The Chucky Danger Band-Marching Machine
It's not very often that ole Music club gets to look at a band that actually plays this far into the boondocks, normally those musical acts that pick the far west end of Highway Sixteen are on the slope heading away from their best years.
However, this weekend a new and pretty energetic act pulled into town for a show that took place at the Lester Centre for the Arts on Saturday night. The Chucky Danger Band, hails from Prince Edward Island and have been generating a bit of a buzz across the country since their breakout at the East Coast Music Awards.
Featuring a youthful lineup of Maritimers they kick out some pretty high tempo rock, have a video that makes the occassional foray into rotation at Much Music and are becoming the hit of the You Tube generation. If you check out the You Tube site and enter the band's name you'll find some pretty devoted kids singing their praises. Not to mention their MySpace site which is attracting a fair amount of attention as well.
Tonight on the Music Club we find a video from the band's website, we feature Marching Machine.
The band is an interesting mix of talents and seem to have a pretty decent handle on how to get the music across to their audience. They provided a free sample to the young folks of Rupert on Friday with a number of sessions at the Lester Arts Centre, this is impressive in a number of ways, 1) the fact that a rock band can arise before 9 am and put on a show is something that is pretty cool and perhaps a sign of the changing times in music. 2) Tapping that audience that now has their keyboards directed at Much Music and iTunes gives the band a good shot at video play on Much and track sales at the iTunes Music store. 3) Their use of MySpace, YouTube and such shows perhaps the future of the music business a worrisome thing for the companies that have run the show for so long. It also shows that band is quite aware of what it's going to take to climb the music industry food chain.
Add on to that the fact that the band and their songs are providing some pretty good entertainment and you get the feeling that the Chucky Danger Band will be moving along pretty quickly, a quick comparison might be to the Killers who seem to have come out of nowhere to major success in the States. These young guys from PEI could find similar success in Canada with the current path that they are on.
A path which judging by Rupert's track record for rock concerts means we probably won't see them around here again until they've released their fourth or fifth hit album and begin the senior citizens of rock tour of venues. Which is our loss, the little preview I took in on Friday and the material on their website shows that they've got a pretty good sound and with a bit of luck and some creative marketing we'll be hearing more of them in the not too distant future.
For some background on the Rupert show, here's the item from the Prince Rupert Daily News.
Artist—Chucky Danger Band