Mistakes and All
Isaac Stowe (Dartmouth, NS), Ricky Ferris (Tatamagouche, NS) and Stephen Terry (Sudbury, ON) first played as a group in July 2008. Veterans of local bands, open mic's and performance contests, Isaac, Ricky, and Stephen found that they had instant chemistry and within a few weeks they decided that they had to share their unique mix of Rock, Folk, Country and Punk/Alternative with others. After beginning their first recording project, Mistakes and All, they invited Drummer Amy Negus (Dartmouth, NS) to the group. Except for a brief stay in British Columbia, Isaac Stowe has been song-writing and performing at open mic nights in and around Halifax for years. His melodic approach to lyric writing and his smooth as silk vocal style are irresistible and on occasion has been known to melt girl's hearts. Although Isaac primarily contributes lead vocal, rhythm guitar and harmonica to the group's live performances, he is also an excellent lead guitarist. Ricky Ferris has been involved in the Nova Scotia music community since his completion of the Recording Arts Program at Nova Scotia Community College. Heavily influenced by Hard Rock and Folk, his lead guitar, vocal style and writing skills add that necessary 'edge' to the Repercussionist's sound, both live and in studio. The 'old man' in the band, Stephen Terry has been playing bass and writing music for about as long as the rest of the band has been alive. With experience going all the way back to playing in cover bands in the early '80's in Northern Ontario, his rhythmic style has hints of 80's power pop, alternative and jazz, at times simultaneously paying tribute to great bassists such as Jaco Pastorius, Nick Lowe, and Mick Karn, among others. A native of Dartmouth, Amy Negus began drumming when she was 12. A full time fashion design student at NSCAD University, this is Amy's first band experience. The debut CD, Mistakes and all, which has been referred to as 'what would happen if Pearl Jam and Blue Rodeo had a child' was released in November 2008.