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MP3 Waiting for Grace - The Verga Effect

An original heavy/melodic hard rock band based out of Toronto, Canada.

10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Hard Rock, ROCK: Modern Rock

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Waiting For Grace is an original heavy/melodic hard rock band based out of Toronto Canada that was initially started up by drummer Colin Paradine in the later part of 2004. Within a few months of the bands inception & several line-up changes, guitarist Raphael Bissessar was added into the mix through an ad in a musicians classified website. It wasn''t until a few weeks after Raph had joined the band when Colin & Raph realized that they were both the only two in the existing band with the same musical vision. With this realization, an ugly break-up ensued with ½ of the founding members. It was at this point that Colin and Raph set out to find the final pieces of the puzzle. In searching for a bassist Colin went back through former bands he had played in and eventually found Derek Ritschel. Three months and 400 phone calls later Colin was able coerce Derek into joining the band. Then began the daunting task of finding a lead singer (and we do mean dauntingseriously folks, some guy wanted to name a song Meat Eater). From Canadian Idol hopefuls to karaoke queens, Waiting for Grace spent the better part of a year searching through countless singers. Finally, when desperation was starting to set in, they came upon Dan Medeiros in the spring of 2005 who has brought along the voice and style the band had been looking for. Combining influences such as: Tool, Finger Eleven, PJ Harvey, and even Bon Jovi, Waiting For Grace has found a balance between 4 unique individuals to create one sound. Using catchy hooks and heavy guitar riffs, their sound is riddled with dark angst and pounding choruses. Each song brings its own feel and story giving the listener not just another song, but something memorable. Now that the pieces of the puzzle are in place, Waiting For Grace has set the wheels in motion. The band recorded their first 6 song EP entitled Demoed at a barn in the middle of nowhere which resembles something out of the movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. After 3 Months of therapy, the Band hit the road for a Northern Ontario tour which led them to record the full 11-track album entitled The Verga Effect. (Virga is any form of precipitation that evaporates into the dryer air before it reaches the ground) So it''s basically something that dies out before it gets to it''s destination. The album name was inspired by the untimely demise of Michel Trudeau (An all too common story of someone whose life was over before his or her time). (Please note that the spelling of Virga has been changed to Verga due to the unfortunate similarities to Viagra. We need sponsors but not that kind.)
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