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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Established on Jan, 2018
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"Love to be Loud"

Love to be loud: New Saskatoon-based band W3APONS making music on their own terms

The Saskatoon-based rock-and-roll trio W3APONS has come from a variety of musical backgrounds, but they're loving what the band represents.

Updated: July 12, 2018

“Loud feels good,” drummer Tallus Scott said calmly, sipping his coffee.

Sitting in a cafe on Second Avenue in Saskatoon, the three members of the locally-based band W3APONS could all agree on at least one thing: Playing loud helped bring them together.

“When you find the right group of people that share the same goals… this is what we want to do,” he said.

Singer Scott, guitar player Jordan Welbourne and bass player Myk Ulan-Hohol cut their teeth as musicians playing gigs around Saskatoon. And they’ve been told they were too loud once or twice during their young music careers.

“I was always the guitar player who was told to turn down,” Welbourne said. “It was so immediately nice to have a drummer who was… there.”

“I’ve learned about dynamics since,” Scott quipped.

For the budding band, being loud isn’t just about cranking up the volume. It’s almost a lifestyle choice — the decision to be big, and make the kind of music they would want to hear.

Their training has been nearly diverse as a rock-and-roll trio could manage. Scott said he was a self-taught drummer who picked up his skills playing concerts with different groups around the city. Ulan-Hohol was more traditionally trained and got his start playing punk music at Buds on Broadway during their weekend jam sessions.

And Welbourne is a self-taught guitarist, but a classically-trained vocalist. It’s a bit of a leap from Rossini and Mozart arias to Rage Against the Machine-inspired rock-and-roll, but Welbourne said the classical training has helped him immensely as the lead singer in W3APONS.

“Falling back on technique has definitely kept me able to sing night after night,” he said. “Even compositionally, in my mindset, the theory we studied in school leaves its mark on things.”

Ever since they came together to form W3APONS, Ulan-Hohol said he’s felt “less chained” as a musician. He credits it to the “be loud” attitude they’re trying to foster.

“I can be me,” Ulan-Hohol joked. “It was quite a pleasant release. I can just be the dork that I am.”

The story for the name W3APONS comes from an Australian girl Welbourne knew. She would always refer to people who are especially good at what they do as “weapons” — Welbourne said it was fairly common Australian slang. - Saskatoon Star Phoenix


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W3APONS is a Canadian Rock trio from Saskatoon, SK. The band’s debut single “Off the Top of My Heart” was co-written with Clayton Bellamy (The Road Hammers), Colin MacDonald (The Trews), and John-Angus MacDonald (The Trews). The band continued their relationship with John-Angus by enlisting him to produce the track. The result was a song reminiscent of AC/DC and Bryan Adams - yet entirely modern and unabating with it’s hooks. “Off the Top of My Heart” has received national radio play since its release on May 11, 2018, and has received over 200,000 streams on Spotify, grabbing attention of audiences from Canada, United States, Australia, England, and Central Europe. 

     The band began it’s life on the road. Seasoned performing and recording drummer, Tallus Scott (Jordan Cook aka Reignwolf, Mitch Larock and the 4:54 Band, Young James, Violent Kin), and emerging rock guitarist and vocalist Jordan Welbourne (2017 FACTOR Artist Development Recipient), joined forces with the intention of showing the world what they believed rock and roll was about. A long time friend, and hidden treasure of a musician, bassist Myk Ulan, proved to be the final ingredient in the perfect storm that is W3APONS - Energetic, Hard-hitting, and unmistakably Rock & Roll. 

     W3APONS will be hitting the studio with producer John-Angus MacDonald once more in April 2019, followed by an eastern Canadian tour in May 2019, and summer festival dates to be announced.

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