Ten years have passed since guitarist/songwriter Peter Alexander first envisioned the assembling of a group of four dedicated musicians that shared his intense passion for hard rock. While the idea of putting together a rock band might seem straight forward to some, finding just the right people to get the job done was a real battle. Two bass players had come and gone before Kenny Cunningham was introduced through a mutual friend in the spring of 2010. Kenny, a classically trained bass and keyboard player had already toured the world with several acts and was looking for a project to call his own. 9 Lives and Counting then went through three vocalists before finding Craig Burnatowski. Craig studied Acting at York University but was no stranger to rock stages with numerous bands (Shadowdrift, Alternate End) and musicals (most recently Berger in Hair). Now tasked with filling Eddie Zeeman’s shoes after he laid down the killer drum tracks for the album, 9 Lives are confident they can find the perfect drummer with feet big enough to fill those shoes.
9 Lives and Counting wash the senses with a barrage of relentless and textured progressive rock, free to wander in and out of traditional song structure. Rock influences from any and all eras are celebrated in this enthusiastic mix of technique and emotion.
This is extraordinary, powerful, and eclectic. The only description possible? 9 Lives and Counting.