CCMA Week is upon us. Country music sets to invade Edmonton, AB for the 2nd year in a row! The BCB’s are nominated for Group/Duo Of The Year and will be performing all throughout the week.
Wednesday night at the Royalty Records Kickoff Party/Cook County Saloon.
Friday at the Sony Music Party/Brixx Bar.
Saturday at the CCMA All Star Band Awards/Shaw Conference Centre, Sakamoto Entertainment Party/Cook County Saloon.
Sunday it’s award show time!
Dust off your old boots and cowboy hats. It’s time……….to STAMPEDE!
The BCB’s make their Nashville North debut at the Calgary Stampede.
July 9-13 at 11PM and 12:15AM, following the headliner every night.
Here’s the lineup……….
- July 9 – The Road Hammers
- July 10 – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
- July 11 – Bobby Wills,
- July 12 – Aaron Pritchett,
- July 13 – Tim Hicks.
Gonna be a whole lot of “old and new school cool country”. You best check it out.
Just announced, The Boom Chucka Boys will join the family at Royalty Records with their next release, produced by award winning country artist, Gord Bamford at MCC Recording Studio in Calgary, Alberta.
The album is scheduled to be released the 3rd week of January 2015 within Canada and worldwide through Royalty Records/Sony Music Entertainment Canada.
The focus for this next recording is to capture the essence of the band’s evolving sound, with a guitar driving, modern day Dwight Yoakham/Eric Church type feel, while keeping the unique sound and style that best represents The Boom Chucka Boys.
‘From the first time Gord Bamford and Brian Halbert described The Boom Chucka Boys to me, to the first time I saw them live, to now with the musical direction the band is taking. I knew I wanted to work with the BCB’s. Everyone at Royalty is thrilled to be working with The Boom Chucka Boys to help add to the excitement and development that Cache Entertainment and the band have already created. We are also very excited to be back working with Gord and Brian as we move forward on this fantastic album together.’ – Rob Smith (Royalty Records Inc.)
‘The BCB’s are incredibly excited to announce that they have signed a deal with Royalty Records. We’re ready to make our mark on the country music scene. Now, not only do we have our management and mentors at Cache Ent., we’ve got the power, personnel, and resources of a full service, new school record label. Every year we’ve played bigger and bigger stages. This upcoming 2015 promises to be the BIGGEST YEAR YET.’ – Ryan Langlois (Lead Singer/Front Man)
The Boom Chucka Boys seem to have a knack for walking the fine line between many musical stylings. A WHOLE lot of country, with a splash of rock n’ roll. Sprinkle in some gospel, and little bit of soul.
Heavily inspired by all eras of music they pull from the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, CCR, The Band, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, and Zac Brown Band.
Front man Ryan Langlois’ stage presence, showmanship and voice are one of a kind in today’s country music landscape! Add to the mix Joel Rathjen on lead guitar, Teddy Roy Michaylow on bass, and Ben Shillabeer on the drums, and you have a group of singers, songwriters, and showmen that is incredibly engaging, and entertaining.
The band took shape in July of 2010. They began honing their musicianship, songwriting, and performance at any live venue that would lend them a stage. It didn’t take long for them to establish a reputation as a “band on the rise”!
Then on a chilly night in January of 2011, CCMA award winning country artist Gord Bamford happened to walk in on them in the middle of a 3 set night. Before long a deal was made and The Boom Chucka Boys signed a management deal with Cache Entertainment and the rest is history.
Cache Entertainment Inc. is extremely pleased to announce the signing of The Boom Chucka Boys to the team at Royalty Records. “This opportunity is key in the development of the band and the chance to align with our friends at Royalty Records is something we are very grateful for. We look forward to great things together.” – Gord Bamford & Brian Halbert (Cache Entertainment Inc.)
What a May it has been! We have ben recording our sophomore record at MCC Recording Studios in Calgary, AB. It has been all I hoped it would be.
The space has such a cool “vibe”. There’s a certain musical magic in the air. Considering that I am a guy who still believes in the “magic” of making music, it’s something I appreciate.
This is going to be the BCB’s biggest and best year yet. I truly believe that and it’s all starting with a BANG! That BANG is the new music being made and the inspiration that is coming from it.
The BCB’s are rolling, and it feels good.
Chow for now,
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