Electronic Press Kit


1 Information at a Glance
2 Band Bio
3 Videos
4 Albums and Recordings
5 Images - Photos, Logos, Artwork
6 Press
7 Technical Information

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1) Information at a Glance

The Beelays are:


Emily Kemp - Vocals
Jocelyn Russell - Vocals
Chris Bruder - Keys
Scott McIntosh - Guitar
Tom Altobelli - Bass
Jordan Snider - Drums

Website:
www.TheBeelays.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebeelays
Twitter: twitter.com/thebeelays
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebeelays
Bandcamp: beelays.bandcamp.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCoeK8651U6NdjKR8ZS_HtvA
Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/2csLtf1mFgP8ODf954K4vY

Representation:

Steve Parton of Hammer Artist Management
Phone - 905.975.4717
Email - steve@hammerartists.com

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2) Band Bio

THE BEELAYS

~ Empowering Community Through The Joy Of Connection ~

Musical genre: Psychedelic Power Funk.

Think: Red Hot Chilli Peppers meets Heart

One of the hottest bands in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada right now is The Beelays – a soulful six-piece, female-fronted, funk-rock fusion band. Their synergy and inspired musicality is tangible every time they play. In each live performance, moments of improvisation are a catalyst for band members and the audience to interact and lose themselves in the moment. Beelays produce musical creations that seek to push the boundaries of expectations, showcasing their hard-hitting talent and captivating quirky style. Through their original lyrics, soaring melodies, funky grooves and contagious energy, The Beelays' music uplifts and entertains.

2019 has been a very busy year for the band with shows, festivals, recording, and shooting videos. In October, The Beelays toured Ontario and Quebec.

Notable performances include:
• Main stage at Supercrawl (Hamilton’s arts/music fest, 225,000+ attendees)
• Sound of Music Festival (Burlington, ON)
• Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra guests
• Headlined Dundas Victoria Day Fireworks for 12,000 people
• Featured on CBC’s “3 new Ontario Songs You’ve Got to Hear”
• Ranked #2 on Alan Cross’s Top 11
• Top prize at the 2017 Hamilton Music & Film Festival
• Won “Best Pop Album” at the 2015 Hamilton Music Awards (as backing band for Kojo Easy Damptey)
• RiseUp TV (reality show about Canadian bands on tour)
• Television appearances on “The Nature of Things with David Suzuki”
• 1st place Reader's Choice award in music, The Hamilton Spectator, 2019

Background:

• All members hold a diploma in jazz or classical performance from Mohawk College
• Three members hold a degree in contemporary music from Humber College
• One member currently working towards a Masters of Composition at York University
• All members studied music privately with esteemed Canadian teachers
• The group studies mindfulness as it relates to music with Adrean Farrugia

Representation:

Steve Parton of Hammer Artist Management
Phone - 905.975.4717
Email - steve@hammerartists.com

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3) Videos

"Get to Me" official video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCsbrzNPLrw

Concert Video Compilation
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGueMooKBd8

"Rest Easy" (ft. Lee Reed) official video
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysRIQy53JOI

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4) Albums and Recordings

Audio Recordings:

 
Live in the Now
beelays.bandcamp.com/track/live-in-the-now

Rest Easy (ft. Lee Reed)
beelays.bandcamp.com/track/rest-easy-featuring-lee-reed

Albums:

The Johnny Nails EP (2015)
Weaponized Magik (2017)
Hoss EP (2019)

The Beelays are now in preproduction for their next full-length album, due out later this year.

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5) Images - Photos, Logos, Artwork
(live photos by Don Gleeson)


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6) Press

Accolades:

“I can’t remember the last time I watched something so genuinely sensational. The Beelays are a force of nature, an unstoppable power that have to be seen to be believed.”
- Cameron Tyson, The Brock Press

“A genre-hopping record with a bunch of influences bubbling to the surface”
- Alice Cooper

“The Beelays have developed a reputation over the last 10 years as some of Hamilton’s premiere musicians.”
- Ric Taylor, View Magazine

“The Beelays are a multitalented band that plays funk with breathtaking precision. Their song ‘Rest Easy’, featuring Warsaw Pack’s Lee Reed, features a jaw-dropping guitar solo. Exceptional stuff."
- Graham Rockingham, Music Editor, The Hamilton Spectator

“They’re great people, and they’re great at what they do. There’s no weak member in this band.”
- Bob Doidge, owner of the historic Grant Avenue Studio, Hamilton

"I watched the room stir as The Beelays swept everyone along with their infectious sound. It was a terrific coming together, a jeu d'esprit...generating a lot of recognition and singalong, dance-along energy."
- Jeff Mahoney, The Hamilton Spectator

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7) Technical Information

The Beelays’ Stage Plot and Technical Rider can be downloaded
HERE.



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