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.
ALRIGHT!! Now that’s how you kick off a trip to Nashville. Songwriting with Byron Hill, delicious grub, Caffeine, Hillbilly Casino, and taking the stage on Broadway! YOWZA.
Here’s a brief video blog to keep you up to date. Enjoy.
This is the second time our name has been in the marquee lights, and you know what? It feels pretty good!
One of the keys to “making it” is exposure. If no one sees you, well, no one sees you!
We’ll see you Edmonton, on Wednesday, Nov 6. Then….we jet to Nashville! OH YEAH!!
Chow for now.
I Really Need Some “Caffeine” To Help Me “Find My Peace Of Mind”.
“Caffeine” continues to climb it’s way up the country radio charts and we continue our journey to 1000 shows while racking up the kms on the band van (aka the “Hebrew Scooter).
I once heard Corb Lund say, “the only way to look like you’ve played 1000 shows is to f@#$%^& play 1000 shows.” So true, so true. I noticed during our last show that I now very rarely, look down at the mic while I’m singing. I used to do it all the time. I was worried about where my face was positioned, I was worried about smashing my teeth on it. But now, it’s becoming more natural. Like there’s a magnet that attracts my lips to just the right spot. Therefore allowing me to keep my steely gaze turned on the audience:)
It’s the little things like this that I appreciate about The BCB’s journey to the biggest stages in Canada….AND BEYOND!!! Hey, we have set our sights both on Canada, and BEYOND!! Gotta dream big people.
Keep an eye on our “Shows” page, Twitter, and Facebook to see what’s happening next. And until we meet again, go, buy our CD, and learn all the songs! That way, when we come your way, you can sing along…..all night long!!
Chow for now,
Skinny Legs (aka Ryan Langlois)
To quasi quote Lady Gaga…”We give you the applause, applause, applause. We give you the applause, plause, give you the applause, plause.”
Why you ask? BECAUSE you guys came through with a plethora, that’s right a PLETHORA of “mug shots” for our upcoming “Caffeine” video! Now we set to work with our good friends at Shoelace Media, and soon we’ll have a video posted and ready for your viewing pleasure.
In the meantime call/email/facebook/tweet your local country radio stations and tell them you desperately need your shot of “Caffeine”. You may want to mention that it’s the new single by us or you may end up with a DJ on a bad day screaming back…”Yeah! Well so do I!!”
We wouldn’t be doing this without you guys. So again, in the immortal words of Gaga….” We give you the applause, applause, applause. We give you the applause, plause, give you the applause, plause.” Chow for now.
Our debut single “Find My Peace Of Mind” was a surprise TOP 40 hit on Canadian country radio, and the time has come to follow it up with a brand new single.
It’s an anthem of sorts…..“For all of the early morning risers, midday socializers, and late night wide-eyesers. We give you ‘CAFFEINE’!”
We all know that wether you’re a coffee, tea, mocha, or latte drinker, you’ve most likely got a favorite mug. The one you go to every morning, the one you’ll dig to the back of the cupboard to find, the one you won’t even let your best friend use!
Well we want to celebrate our love of ‘CAFFEINE’ by putting together a video of all of us(that includes you) posing for a “mug shot”. No, not the one you got on a crazy Canada Day long weekend at a small town Saskatchewan RCMP depot(hey we don’t judge:). We’re talking about a pic of you and your favorite mug. You know, you’re “mug shot”. So start sending them in now!
You can email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, send them via Facebook, www.facebook.com/theboomchuckaboys, hashtag #BCBmugshot on Twitter, www.twitter.com/boomchuckaboys, or hashtag #BCBmugshot on Instagram.
By mid October we’ll have a video posted on our website, Youtube, and Facebook pages. The whole world will see you and your mug, your “mug shot”! Let’s see what you got!
Here’s how it goes. You make a statement to friends and family, “I have a dream! I was meant for something different.” They smile and pat you on the head. Then you go public with it(if you’re fortunate like I was you have a wife and a few close friends that believe in you). Then you begin to shape your life in a way that allows the pursuit of that dream to happen. Then you start taking every opportunity to walk that dream out in baby steps, if you’re a baker, you bake cookies for friends, if you’re a singer, you sing for friends, if you want to be a hairdresser, you practice on a mannequin:)! YOU BEGIN THE PROCESS.
The 4 days that we as a band spent in Edmonton at the Canadian Country Music Awards, A.K.A the CCMA’s, was the most rewarding I’ve had as an artist/pursuer of dreams. Not only were we fortunate enough to perform at some incredible venues and shows, we saw that we as a band and brand, have made PROGRESS! There were rumblings that the Boom Chucka Boys were tearing the roof off the places they performed, and that they were good dudes doing something different. Add to that the fact that our producers and mentors, Byron Hill and Gord Bamford won the CCMA for “Producers Of The Year” on our album, Smokey Joel was nominated for “Album Design Of The Year”, we played the performance of our short(but still progressing:) career, and I got to meet one of my musical hero’s Corb Lund(he actually came to say hi to me after he saw our show and as he said, “really dig what you guys are doing.”), it was an incredibly invigorating and inspiring 4 days!
I got home on the Monday, slept for 13 hrs, then started pondering just how cool it is to be in a band! By the grace of the good Lord I’m also now starting to see that reflecting on, and being thankful for progress and process is priceless(quite a wordsmith aren’t I:)
So onward and upward we go! You best stay tuned, because we got a whole lot going on! In the meantime, start chasing dreams.
Chow for now.
Byron Hill and Gord Bamford take home the CCMA Award for “Producers Of The Year” on The Boom Chucka Boys debut, self-titled album!
The Boom Chucka Boys earn the buzz of the weekend with performances to remember!
Skinny Legs’ hair stays in place for four day straight!:)
More news to follow, stay tuned.