Christina Martin - The Rockabillys - on Atlantic Airwaves, Saturday July 7, 2012
On this Saturday's edition of the program we'll have a feature on Christina Martin and her recent release 'Sleeping With A Stranger' - and, a feature on The Rockabillys and their debut full length recording 'Better Places'.
Christina Martin is an East Coast Singer-Songwriter, musician and performer. Her music achieves an effortless union between alt-country and rock with pop-sensibility. This award-winning artist has been attracting Roots/Rock listeners across North America and Europe for nearly a decade. An eminent singer songwriter and storyteller, she has released five albums on her independent Canadian label Come Undone Records. Having opened for Wilco while living in Austin TX, she returned to the Canadian East Coast to dig her heels into the Music Business and formed an independent music label to manage her relentless touring and recording schedule. Now in 2012 she is releasing her fifth album Sleeping With A Stranger and will tour Canada, Europe and the US to support this endearing album. "For all of us trying to find the life we're meant to live, here's a soundtrack." Bob Mersereau CBC Maritimes
'The Rockabillys' are Alex Surette (drums), Cameron Nickerson (guitar,lead vocals), Matt Wilkinson (lead guitar,vocals) and Spencer Muise (stand-up bass,vocals). They are all in Grade 12 at Yarmouth High School, except for Alex who is in grade 11. They all live in or around Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. They came together as a band in May of 2011 so they could enter a battle of the bands at their high school and try out some of their original material in front of a live audience. Things went well so they recorded a five song EP 'Hicks from the Sticks'. The song 'Hicks from the Sticks' is actually who they really are. Four guys that love the outdoors, driving their four wheel drive trucks, having a good time and writing and playing their own music. They like all types of music but country-rock is what they really like to write and perform.
In November of last year 'The Rockabillys' were chosen as the winners in CBC Nova Scotia Mainstreet's School Of Rock contest which was open to public voting. They were given the opportunity to record two songs in CBC Halifax's Studio H, and then went to Liverpool to record another eight tracks with Tim Feswick at Feswick Productions. The result is their excellent debut full length recording 'Better Places'.
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