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The Gay Nineties are a 4 piece rock and roll band from Vancouver BC. In just under 2 years the band has created a big buzz in the Canadian music scene. Their unique sound and image mixes a wide range of influences from the 60s to the 90s.
Lead singer/guitarist Parker Bossley (formerly of Hot Hot Heat) draws inspiration from the jangly tones of the 60?s and the heaviness of the 70?s. Their is a sensual quality to his voice and lyrics that draws in the listener. Daniel Knowlton on bass and backing vocals supplies tasteful harmonies and big bottom bass that flushes out the sound. Malcolm Holt (formerly Fake Shark Real Zombie) on the drums bangs away with an intensity that falls somewhere between Keith Moon and Dave Grohl. The most recent addition to the group comes in the form of Bruce Ledingham on keys. Bruce has a taste for vintage tones and carefully selects the right sounds from either his Hammond B3, rhodes, mellotron or his collection of analog synths. The resulting sound of the Gay Nineties plays like an even mix of The Zombies, early Black Sabbath, and a dose of Nirvana.
With just over a year under their belt The Gay Nineties have accomplished an impressive amount of achievements. Earlier this year the band released their debut EP on their own vinyl imprint First Love Records. The √¢‚Ç¨≈ìComing Together√¢‚Ç¨¬ù EP was produced and engineered by Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat). Garnering critical praise and Vancouver buzz the debut EP helped the band to sell out local venues like The Waldorf and play as tour support for the band The Walkmen. The Gay Nineties recently completed a successful East Coast tour which saw them do a string of dates with Sun Wizard (Light Organ Records) as well as a showcase at Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Additionally the band performed a series of 6 showcases in New York City.
Most recently the band placed in the top 20 for the 2012 Peak Performance Project. As a part of the contest the Gay Nineties had to create a unique series of online videos. The band choose to do a choose-your-own-adventure theme where the viewer gets to determine the out come of the video.
The Gay Nineties are currently back in the studio completing a full length album to be released in early 2013.