Remedy Biography Halifax-based Remedy is made up of the power trio of Steve Harley (lead vocals, guitar), James Bond (bass), and Gil Roy (drums, backing vocals). Their sound is energetic, intense, and intimately tight. This format has been wildly successful in conveying the band's unique brand and style, and Remedy has steadily built a devoted grass-roots following in the clubs and special venues of Halifax. On March 2nd, 2009, Remedy released it's first Canadian radio single 'UP FROM THE BOTTOM'. It's currently getting airplay on stations from coast to coast. It's also on the Indie Revolution Radio show and Podcast in New York. Remedy's genre defies classification, presenting funk-rock with elements of blues, R&B, reggae, mainstream rock, acid rock, adult alternative pop rock, along with occasional indfluences hinting at funk-a-delic techno. The band's sound is influenced by artists ranging from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Stevie Wonder, to Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, and The Police. The result is dynamic, infectiously rhythmic, and compellingly enjoyable. Founding members Steve and James are veterans of the East Coast music scene. After enjoying ECMA success with Devora in 1998, their next effort, Sweet Tooth, gained them critical acclaim. Sweet Tooth's release, 'Gimme Some,' achieved Canadian national distribution, regional radio and Internet airplay and reached the top ten in several funk Internet charts. They then played nearly every room in the Maritime circuit over the next five years, including regional tours with fellow Canadian rockers Wide Mouth Mason (the 'Stew' tour) and Big Sugar ('Heated'). In 2004, Harley and Bond created Remedy, whose single, 'Completely Turned Around,' was published on the Maritime Home Grown CD later that year. That song, along with 10 others, would later become Remedy's debut album, 'Paleofidelity' released April 4, 2009. In January 2008, Gil Roy joined the group to establish the trio format for Remedy's live show. Gil is a veteran of 17 years as a touring musician throughout Canada and the US. He's played with such names as Jimmy Dooley formally of The Platters, Full Circle, and most recently, with Hal Bruce and the Hired Hand Band. The band is active in charitable associations locally, doing a number of shows for both Soundwaves, and the Music for Good Society, supporting Oxfam, African Aid, Breast Cancer Research, and other worthy causes. The collaboration that produced the unique tracks on Paleofidelity arose from a singular song-writing method. The backbone of the tracks came from first finding the basic drum/bass groove. This rhythmic, kinetic energy was the nucleus around which all of the songs initially formed. After creating more than 100 such grooves, a process that involved recording all of the free-form songwriting jams, the favorites were then picked, and finished as complete songs for the final songs of 'Paleofidelity'. In many cases, the guitar and bass tracks that were captured on tape during the initial writing phase were used in the final versions of the songs. In this way, the energy, freshness, and emotion of the birth of these songs was preserved right up to the final production. Instrumentation Steve Harley - lead vocals, electric guitars, keyboards. Jim Bond - bass guitar, loops and waves. Gil Roy - drums, and back up vocals. Discography Album: 'Paleofidelity' - Remedy's debut album, released April 4, 2009 to iTunes, CD baby, garageband, and remedymusic. Ca (and in select stores). Singles: 'Up from the bottom' - released to Canadian rock radio in Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada April 4, 2009. After a positive response, it was released to the rest of Canada a month later. It's currently on at least 30 rock stations, from coast to coast. A Canadian College radio release is planned for late May, 2009. 'Rude Reaction' - second album track slated for Canadian rock radio and college radio release August, 2009. 'Media Freak' - a teaser from the upcoming sophomore album 'tyranny of the smug', planned for a 2010 release, the track was added to garageband Feb17, 2009 (track of the day) and remedymusic. Ca on May 2, 2009 (under 'preview next CD'). 'Right Side Down' - another sophomore preview, uploaded to garageband March 25, 2009 (track of the day), and printed as a Christmas single to local fans Dec, 2008. Part of the repetoire of 'tyranny of the smug'.