Cape Breton’s ECMA winning alt-rock power duo The Town Heroes are about to exponentially increase their primary export. Today the band announced that henceforth they will be a quartet.
Mike Ryan and Bruce Gillis will be supplementing The Town Heroes’ lineup with the additions of Aaron Green (guitar) and Tori Cameron (bass, both of Halifax’s Floodland. It’s a project that’s been in the works for the last couple months now. The group have done their best to sort out the new arrangements of old songs, and have a new album looming on the horizon. “They both play in another band we’re big fans of. We’ll still be playing a lot of the old songs still, so we’ll have to figure out the best way to play them with two new members as well. Aaron and Tori are both great musicians and even better people. We couldn’t have two better folk on board with us.”
“We basically just want to expand our sound. There’s only so much we can do as a duo. We’ve been relying on one guitar, drums and vocals for the past six years. We have ideas that we just can’t capture or emulate as a two-piece band. The root of the songs will ultimately be the same, we just want to be able to convey them in the way we think they should be delivered. We’ve always had a ‘full’ sound as a duo. We more or less want to just add on top of that and bring in some new colours.”
“We’ll be hitting the studio in the not too distant future and all of our future shows will be with these two cool cats. Can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.”
The band will have their first gig as a full quartet during Nova Scotia Music Week in early November, then in Sydney, Nova Scotia on November 11th, and at the Seahorse in Halifax on the November 12th.