The Grey Owls
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The Grey Owls


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Our debute EP "Parliament" now available.



It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s The Grey Owls, baby! And they’re coming to ruffle your feathers…in a good way. In the early months of 2009, two refugees from the Toronto-based blues/rock band Frayed and swamp/rock band The Peach Band (Jordan Faye and Travis Thoms) collided with ex-Fortunates singer/guitarist Brian Scarth and Montreal expatriate Tyler Belluz, the former double/electric bassist for Kara Keith, to form a vehicle for Jordan’s songwriting in a four-piece rock band setting. It wasn’t long before Brian began contributing his own songs, and the true band aesthetic was put into play. Influenced by the sounds of 1960s/1970s rock n’ roll, folk, alt country and the best bits of today’s indie rock scene, these four musicians have created their own raw, original music that is both diverse in its scope and universally appealing. Tight harmonies and the jangle of the electric 12-string meet fluid Telecaster lines and creative bass runs, backed with primal percussive power. Listen to their recordings. Go see them play. Their head-bobbin’/foot-stompin’/hand-clappin’/toe-tappin’ rock n’ roll will assure you that the Grey Owls are no fly by night group.

Jordan Faye - heads the band. His electric 12-string, along with his stage presence and raw high-tempo energy is second to none! The jangles of his guitar give you shivers, and his solos are a true art! His songwriting abilities can easily compete with some of the best. He has a plan, and it’s taking shape!

Travis Thoms - has a mind that identifies with 1960s & 1970s; back when the drums were simple and complimented the songs, rather than overpowering and taking over the songs. So his vision for drums is modeled after the philosophies of simpler times when music was real! He goes by the “less is more” theory, and holds it true.

Brian Scarth - a distinctive voice along with providing energetic guitar riffs and melodies, both on electric and acoustic, help the band progress in numerous ways. Adding vocal harmonies to songs is an option the band longed for. Also as a song writing contributor, he is a key element that Jordan and Travis sought after.

Their sound is unique; certainly to this day and age...yet a throwback to the late 60's and early 70's scene. But don't be mistaken, they're not a carbon copy of bands of years gone by...they are fresh and full of raw energy with influences taken from a time when music was real! Solely original material...with perhaps a few choice covers here and there to pay homage to great music era's that have past us by. Think The Byrds meets Creedence Clearwater Revival meets The Rolling Stones meets Sam Roberts to get an idea of their sound.

Influences include: The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Oasis, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Guess Who, Neil Young, The Byrds, The Troggs, The Allman Brothers, Three Dog Night, The Move, Bob Dylan, The Band, Johnny Cash, The Kinks, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, The Hollies, The Grateful Dead, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Tommy James & The Shondells, James Taylor, Townes Van Zandt, Gordon Lightfoot, Gene Clark, Badfinger, Tom Petty, Harry Nilsson, Roy Orbison, Blue Rodeo, Eric Clapton, Hank Williams Jr, Peter Frampton, The Small Faces, The Stooges, The Faces, The Doors, Drive-By Truckers, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Jimi Hendrix, Simon & Garfunkel, The Black Crowes, The Yardbirds, CSN&Y, The Doobie Brothers, Canned Heat, Norman Greenbaum, The Jayhawks, Moby Grape.