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Levystep - Chris Martin and The Trouble Shooters - on Atlantic Airwaves, Saturday June 23, 2012

On this Saturday's edition of the program we'll have a feature on Halifax based rockers Levystep and their debut release 'These Times' - and a feature on another Halifax group, rock n' rollers Chris Martin and the Trouble Shooters.

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Rarely has a new band delivered an album with more emotional punch than LevyStep's 2012 debut release "These Times". Musically inventive and lyrically compelling, this collection of songs is one of the most anticipated albums of 2012. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia the band has a distinctive sound that has earned them an enthusiastic fan base as well as the respect of many music industry professionals. The group believes in and enjoys relentless touring, which is quite evident when witnessing one of their live performances. The album "These Times", was recorded and produced by former Our Lady Peace guitarist Mike Turner, in Toronto, ON. A national tour is currently in the works. The band is super stoked to hit the road to make some new friends and see some old ones.
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The Trouble Shooters are living proof that rock n' roll is alive and well, and that a blues band can be deliver good times for all. Singer/guitarist Chris Martin jumped on the Halifax scene as a solo blues artist in 2003. Not long after that, he met up with a rhythm section that had their roots in hard rock. Rob Fris, a prolific drummer who has played in countless bands, Stu Hayward, a bassist/renaissance rocker, and razor-sharp guitarist Mike Nahirnak teamed up with Chris to form The Trouble Shooters. The band has a sound that blends Texas blues with 50's rockabilly. Their influences come from legends like Chuck Berry, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Muddy Waters, and The Stray Cats. The band grew as members Colin Boyd (tenor saxophone/piano), Tyler Crane (tenor saxophone), and Adam Nelson (baritone saxophone) joined to take the band to where they are now. The Trouble Shooters have been rockin' Halifax for 5 years- playing The Seahorse Tavern, The Paragon Theatre, Tribeca Bistro, The Rodeo Lounge, as well Dooly's in Greenwood, Nova Scotia. They have also been known to appear at regularly at festivals and in support of charity events.

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