BoozeHound set to invade Ottawa’s rock scene
CORNWALL, Ontario – All it takes is one performance to make it big.
BoozeHound (BH) rocked for that top spot at a competition in the nation’s capital.
Cornwall’s grooviest band competed in Ottawa’s Landmark Showcase Competition 2013 finals held at Ritual Night Club on Saturday, Nov. 30.
BH made a favourable impression on judges in early October, during the competition’s first round at Mavericks in Ottawa. Stuck in a crumby time spot (7:45 p.m.), with a small crowd and being the only outside performers didn’t stop them.
“We just went out and did what we do every show and leave it all out on the stage. No regrets,” said Ben Dynamite, BoozeHound’s lead singer and guitarist.
The other members of the band: Jordan ‘ Pizzle’ Poapst, lead guitar, Dan ‘ Danny G’ Gadbois, on drums ( stepping in for Matt ‘ Animal’ Howard) and newcomer Jordan ‘ YJ - Young Jordan’ Allard on bass – share his dedication to the music.
But besides blending old school and new age genres effortlessly, Dynamite and his band live regular lives. Recording their first album, Dog Days, released independently this September, meant finding extra time to rehearse, record and rock shows. Mixed and mastered at Dynamite’s house, the album features nine tracks and an intro, released on their own label, Inspired Records.
“My identity for the last 15 years has been music and same for the rest of the guys in this band,” said Dynamite. “It’s not something you can just turn the page on, it’s who we are and something we need to survive.”
To increase the offstage energy during their performance, this time they brought a bus.
“The shows are largely based on crowd reaction,” said Dynamite.
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