"Mama” by The Glorious Sons
Winners of 97.7 HTZ-FM Rocksearch! Added to 97.7 HTZ-FM and K-Rock Kingston - Produced by John Angus MacDonald.
“There’s a difference between a really good band and a really good band who’s ready, and these guys are ready”- Jason Barr- Morning show host 97.7 HTZ-FM
“The Glorious Sons have an impressive grass roots following here in Kingston. Every time they play, the venue is sure to be packed. With good reason, they’re an amazing live band! With the quality of the new material recorded with John Angus of the Trews, it was a no brainer out of the box add for us” – Darryl Spring Program Director/Music Director, Kingston’s Best Rock K-Rock 105.7
Artist: The Glorious Sons
Track: Mama (single)
Album: TBD (scheduled for Fall 2013 release)
Produced by: John Angus MacDonald
100% CanCon – Kingston, ON
Their first EP will be released in September and they are beginning to gain fan support across Canada and will be touring the east coast come the fall.
Kimberly Sinclair | spincount
The Glorious Sons bio-
There is a mechanic shop in the heart of industrial Kingston. It stands in the corner of a dead end, surrounded by dead trees and mangy strays of all kinds. At daybreak, the workers pile in. They speak of the night before and the weekend ahead. The sounds of industry smash through the metallic, dusty air from eight till four. jargon, and curse words fill the silence in-between. When the men are finished, they return to their families and the area is abandoned. It is calm for an hour, until a Nissan truck screeches into the lot. A man, steps out. He is covered in dust, paint and caulking, and other materials of the trades. His name is Jay Emmons. He is an independent contractor. Soon thereafter, a jeep pulls in. Another man steps out, he is wearing an orange reflective vest covered in grass. His name is Adam Paquette. He is machine operator for the Loyalist Township. The next car is a rusted Le sabre. Out steps a tall, blue eyed, blonde haired heartbreaker. His skin is burnt from working in a sun ridden solar field. His name is Andrew Young. The last car too pull up is a silver cavalier. It holds two men. One is a tall, dark man with an afro. His name is Chris Huot. He is a Plumber. The other is a short stalky kid with no license and curls that women would kill for. He is Brett Emmons, brother and employee of Jay Emmons. Each man is familiar with the daily grind. They keep themselves fed and sheltered, happy and comfortable. But in the evening, their true colours show. They make their way too the second story of the mechanic shop, into the corner of Jays apartment, into a ten by ten room. There, lies their dream; In each graceless poster covering the walls, in the stained carpet beneath their feet, in the empty cases of Pabst that jingle to the vibration of their melodies. They are The Glorious Sons, a Canadian rock band, defined by their music and inspired by their day to day lives. They are the everyman band, with a passion for portraying the lost romance of liquor, women and rock and roll.
The band was formed eighteen months ago as a four piece. It consisted of Jay on the lead guitar, Adam on the drums, Andrew on the rhythm section and singing the lead vocals and Chris on the bass. A month would pass before their first show which was held at Brandees Bar and Grill. Jay contacted friend and colleague Dave Macnamara, who provided them with the opportunity at his newly owned joint. Although the show went well, it was clear that something was missing. The next weekend, Brett visited from Halifax, where he attended school at Dalhousie University. The first time they jammed as a five piece, the band wrote fan favourite white noise, which portrayed Brett's struggles on the east coast. Unfortunately duty called, and Brett flew back the following Monday. A couple months later, he was lured back to Kingston after several drunk calls and a lack of success on the coast. He would soon become the front man and lead-singer. Thereafter, things simply clicked. They were hooked up with a weekly gig at Brandees, and the night gained strong local support. Using the money they earned, The Sons recorded their first demo, with talented Sound Engineer Duncan Holt. On a whim, Adam Pacquette entered the tunes into the Whiskey Rocks Showdown, which consisted of over seventy Ontario bands. Rigorous voting by their extremely loyal friends, family and fans, allowed the band to make the top three, which sent them Barrie to compete against two other groups in a live showcase. Members of The Trews, John Angus Macdonald, and Jack Spyrek judged the event. The boys proved victorious in front of their heroes. The prize package was worth five thousand dollars, but the real kicker came when John Angus approached the band and expressed interest in working with them. John Angus, who became their producer, took the boys too Newmarket and they recorded their first single "Mama", with highly recommended Engineer, Nick Detorro. Both Detorro and John Angus would both work on the rest of their Ep. After a strong winter of playing shows in Toronto and Kingston, the band was united with inspired manager, and "sixth member of the band", Jordan Howard. He had the work ethic and ambition that the band needed in a leader. Howard worked closely with John Angus and others, and advised the boys to enter the highly acclaimed competition, Rocksearch, hosted by 97.7 HTZ Fm. The Sons beat out hundreds of bands across Ontario and won the event, just as The Trews had done10 years earlier. The prize package for winning was worth over 15,000 dollars. But the chance to open for Finger Eleven, The Trews, The Poor Young Things and Gloryhound at the Bigs and Barr BBQ , not to mention that there single was to be played in regular rotation on 97.7 HTZ FM, proved to outweigh the money. They played a strong show in front of thousands of fans and it was by far their biggest show to date. Two days later, the single boomed to #1 in the first week, causing an onslaught of support in the Niagara- St Catherines region. Money has proved useless compared to the support that they have gained from personalities in the industry.
The future for the band looks bright. Their first EP will be released in September and they are beginning to gain fan support across Canada and will be touring the east coast come the fall. The band currently resides in Kingston, as they continue to jam atop the mechanic shop where they began. They continue to write songs and play as often as possible. As their dreams become a reality, they still understand the importance of keeping their lives afloat. They continue to wake early in the morning for the daily grind. Yet at five pm, you can count on that old Nissan truck pulling into the lot, followed by three others. Five men will get out; make their way to the corner of Jay’s house, and united by their goals and day to day lives, they will continue to preach the lost romance of liquor, women and rock and roll.