The Speed
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The Speed

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The Speed @ TBA

Seattle, Washington, USA

Seattle, Washington, USA

The Speed @ FIA Formula One World Championship

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Speed @ Wunderbar - W Hotel

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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"AWESOME" ..... "Awesome" ..... "Really cool music!" ..... "Let's hear it again"

- more reviews and feedback to follow shortly.... - Team SPEED Test Crew Member Feedback

"Johnny, we love the new disc (1000 Seconds)... it's fantastic... the first cut ("Thanks for your Love") is tremendous... good job you guys!

It reminds us of the Stooges and The Clash. Super cool... Can't wait to see you guys and hang-out afterwards...

- w.h.*, famous actor
- 1 800 the Speed Kicks Ass Test Crew Member Hotline Voicemail

"Well done, very energetic and exciting... full of intensity that reminds me of the first Jam album..."

- c.m.*, young, wealthy entrepreneur

- 1 800 the Speed Kicks Ass Test Crew Member Opinion

"...very enjoyable (1000 Seconds) ....right from the beginning with that crazy Johnny Rotten vocal, until the very crazy 'Drunko' end..."

"... the highlight for me is 'Technocratic' which makes me want to jump up and down on my bed!!..."

" Can't wait to see what promises to be a great live show!"

- n.q.*, young pretty goth girl

- 1 800 the SPEED Kicks ASS Test Team Member Opinion

" thx 4 the SPEED hkup. thy rck hrd & r vry cooool :-) any shows lined up?

- x.x.*, pretty goth girl's friend

* all names have been changed to protect the anonymity of 1 -800 the SPEED Kicks Ass Test Crew Member and their friends and families. - 1 800 the SPEED Kicks ASS Test Team Member's intercepted text message


1000 Seconds :: 5 Song EP - released Aug. 2005

- Thanks for your Love - (Video on Sprint in the US & O2 in the UK 3G Networks and in festival competition at the DigiFest2006 in Milan, Italy)
- In the Rain
- American Venus
- Technocratic
- Drunko!

1200 Seconds :: 5 Song EP - released Feb. 14, 2006

- Even 4 U
- No Burning Sun
- Au Revoir
- Creepy Crawly Karma
- Elijah - (Featured on 2006 NXNE TuneTank Compilation)

*We've had a great party time in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and New York, and a few points in between so far with these recordings.

Stay tuned for more news....



Re::re::Born in 2005, The SPEED fuse high-octane energy with elements of punk, new-wave and grunge in forging their own 'kick-ass' style of classic alternative rock sounds for today's contemporary music listeners.

Led by Les Speed's driving bass, the band features dot com refugee John A.V. and his inimitable songwriting style on lead vocals, guitar and harmonica, with journeyman Physics Notes on keyboards and the solid E. Che Hawkins on drums.

The SPEED are about great riffs hooked to driving beats that make listeners want to shake their thing and feel good about music again, and not worry about star-cribs with gold-plated toilet seats, pimpin' rides or being Punk'd on TV.

"Live Fast + Die Jung " - The SPEED champion the freedom of space and mind to re-collect "the spirit of 1956", as Jonathan Richman sings in his classic 'Roadrunner' when he was "driving a thousand miles an hour, with the radio on..."

Listen for The SPEED and their EP recordings, '1000 Seconds' and the newly released '1200 Seconds' near you soon...

Watch also for John A.V. on television in episodes of the Showtime series 'Masters of Horror', FOX TV's 'Killer Instinct', TNT's 'Saved' and in the films 'X-Men 3 The Last Stand' and in the upcoming FOX/Marvel Studio's motion picture 'Fantastic Four II'; and for drummer E. Che Hawkins on tour in the U.S., Canada and Europe with his band of seminal instra-metal pioneers, REMOVAL, as well as, with legendary puck-rock legends, The HANSON BROTHERS.