• The Bloody Five – Emerging Artist Spotlight CMW 2013 Edition

    The Bloody Five
    March 15 2013Canadian Music Week 2013 is almost here and we can’t wait for hundreds of bands to invade the bars and clubs of our fair city as part of the festival’s Canadian Music Fest program. Admittedly the names are slightly confusing but Canadian Music Week is the master name of the festival that is composed of a film program (Canadian Music Week Film Fest), a comedy program (Canadian International Comedy Fest), a conference, awards shows, a trade show and a kick ass music festival called Canadian Music Fest that runs between March 19-24 2013. 

    In 2012, T-Mak World initiated extensive coverage of Canadian Music Fest and we saw a total of 34 bands/artists and interviewed the following 10 bands as part of our Emerging Artist Spotlight series
    Beta from Puebla, Mexico (Alternative,Grunge,Rock)
    Breaching Vista from Kitchener, Ontario (Alternative,Pop,Rock)
    Floor Thirteen from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Alternative,Rock)
    Grain from Edmonton, Alberta (Blues,Classic Rock,Rock)
    In My Coma from Toronto, Ontario (Alternative,Progressive,Rock )
    Last Bullet from Toronto, Ontario (Classic Rock,Rock)
    Matt Groopie and The Bandits from Thornhill, Ontario (Blues, Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock )
    One Bad Son from Vancouver, B.C. (Rock)
    Louder Than Love from Vancouver, B.C. (Rock)
    TimeGiant from Toronto, Ontario (Rock) 

    Our wrap up article from 2012 is here and we are excited to be back in 2013 and to add even more bands to our Emerging Artist Spotlight Series. Today we focus on a band from Toronto, Canada and their CMF profile reads: 

    Formed in 2009, The Bloody Five are 70’s 80’s and 90’s babies with a mutual passion for creating music and building on each other’s imagination. The band’s multi-generational make-up and fusion of relative influences drive their mission to brew a magical mystery potion for the ears.

    Guitarist, Tomi Fear and Vocalist, KD were inspired to write tunes while jamming in Claremont, Ontario with “The Vinyl Knights”, a blues brotherhood . Jay Appleby replaced Chris Hau on bass perpetuating the raw energy for which the band is known. Robby “Raw Beats” Sedran rounds out the band with his uncanny ability to define the groove using innovative fills and his double bass pedal. He speaks softly but carries powerful sticks.

    Here is what they had to say to us: 

    1. Hey TB5, thanks for taking the time out to talk to us. Let’s start off with the obligatory introductions. Who’s in the band and what instrument does everyone rock? 

    The Bloody Five: KD on vocals, Tomi Fear on guitar, Raw Beats Sedran on drums, and Jay Appleby on bass 

    2. How about the history of the band, when did you get started and how did it happen? 


    The Bloody Five: We came to Earth in a fiery black cloud of ether and spawned a monstrosity that fed off of raw rock and roll; also, Tomi met KD while teaching in York region and linked up with a couple of their students to form a very unique and surprisingly prodigious band. 

    The Bloody Five
    3. Who are some of your musical influences? 

    The Bloody Five: Too many to name, but certainly late 70’s punk and the scene that gave way to early New Wave and Goth. Classics like the Beatles but also 90’s rock and metal. The addition of Jay Appleby brings a new Industrial and Hair Metal sense to the band. 


    4. Congratulations on being selected to play at Canadian Music Festival, what does the opportunity mean to you? 
    The Bloody Five: It’s the show we all look forward to all year. It’s always an extraordinary honour to be selected for CMW and we hope to win over more than a few new fans with our incendiary performance. 


    5. When and where is your CMF gig? And more importantly, why should a music fan come and see your show instead of all the other choices available to them at that time? 
    The Bloody Five: We’ll be playing Horseshoe Tavern on Tuesday, March 19th at 11:50pm. I strongly recommend going. It’s like a musical S&M circus but without the latex or weirdness. It’s a unique sound and a unique show and a diversity that will appeal to all tastes. 
    The Bloody Five
    6. What’s it like being on stage? Do you get nervous or are you thriving on the adrenaline (or somewhere in between)? 
    The Bloody Five: Jay’s been known to have the occasional panic attack on stage…nothing’s made it to YouTube yet but we’re keeping our fingers crossed…


    7. What does 2013 hold for you? 

    The Bloody Five: New songs are in the works and we’ll be going into the studio soon. As well, we have a new video on the way and plenty of killer shows over the summer. One member is exploring cosmetic surgery and at least two are planning unwanted pregnancies in the coming months. 



    8. Imagine that you were asked to be the opener for any band’s world tour (both current and historical). Which band and tour would be your dream opening gig. 

    The Bloody Five: KD says The Cure, Jay says Lollopalooza ’92, Tomi wanted to be the guy that Sid Vicious hit with his bass, and Raw Beats continues to stalk an opening slot for Taylor Swift through Twitter. 


    9. How important is the performer/audience connection? Can you rock a show as hard for 10 people as if you could playing an 80,000 person festival? 
    The Bloody Five:. We’re not exactly building a wall; it’s all about the audience, whether it’s a sold out club or our girlfriends and the bartender. 
    10. Where can people get your music/CD, is it being sold anywhere? 

    The Bloody Five: We’re available on iTunes, at Sunrise Records at Yonge and Bloor, Dr. Disc in Hamilton, Sonic Boom, Soundscapes, Record Vault…and if you’re not inclined to buy music, and hang around where pirates do, take a look around; we still want you to hear our album! 
    11. At the end of 2012 we published our picks for top 10 albums of 2012. Lists like those are always a reflection of personal tastes so if you were making the list what are some albums you would you have had on it? 

    The Bloody Five: Soundgarden, Springsteen, Marilyn Manson, The Cult….ah, we’re just dating ourselves here, and really, 2012 wasn’t exactly a stellar year…oh, except for The Bloody Five – Unreleased 2012! 

    The Bloody Five

    12. Any closing remarks for our readers? 

    The Bloody Five: Be excellent to each other. 

    Thanks so much to The Bloody Five. We hope that you can see them live. They are playing Horseshoe Tavern Tuesday, March 19th at 11:50 in the PM. 
    The band’s website is here and as you would expect they are on Twitter and Facebook. In the meantime check out their video below from YouTube. 

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