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“Gloryhound’s sound is packed with testosterone, loud guitars, and hard-rock crunch, AC/DC-Zeppelin-inflected tunes that unleashes some serious speaker-shredding mojo. Black-leather-cool and plenty of swagger, these guys show you how it’s done.” Exclaim!
In their formative years Gloryhound listened to Alice Cooper, The Ramones, Thin Lizzy and Iggy Pop. All of these influences can be heard in their self-styled form of rock, but their sound is truly their own. Simply put: “All stacks, no macs.”
“A group that's become one of the leaders on the East Coast, Gloryhound is making a name by returning to core values of guitar rock. They play loud, hard, and smart, with a sound that skirts '70's classic, but feels crisp and new” says CBC journalist and author of Top 100 Canadian Albums, Bob Mersereau, “the group showed why they have become known as a premiere live act, one that should easily break out in the rest of the country.”
And break out they have.
With their ECMA nominated debut Leave It Alone under their belts, Gloryhound took up temporary residency in Toronto to both impress the masses and record their second record. With producer Laurence Currie at the helm, Gloryhound recorded Electric Dusk, a seven-song EP that delivered rave reviews from regional and national media, and garnered multiple award nominations from both Music Nova Scotia and the East Coast Music Association.
On the strength of that recording, and a no holds barred sonic blast of a live performance, the band was signed to the prestigious Agency Group, scored prime showcase stages at Canadian Music Week, NorthByNorthEast and Junofest, and secured a label deal with eOne Music Canada.
Gloryhound’s first single, EP title track “Electric Dusk”, quickly gained Top 20 status on the national Media Base Active Rock charts (reaching #14), achieved Top 30 status on the Billboard/BDS Canadian Rock charts (reaching #24), culminating in a nomination for a coveted Canadian Radio Music Award.
Gloryhound cut their touring teeth playing stadiums throughout Atlantic Canada with rock icons Deep Purple, rocked Toronto’s Sound Academy as openers for Thin Lizzy, crossed the country as direct support for The Cult and along with their own coast to coast headline shows, the Halifax, Nova Scotia based foursome have shared the stage with CJ Ramone (of The Ramones), Thornley, Sam Roberts, Drive By Truckers, Big Wreck, Three Days Grace, I Mother Earth, Nickelback, The Sheepdogs, The Trews, Tokyo Police Club, April Wine, and the one and only Willie Nile with whom they’ve also had the pleasure of co-writing.
Gloryhound have also made their mark in film and television. Their song “Cruel Little Tease” landed in the opening segment of Michael Melski’s award-winning feature film Charlie Zone, their hit single “Electric Dusk” was licensed to feature film Love Me and a placement in NHL Plays of the Week, while their second single, “TKO Tokyo” scored placement in CFL Plays of the Week and in the critically acclaimed TV show, Less Than Kind. A third song from the EP, “Keep A Light On You” was featured in a recent episode of hit TV series, Rookie Blue.
In spring of this year, Gloryhound helped baptize Joel Plaskett’s New Scotland Yard recording studios, where with Plaskett in the producer’s seat, they laid down their latest Rock and Alternative chart-maker, “Let You Down Again”, as well as their brand new (Oct. 23/13) single release, “I Need Ya”.
Comprised of Evan Meisner (lead vocal/rhythm guitar), David Casey (lead guitar/bg vocal), Shaun Hanlon (drums) and Jeremy MacPherson (bass), Gloryhound have amassed an ever-growing, faithful pack of rabid fans across Canada and are preparing to crank it up another notch. In Fall of 2013, Gloryhound Headed to the studio to work on their new full length album produced by Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Biffy Clyro) and will be mixed by Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Kiss, Alice Cooper). Release date for their new album in spring 2014.