On the last day of a recent band retreat to Dyer’s Bay, sometime between breakfast and rehearsal, Ivy said “I don’t really listen to new music, unless my friends made it.” It sparked a healthy discussion (Bruce Peninsula can be an opinionated bunch) but in the end, no one disagreed with the sentiment.
The truth is that Bruce Peninsula could never have existed if not for the talent that orbits around it. Since the beginning, members have been recruited after showing their stripes in another project. Beyond that, the presence of local musicians and the music they make has been the source of endless inspiration in all of our lives.
In an effort to celebrate both sides of that coin, Bruce Peninsula and Southern Souls have teamed up for a series of videos featuring individual members of the band leading songs written by songwriters that they know personally.
Watch Bruce Peninsula perform ‘As Long As I Live’ live at Christ’s Church Cathedrawl at Super Crawl 2011, Hamilton.
“You can’t hide what you want.” This album is not about hiding anything. As soon as the drums and vocals burst in, you know this record isn’t going down without a fight. Open Flames is a pleading, a collective prayer for redemption, evocative of shedding a former skin and becoming something wholly new. Bruce Peninsula aren’t known… Continue reading
SS: Bruce Peninsula seems to be back with a vengeance. It looks like you guys have been busy as hell, what with the Bruce Trail Fire Song videos on Southern Souls, the Fire Sale songs up on your site, a new album coming out in October, and a tour out to… Continue reading