Notes on: Say It In Colour
• WHO: A walk led to the band’s name. Tyle Dempsey explained he was ambling down the street when he saw a sign for an advertising company — We Say It In Colour — and the name seemed to fit with what he, E.J. Rumley, Antonio Corbo and Jordan McDougall had created.
• WHAT: The name was chosen to reflect the band’s style of music, lively and colourful, Dempsey said. They’re a little bit like Foo Fighters, a bit like Taking Back Sunday and influenced by many other musical styles, from punk to pop to rock Unit 731, which claimed Corbo’s stepdad as a member.
• WHEN: The band’s very inception was just as happenstance; Corbo and Dempsey met at a Christmas event and, both being musicians, decided they might jam. Thus was born a band.
• WHERE: If you want to find Say It In Colour, you’re more than likely going to have to head west, out to the Pogue Mahone Irish Alehouse in Brocklehurst, where they play most frequently. They did a benefit gig last year at Sagebrush Theatre for the Me to We group in Kamloops and have filled Turner’s Music Studio a few times.
• WHY: Music’s been each bandmate’s passion “forever,” Dempsey said. Each took up an instrument at an early age, Rumley now playing lead guitar and doing backup vocals, Corbo on rhythm guitar and the lead singer, McDougall on bass and adding his voice now and then and Dempsey the drumer and non-singer. And they’ve got a recording due out soon, with six Corbo-Rumley songs making up Hey Alright!
• HOW: How to follow them? Go online to myspace.com/sayitincolour, on Facebook at facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Say-It-In-olour/395394769771 or on Twitter at @Sayitincolour.
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