Today we travel a bit north and stops in Canada were we find a Blues Rock Band "Monster Truck" from Hamilton. The band plays a tonal hybrid of the excitement of 70's rock melded with the best elements of what the 90's had to offer. Which could summarize the diesel-smelling classic rock riffs and powerful vocals.
The band was formed in 2009 by Jon Harvey (Bass & Lead vocals), Jeremy Widerman (Guitar & Vocals), Brandon Bliss (Organ & Vocals) and Steve Kiely (Drums & Vocals) as somewhat of a side-project for their other more serious bands (The Reason, Saint Alvia). Quickly the original plan of getting wasted and playing sloppy rock got twisted into something new entirely. Everyone's influences gelled in a cohesive and exciting new take on all of the classic rock that had come before them. Quickly show offers piled up as well as festival slots and the band realized that they had something that was undeniably fun and exciting on their hands.
Two EP's have been released since the band's inception. The first self-titled EP was recorded by Gus Van Go & Werner F (The Stills, Preistess, Hollerado) and was received with open arms and ears by eager fans in August of 2010. Eager to follow up the recording the band hit the studio and tracked “The Brown EP” with Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Cancer Bats, Three Days Grace). The four songs it contains not only shows a firm grasp of the classic roots that enabled this group but also their ability to add in flavours of grunge and punk era greats they loved so dearly.
Today's music is actually based on a tip from a good colleague "Jojje" which actually share the taste in music with me, which is fun when you can juggle bands between each other.
Todays tune "Seven Seas Blues" is taken from their second ep “The Brown EP”.
The band is also so nice that they gives away the EP, download it here. Support the band with buying a t-shirt or a CD.
More info @
Official Monster Truck Web
Listen to "Monster Truck- Seven Seas Blues" on Spotify here!