Starting out in 2001 as the brainchild of front man Scott Lathwood, Ordain moved to Melbourne, Australia, where Aussies Matt Olthof and Andy Esposito joined up. Since that time, rock band Ordain has been feeding ideas and emotions into quality songs designed to excite, sadden and give hope to a broad listening audience, saluting the musical legends that once traveled a similar journey. With a unique brand of progressive rock, Ordain's music displays their passion for creativity and high standard of musicianship. The band strives for optimal musical originality while injecting a raw passion and powerful dynamic range into their songs. Ordain enjoyed success in their home base of Australia, where they placed three top five songs in the Australian JJJ Unearthed competition songs. During this time Ordain was invited to play in front of crowds in excess of 25,000 at the New Zealand Parachute Rock Festival. Now based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Ordain has begun to make their mark on North America. The band has recently completed it's third U.S. tour, which included appearances on Good Day Austin in Austin, TX, WGN 9 in Chicago, IL, and KLTD 101.7 The Eagle in Temple, TX. The band also headlined rock night at the 5th Annual Bloomin' Temple Festival, which has resulted in a significant increase in the band's fan base in that area. From generating airplay to playing some great gigs, Ordain has made it's presence known to North America. Partnering with Big Noise, an independent A&R firm that works with several noted artists, including Christina Aguilera, Katharine McPhee, Chicago, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ordain is prepared to take the music industry by storm. Keep your eyes peeled - this band is taking no prisoners! 'Success for any hard rock band is often dependent on how strong of a singer they have, and in this regard Ordain has succeeded. Vocalist Scott Lathwood has a melodic and powerful singing voice that is reminiscent of a number of American hard rock/alternative metal singers. However, while a lot of modern day hard rock acts seem to be going for attitude driven aggressive singing, Ordain's style is a bit more laid back and reminiscent of older, more introspective hard rock that cared more about heartfelt messages and singing from the heart rather than attitude or flashiness. This is great to see in a newer group, and is an element that this band will hopefully stick with'. *Chris Dahlberg- Cosmosgaming 'The lead vocalist offers a voice that is both different and familiar at the same time' Losillë- CFM Music 'Undeniably ballsy throat scrapings of vocalist Scott Lathwood - harking back to the early days of a far more baritone Eddie Vedder, Tread's smouldering frontman gorges himself on the throbbing foundations below and spits the final syllable on par with a youthful James Hetfield'. *Toby McCasker- Metal Forge* 'Ordain have played at FUSE a number of times now however this was the first time in a while they have played a rock set apposed to acoustic and they made us proud, Scott (the front man) has a magnificent voice and Friday night was a fine example of him showing that off' *Blair David- Phonex Records* Lathwood (The singer) commands the stage, endlessly prowling *Neil Webb- Indie Initiative*.