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NIGEL YOUNG

Raised in Kamloops BC Nigel Young’s background is as storied as his music. Attendance at Thompson River’s University was followed by character building forays into the blue collar world of truck driving, the high stakes world of bong sales and even an ill advised stint in the army.

In 2018 Nigel moved to Vancouver to join the psych rock outfit The Intelligence Service led by Alex P.

Concurrent with this Nigel played a string of sessions until he formed the psychedelic garage rock group RAG with Mila Krajina in 2019.

Since then he has played in a number of bands such as Apathy Spells, Fez Monkeys, and Spank Williams. 

Nigel started recording his debut solo album in 2019 and released it in April 2020.

Immediately following that Nigel started collaborating with Eric J Brietenbach, of The Spot Sessions and completed the album “…” with Eric which came out summer 2020. This has been followed with Nigel’s second solo album entitled Frog Hound which started recording in late August 2020 and is slated for release spring 2021. 

GADFLY

A rejoinder to the sonic template unearthed by Black Sabbath, polished by Electric Wizard and Sleep, ascended to a vital new dimension: Gadfly. This triumvirate rules absolutely over a motley amalgam of discordant states, fusing all that lay before them into a potent proclamation of punk ferocity, Persian melody, and indomitable metal.
At root are the stygian chromatics of Homa Khoshnavaz’s molten guitar tone.
Tribute and reverence to the song craft of Ali Tajvidi and Dariush Rafiee, which permeated her youth spent in Tehran, are paid through her melodies. Transgressive lyrical theatrics also call to mind the dramatic artistry of Bijan Mofid. Batter these leanings through a lens of Matt Pike and Tony Iommi, and one can perhaps begin to grasp the voyaging technique on display. Peter Quelch’s steely bass lines alternate between the soaring and foundational, oft matching wit for wit, riff for riff, countering and parrying locked in a heat death duel with the parched granules of Khoshnavaz’s leads. Helming ritualistic accents and setting primeval pulses for guitar and bass to flit and dance like vesper bats, drawn to the black hole flame at the centre of the Gadfly universe, is Zahra Miremadi on drums.
Conjured before our ears is a fearful reality not of our making, but of which we are lucky to briefly inhabit in its eternity.

SPANK WILLIAMS

Sometimes he’s a country crooner and sometimes he’s a jazz freak. His music, as well as the man himself, are hard to put a label on. Always be prepared to boogie but also be prepared to cry your booze addled heart out. The multi instrumentalist has criss crossed his home province of BC polishing off bottles, and finding inspiration wherever he goes, but always making sure to stop by the local watering hole for a quick set.