LOCAL TORONTO: Harlan Pepper
Once again my apologies for not updating in a while! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks since I started my new internship. I wanted to make sure I had enough time to make this important post – Local Toronto.
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to work with some talented classmates of mine in my advance audio production course, our assignment was to record two singles with a local Toronto band. We were very lucky to be able to work with Harlan Pepper. I was speechless when I first checked out their single “Reefer”. Let’s just say these guys are young and very talented. Our recording session was two days straight and these guys knew exactly what they wanted and they sounded…flawless. At that point I’ve learned to ignore the idea of age and music. In the short amount of time I’ve spent with these guys in the recording studio, I was still so amazed at how they sounded, the originality and the true happiness they got out of doing something they love. I find it so important for artists to continue feeling passionate about something they love doing. As for Harlan Pepper they are exactly that, four friends who work hard at what they do while also having a great time. During the recording session, we also had a chance to film the two nights in the studio, the video shows exactly who these guys are in person. Keep an eye out on these guys, they’re just gonna get bigger. You can check out Harlan Pepper on July 9th at EdgeFest in Downsview Park.
Jimmy Hayes (guitar, pedal steel, harmonica), Dan Edmonds (banjo, keys, vocals), Thompson Wilson (bass, vocals), and Marlon Nicolle (drums, vocals) were barely out of high school when they formed in 2008 in the town of Hamilton, Ontario.
Already an accomplished live band Harlan Pepper has shared the stage with the likes of the Sadies, Born Ruffians, Two Hours Traffic, Lee Harvey Osmond, Huron, the Arkells, and Feist. With the AM radio crackling out a distant signal and a stack of instruments older than all of them in the back of the van, the band will be touring all through 2011 in support of their debut album, Young And Old.
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