Whatever happened to rock’s royalty? …they are back with a vengeance!
Bands of the 70s and 80s became part of a lifestyle, adding to the defining moments of youth, a soundtrack to our memories, and are still held close in the hearts of fans.
Now, from the ashes of some of Canada’s most loved and influential rocks acts of the 80s – Moxy, Santers, Killer Dwarfs and Lee Aaron – comes Hard Road, Canada’s supergroup. Capitalizing on the signature styles and diverse background of each of its members, Hard Road combines the eclectic and ripping guitar riffs of Earl Johnson of Moxy, the unmistakable vocal prowess and stage antics of Russ Graham of Killer Dwarfs, the driving backbone of Santer’s bassist Rick Lazaroff and the powerhouse drumming of Morgan Evans.
Cyclone Records’ Brad Trew says “music has evolved since the early days of these icons, shaping and molding a new, fresh sound and approach. Consider that Killer Dwarfs’ last studio album was 16 years ago, Santers’ last release was 23 years ago and Moxy’s was 31 years ago! As a fan myself, I believe other fans will be more than satisfied to hear their idols back with a vengeance and an enthusiasm that rivals their earlier works.”
Each member has spent decades devoted to their love of music and have each followed their own hard roads to reach this point in their careers. Having been rehearsing and writing material since its inception in April 2008, Hard Road is currently recording new, unreleased material as well as performing reworks of hits from their past. Watch for a new album coming in 2009!
The line up consists of:
Russ Graham (Killer Dwarfs, Moxy): Lead Vocals, Guitar
Earl Johnson (Moxy, King Biscuit Boy): Guitar, Vocals
Rick Lazaroff (Santers): Bass
Morgan Evans (Lee Aaron, Julliet, Killer B): Drums
To keep up to date on the band, visit www.cyclonerecords.ca.