The Imports

The Imports

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandAlternativeRock

The Imports are six individuals who want to share their songs with as many people that are willing to listen. No matter who the audience is, from the young to the mature, the music will pull you in. The honest lyrics with gravitating melodies and arrangements are inspiring. Just have a listen.

Biography

Change – It is a constant that can be resisted or embraced, but never ignored. Those who are static rarely succeed. The successful embrace change and find a way to work it in their favour. Toronto progressive soul-rock outfit The Imports have done exactly that.

In 2009, the departure of long-time bassist and founding member Liam Harasym created an urgent need for a re-evaluation of the goals the band had been striving to achieve. What began as six friends coming together to create music for their enjoyment had evolved into growing recognition by their peers, a debut release produced by acclaimed producer Greg Dawson (Moneen, The Arkells, The Junction), a record contract with Ontario based label, Laris Records, scores of fans, and a national headlining tour. The Imports – Earl Abalajon III, Heston Jones, Roydin Monteath, Nathan Dumancas and Arthur Latoszek, were forced to make an important decision: dim the light on their dream and fade into obscurity like so many bands before them, or, continue on? After much internal debate that nearly split the band, a decision was made to continue. Change struck again in the addition of long-time fan and skilled bassist, Manny Da Costa, whose fresh ears and an appreciation of The Imports sound - equal parts psychedelic prog-rock, soul-fused indie-rock, and dirty funk - injected new life and a fresh perspective into the group. With their roster set in stone, The Imports were able to begin writing their first full-length album.

Recorded at Halla music (Broken Social Scene, The Constantines) by producer Jordan Kern (Escalate), and mastered by Juno award winning engineer, Andy Krehm (Ron Sexsmith, Boys Night Out, Saukrates), The Imports debut full-length album titled, “Everyday Rhythm” is a sonic representation of the struggles a band endures while pursuing the dream that is rock ‘n’ roll. Set to be released in the spring of 2010, “Everyday Rhythm” features ten new songs that perfectly reflect the eclectic, progressive, soul-fused rock sound that has come to define the band.

With a renewed sense of purpose and their first full-length album ready for release, the future looks bright for The Imports. The band has embraced significant change, grown both in membership and collective maturity, and will undoubtedly be more successful for it. (Bio written by Ryan Tobin)

Discography

The Imports - Everyday Rhythm (Debut Full-Length)
Spring 2010

Rhythm & Madness EP - The Imports
Laris Records
May 1st, 2007

The Imports 3-Song Demo. Released in May 2005 independently.

All songs available online at iTunes & Cd baby.

CONTACT INFO:

Band - theimported@gmail.com

Management - Sarah Mabberley sarah@lessthanthreeentertainment.com

Booking - Jesse O'Hara johara@thepushagency.com

Set List

Our set-list on average is about 30mins to 45mins. Please inquire for a more detailed set list. Set lists are usually made to suit each event.