It’s April, and new things are brewing! New drummer(no nickname as of yet:), new record(in the works), new hairdo(for Skinny Legs), and a new motor in the band van(aka The Hebrew Scooter). Oh mama, bring on 2014.
We’ve got a lot of firsts as well. First time at Big Valley Jamboree, first time at Dauphin Country Fest, first time performing at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, and the list goes on.
Some things won’t change though. Us doing our best to entertain our fans and soon to be fans. Us giving everything we have at every single show. Us truly loving and appreciating what we do!!
Chow for now.
The BCB’s announce that Dave “Sweet Beats” Grobe has moved on from the band due to personal reasons. It has been an absolute honour to have him with us over the last 4 years. He was a foundational member and a lot of our success can be attributed to his talent and friendship. We wish him well in all of his future endeavours.
The time has come to hit the studio and begin cutting our sophomore album! We’ll be working with CCMA Award winning studio MCC Studios in Calgary, AB, and we couldn’t be more excited.Ok, maybe we could be, or at least Ryan would be if they had all you can eat Maynards Wine Gums.
The songs have been picked, all of which are top notch, and preparations have been made.
It’s time…the new album begins!
Very soon. New music will hit country radio. The BCB’s are prepping and planning their sophomore release. Heading to the studio in March!
Write a lyric, take a sip. Repeat until song is complete or you are too buzzed and shaky to continue. Caffeinated creativity is brewing and new music is coming! BOOM!
2013 was a great year for the BCBs. We rang in 2013 playing to the great folks of Bonneyville, AB, at their 50′s themed New Years Eve bash…complete with diner style fare. The highlight of the night was having about 800 people on the dance floor working their magic to our rendition of “The Twist”.
Early March saw me return to my Scottish roots “Smokey Joel McGregor”(full name) when we had the opportunity to follow the piper troupe onto the curling ice and we sang O Canada…it was a highlight of my year for sure…and with the bagpipes…amazing.
In late March we had the opportunity to play the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon, MB….chalk full of food aromas, horse aromas and the hustle and bustle of thousands of people everyday….we delivered shows daily with a motley cast of characters from Doodles the Clown, Mysterion(hypnotist), a contortionist, and Mallory Lewis daughter of Shari Lewis with the original Lambchop. This was quite a thrill for Sweet Beats as he grew up watching Lambchops.
On return home from Brandon we released our first single to Country Radio “Find My Peace of Mind” to rave reviews. It was one of the top added songs in its first week of release. It climbed up to the #40 spot on the Billboard Charts. || Read more
Go Tell It On The Mountain and Joy To The World. Performed in Collingwood, Ontario, as part of CMT’s “Gord Bamford’s Christmas In Canada…..MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Why not change things up this year!!?? Instead of ringing in the new year on typical Dec 31st, hold off and join us Jan 4th in Red Deer, AB??!! An incredible night of food and dancing. A gala! Fellas, your ladies will thank you:) Follow the link for details…..
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages! Here it is, the video for our current single percolating it’s way on the charts….”CAFFEINE”!
Thank you to Matt and Drew from Shoelace Media for all the help and a special THANK YOU to all who sent us their “mug shot”! We did our best to squeeze everyone in. If you don’t see yourself in the video, we apologize and will make it up to you:) We couldn’t have done it without you guys.
Please share the link, tell your friends, and request “Caffeine” at country radio!
How do you sum up a 7 day trip to Nashville in a brief 3 or 4 paragraph summation so you won’t grow weary of my rambling?? Not sure. But I’ll give it a go.
Our primary objective was to go, immerse ourselves in the creative air that literally blows through Nashville, meet up with some true #1 hit-writing songwriting craftsmen, and well, write hit songs:) Noooo problem….RIGHT!! I will go out on a limb and say we wrote some REALLY good tunes! Are they hits, well that’s for you and radio to decide. I DO KNOW that we spent most of our days with Byron Hill(http://www.byronhillmusic.com), who has written #1 American hits for George Strait, Alabama, and Gary Allan to name a few. The man is incredible. He just knows how to write, and it’s pretty cool when he really seems to enjoy writing with us!
We also wrote with Phil O’Donnel. He just happened to write George Straits last #1 hit, and had a #1 hit for Montgomery Gentry. The man is a fireball and we truly enjoy working with him. We also worked with Buddy Owens and Ray Stephenson for the first time. It excites me that we are developing our songwriting craft with some TRUE songwriters!
The rest of the time was spent dining out with all 4 of us BCB’s, checking out some killer bands, and just gelling as a band. Dave had a chance to meet Vince Gill as well(NBD)!!!As mentioned before we made our Broadway debut at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn and showed them all what a Boom Chucka Boy can do!!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. There is something special about Nashville. Sure. it’s not what it once was, but maybe that’s ok. I was never there in the “glory days”. All I know is that there is still a tangible creativity in the air, and all kinds of musical styles, and all kinds of artists are there feeding “the vibe”. You should go and see for yourself. I know I’ll be back.
Chow for now.