MP3 Endsville - Sidewalk Stories
A roots based rock band that will move you from the gentle delivery of pastoral whispers to the urgent call of city soaked screams in the space of 4 minutes.
9 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Folk Rock, FOLK: Folk-Rock
"The Rock Folk Sweat Soaked Phenomenon that is Endsville"
(quote taken from an Endsville Concert T-Shirt...cheezy but true)
ENDSVILLE is a roots based rock band that will move you from the gentle delivery of pastoral whispers to the urgent call of city soaked screams in the space of 4 minutes. While weaving the tales, and taking out the trash of our lives, ENDSVILLE produces a sound that is familiar, yet original, with traces of influences like Elvis Costello, Blue Rodeo, The tragically Hip, Iggy Pop, Ron Sexsmith and REM all wrapped up in a powerful and emotional delivery.
Endsville is a band that multiplies the energy in their music tenfold when they hit the stage - their shows are enthusiastic, entertaining and charged with energy.
The secret to their sound and their philosophy on stage is ensuring the audience is having as much fun listening as they are playing – and walking off stage having given everything to the performance and to the audience. The sum of all these parts culminate in one of the most talked about new bands in North America this year.
Vox/6-String: Keith Jolie
Keith is a seasoned singer and songwriter, and somehow with all his many talents has managed not to develop the “Rockstar” ego. His lyrics are taken from real life experiences and enveloped in guitar tones that scream conviction. To his credit Keith has also released a solid solo album called “City so cold” in 1998, which is available at https://www.tradebit.com or itunes https://www.tradebit.com and 2 other limited releases.
Skins: Minas Hatzigiannatzoglou
If you’re counting, yes it’s 18 letters long. Minas developed his technique from years of learning from the masters of rock. If it’s filed under ‘classic rock’, he can play it. His philosophy is simple - if you are going to play a rhythm, then make sure everyone is going to feel that rhythm. You’ll always see a grin on his face, when the kick drum drops and the stage comes alive.
6-string : Paul Butters
As a teenager, Paul''s parents threatened to take away his guitar if his school marks didn''t improve, since he practiced instead of doing homework. Little did they know the guitar was going to get him a degree (music at U of G), a job (music teacher) and a wife (met her at a music store). Who''s had the last laugh now! For the past ten years Paul has been living the true hard-core rock n'' roll life: Teaching classics like "Little Rabbit Foo Foo" and "Fuzzy Wuzzy Wuz a Bear" to Elementary school kids. Anyone would agree that pace of that sort cannot be maintained without going down in a fiery crash ala Bonham, Hendrix and Morrison, so nice relaxing late nights playing with Endsville is just what this guitarist needs. He cheerfully admits to a wide range of influences, including Van Halen, Joe Pass, Leo Kottke and, of course, Raffi. Mostly he just likes to play; genre be damned! He also lives by the credo "Move when the spirit says move", so don''t be surprised if he bounces around on stage a bit!
Tickling the Ivories : Matt Bartram
Since deserting from the French Foreign Legion after a minor misunderstanding with three of the commander’s five wives, Matthew has worked to blend into society by losing his six-pack abs and pretending to work at several companies whose names will remain confidential to protect the innocent. He has been playing piano for longer than he can remember and thanks his parents for forcing him, teary-eyed, to continue music lessons throughout his adolescence. Musical influences are varied and include The Grateful Dead, David Bowie, ragtime and jazz, Pink Floyd and a one-eyed leper that he met in Calcutta who played La Bamba on the harmonica.
Bass : Morgan Phillips
In 2003 Morgan Jones Phillips and Keith were next door neighbours. Morgan had a new born baby and didn’t get out much, but he always heard music floating up from between the houses and always liked what he heard. In 2006 Keith moved away to have his own baby and that could have been the end of things were it not for recent rumours of Endsville needing some bassiliciousness.
For at least 3 generations there hasn’t been a single person on his father’s side of the family that hasn’t played in a band. He is proud to continue that tradition.
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