What are listeners saying? 'I just listened to Tidal Wave and I am absolutely in love with it! It is a beautiful song!!' 'Don't Believe We've Met has been running through my head all day, with it's steel tallons of catchiness.' 'How's it Going to be...a classic song structure, solid chorus, good foot-tapping bass. A song that sounds right for the open road...' 'Hideaway has an...Eagles / Steve Miller feeling on the intro, then that incredible female voice starts...WOW she has a set of lungs. Great performance. The harmonies are right on!...I'd say you might have a hit here!' 'The CD is fantastic - everyone buy it!!...great, fantastic, amazing, awe-inspiring, earth-shaking, life altering...I'm gonna quit my job, grow my hair, sell my s.u.v. and buy an old van and follow this band all over the world and sell tie-dyed shirts at their shows!' Intransition is currently a trio, but at recording time were a 4-some who fused folk, rock, and pop with a tad of country. Since the fall of 2001, they've performed in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Toronto, including the Circus Room in Kitchener and the Renaissance Café in Toronto. Their CD line-up includes Jennifer Ahmed (lead vox), Walter Foddis (rhythm guitar, keyboard), Graham Hearn (bass), and Scott Crockford (lead guitar). Walter likes to tell the story that he discovered Jennifer at house party sing-along. After hearing her fantastic voice, he realized this was an opportunity not to be missed. With Walter on acoustic guitar, he coaxed Jenn into singing at the University of Waterloo's (UWat) Grad House open stage. Actually, Jenn didn't need coaxing. She agreed right away! They enjoyed the experience and received a great response from everyone attending. Soon afterwards they discovered that they shared an interest in songwriting. Their collaboration resulted in compositions on the lighter end of the genre scale. These include the ethereal, power-folk of 'Tidal Wave,' the jazz-pop fusion of 'Don't Ask,' the 50s-retro 'About You,' and the tear-jerking 'Regrets.' Scott and Graham then introduced rock into the songwriting. Their ideas gave Jenn and Walter new foundations for building melodies. Through this creative amalgamation, they slammed out the anger-laden 'How's it Going to be' and 'Liar,' the chorus-heavy 'Betting to Hold,' and the bittersweet ballad 'Wild Cherry Tree.' What to know more about these folk individually? Keep reading... Jennifer is originally from Kilbride, Newfoundland. She began writing songs shortly after first coming to Ontario in 2000, but has been singing for as long as she can remember. The artists she loves singing along to include the Pretenders, Rufus Wainright, and Nina Simone. Her vocal stylings have been compared to Stevie Nicks, Chrissy Hynde, Tracy Chapman, and Sarah Harmer. As of September 2004, Jenn has moved on (after completing her Master's in Behavioral Neuroscience at UWat) and begun medical school at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. Her three years with the band are behind her, but we're sure she'll keep her passion for music alive. And who knows, she may return for a reunion show every now and again. Let's hope so! Walter, a clinical psychology student at the University of Waterloo, has been involved in the music scene for over 10 years. He's been in a few previous folk-rock bands, including one as far north as Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. In fact, some of the songs recorded by Intransition were originally peformed by one of his northerly bands, 'Strange Things Happen to Walter.' These include the John-Hiatt-influenced 'Hideaway,' the philosophical funk of 'Mind in Motion,' and the folk-rock, almost-love-song 'Don't Believe We've Met.' Walter's influences include Neil Young, the 2 Bruces (Springsteen & Hornsby), a few Johns (Mellencamp & Hiatt), and Sting. Graham is a Canadian of English descent, Newfoundland (Newfie to Canadians) origin, Northern Ontario upbringing and global aspirations. He recently completed a BA in Philosophy at U of Waterloo. His major influences include Rush, Grateful Dead and King Crimson. Graham has also moved on...to Cyprus! He assures everyone that he has a job there. He also finds time to play his beloved bass at local jams. Scott also grew up in northern Ontario and moved to Waterloo after high school. He bounced around various post-secondary educational prisons before becoming a full-time computer geek. He loves beer, books, and cheesy movies (in that order) and has been heavily influenced by a long list of guitar heroes including Pat Methany, Jimmy Page, John McGlaughlin, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and David Gilmour. Intransition's newest addition is Danu Anthony, also a graduate psychology student at UWat. Who knew the UWat psychology program would draw so many closet musicians? Like Jenn, Danu has a fabulous voice and is getting into writing songs with Walter and Scott. Songwriting and singing in a band are both a first for Danu, but she's loving it! They hope you like what you hear and want to know what you liked.