We are taking a step back from live playing till the fall and focusing on finishing up the writing of our next album. Recording should follow soon after and hopefully have a late 2015 early 2016 release. Hopefully we get some video shoots done also along with some new photos!
Crunchy Flower got its first taste of local Radio play in Ottawa while being featured on Dawg on Blues Radio show on www.dawgfm.com. Hosted by Larry C. Deszcz the 1hr show aired Sunday March 29th.
Our bass player Joe Gaspar was recently diagnosed with Cancer, so to help him fight this thing we have organized a fundraiser for him! 11+ Local Area Ottawa bands and musicians are showing up for a 12 hour (2pm - 2am) show at Moose Mcguire's in Ottawa (3320 McCarthy Road) on Saturday Feb 28th.
We will be back in studio in the coming months with our second album due out by summer/fall of 2015. Volume II: Painting Pictures will have 12 tracks minimum and some previously heard songs from the CD release show last year. "It Ain't Me" will be on the album you can see the video of this song performed live here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckivd26T7T4
So we are just about to wrap up the final backup vocal takes for the album, then the final mixes and mastering and presto! The Debut Album....Planting Seeds....should be out in June woo hoo!
We are back in the studio doing a more raw approach, live off the floor. As a band we feel this method captures the dynamic organic flow of the songs more as well as giving it that live human feel. All the bed tracks are laid and we are now moving forward with vocal and extra guitar and percussion tracking.
We have delayed the album release because we want a product that showcases what we feel our songs should be expressed like.
The band is also planning some video shoots, live and music video productions. Keep you all posted!
Peace and Love, Crunchy Flower
So we are back into the studio for most of this month, have a potential date set for July 27th, keep you posted on that!
We have laid down some new material that we have been kicking around for a bit so we will rehearse it a little more and then record it and see what tracks make the debut album. Currently there are about 20 tracks with about 3-5 more coming down the pipe. So we aren't quite sure yet how many we will put on the album but are leaning towards 10-13... Peace and Love!
The flowers have a busy month in June, back in the recording studio to have our debut album ready for late Aug early Sept we also have dates booked for June 1st, 2nd and 23rd.
Crunchy Flower would like to thank Chris Zimmerman for all his hard work with the band, but Chris' schedule is just too full, so he is bowing out and Crunchy Flower would like to introduce Liam Melville as its new drummer! (More on Liam later)
Chris will be playing the gig at Greenfield's this Friday May 25th, Crunchy Flower hits the stage around 9pm! Its gonna be a killer night with Union Jack (60-70's British Rock Bands, Zep, Cream, Stones, Who etc...these guys are so good!)
Liam will make his debut at the Cabin on June 1st and Saturday June 2nd - Dickenson Days "Rock for Rogers House" at LaPiazza Restaurant, 5530 Main Street, Manotick at 5pm with Crunchy Flower.
Been another busy month! We bid farewell to drummer Chris Zimmerman this month, his last gig is May 25th, Chris has a lot of projects on the go and doesn't have the time to commit fully to Crunchy Flower. We have recruited Liam Melville to fill in the drum position and are excited to start working with him. With three dates in the coming weeks Liam is getting up to speed very quickly and we look forward to gigging live with him.