and demure stage presence as well as her virtuoso vocal ability. Classically trained by renowned Canadian tenor Mitch Seekins, she has been compared to Amy Lee of Evanescence, Christina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil, coupled with the energetic reach of Lizzy Hale of Halestorm. As Kat attests, "Once I decided that music would be my career, I was completely dedicated to becoming a pro. Working with Mitch for the past 6 years has brought my range to a height I would never have thought to attain."

A major moment in Kat's career evolution happened when she met like-minded artist, songwriter, and fellow technician Chris G., who auditioned for a lead guitar spot in a band she was playing with during the summer of 2004. The two instantly hit it off on more than one level and decided that fate had more in store for them. They decided to part ways with their current band mates and start writing together. The next monumental development came by way of Kat's decision to attend Berklee College of Music's extension program. She graduated from the Music Business Program in 2007 and has put the knowledge she acquired from working with industry professionals like George Howard in a modernized forum to good use in the duo's already brief, but remarkable start-up.

By strange co-incidence Chris G. began playing guitar at 17 years of age and has never looked back. Inspired by a passionate love of all things "shred" like Joe Satriani, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, and Eddie Van Halen, he began to develop his natural performance talent and guitar chops right from the get go by teaching himself to play using instructional DVDs and magazines. By his late 20's, Chris G. had already honed his craft, but like his partner, he made a similar career and life altering decision to attend Berklee College of Music's extension program. His chosen domain was the Technical Guitar Performance Program. "I knew there was absolutely no question I wanted to do this. Joe Satriani and Eddie Van Halen changed the way I approached song writing and performing. I had to learn to do it properly and Berklee was the answer to that missing link. I was taught by the best of the best, Larry Baione, Rick Peckham, Michael Williams, Bruce Saunders, Matt Marvuglio and Edward Tomassi to name a few. You just can't quantify those experiences as a musician and student. Totally unreal and I'm forever in their debt for what they passed on to me."

Since then, there has been no looking back for the founding members of "The Farplane".

Kat and Chris reconnected with Jason during his off touring responsibilities with Shiloh. Joe was unavailable for further contract work given his obvious responsibilities with his own band, so the duo looked towards Jason to help connect them with renown bassist and session artist Dave McMillan. Having a long running and friendly relationship for over 15 years, Kat and Chris were able to persuade fellow axeman and s