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With humble beginnings in after-school jam sessions, French teachers Daniel Di Febo (guitars) and Danny Dubé (bass) eventually landed the lead vocalist they’d been searching for, Jason Mercer, on MySpace. Soon after, drummer Ryan Kriz rounded-out the foursome, but the rest is far from history. As their song Nomad states: “I'm a long-term project, a true ‘work-in-progress.’” With their first album released in June of 2009, a second album on the way April 2011, and a third in the works, Metro4 is a band in motion. And they are moving fast. Already opening for acts like Stone Temple Pilots, Our Lady Peace, Sass Jordan, The Trews and Sloan, they have accomplished big things in their short time together.
With an alternative feel inspired by the likes of Snow Patrol, Keane, Interpol, The Killers, and Death Cab for Cutie, the group brings a rare European vibe. They pack emotion into their collaboratively written, powerful lyrics and bring a tight, energetic live show that they simply love performing. Light at heart but deep in substance, you may not dance, but you will certainly feel.
“We don’t write songs with the intention that people will dance as we perform it. Artistic credibility is more important to us than making a ‘hit record’. The things in life that inspire us individually come out – somehow – in our music, and, thankfully, it’s resonating with our fans,” Mercer said.
And so, from that classroom on Day One, the group has now graduated into the polished act it is today, performing for crowds at festivals and gigs around Canada including a crowd of 14,000 at Sarnia Bayfest. They are dreaming big, believing big, and achieving big.
Metro4 delivers a unique cultural blend of personalities in a nothing-but-passion atmosphere. They are a family – a family of 4 – from all directions striving to do one thing together: create music they love, love to play, and love sharing with the world.