The Last Supper

The Last Supper

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Biography

For those with an appetite for substance and deft musical style, The Last Supper delivers hard-driving tracks on Zero Degrees - Order into Chaos, the group’s newest release for VAMP Records. Bassist Scot Herndon and drummer Jason Woodley provide a solid foundation for Shwetz’s searing vocals and Peter Walker’s weaving guitar. While guided by a range of musical influences from hip-hop, to blues and rock, the recording is flavored with the Egyptian spice of percussionist Diaa Tass. Renowned in the Middle East, Tass adds an exotic fragrance to many tracks.

Founded by Shwetz and Walker in 1994 while attending the University of Western Ontario. Classmate David Baines joined them shortly afterwards as manager and would later play percussions along with Diaa Tass in the band. The Last Supper was a name chosen to symbolize a gathering of friends which has led them on this cross world adventure.

The group has played more than 700 live shows across four continents, and played with acts including Iron Maiden, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, Thin Lizzy, Our Lady Peace, Slash’s Snakepit, The Tea Party, Ministry, and Queensryche. They have appeared at numerous famous rock clubs and European festivals including the Milkweg in Amsterdam, House of Blues (New Orleans), the Whiskey-A-Go-Go and Roxy (L.A), Download Festival (UK), and BosPop (NL). Various other international shows include a stadium benefit concert in Turkey in 2000, and dates in Sharm El Sheikh and Cairo, Egypt. They have recently returned from a European and African tour, and are scheduled to tour the Middle East, Africa and Europe this November and December. They also have been hard at work for the past year working on a new album which will be out in the spring of 2010, followed up by dates at various European festivals in the summer. The Last Supper was picked as one of the best 20 new bands on the planet for 2006 by Classic Rock Magazine from the U.K., and has been included on a compilation CD which was distributed by the magazine. The band has also become part of a reality television show called Band Without Borders. The new series features life on the road with The Last Supper as they attempt to set the world record for the most countries toured by a musical group. The band will be touring 100 countries over the next three years. Filming has already started on the project, with 16 countries completed so far and another 7 countries to be visited soon. Plans are in place to distribute the t.v series internationally in 2010. They are excited to have joined forces with Sellaband to help finish the B.W.B project. With thousands of offstage albums sold, media coverage in many countries, and the new reality show, The Last Supper feels it is finally ready to go mainstream in 2010 and make the band an international household name.

Discography

Zero degrees - Order into Chaos