[From Facebook] It takes dedication and hard work to reach the kind of success that Opus Road has been able to attain in such a short time span. From their college start to the recent release of their self-titled debut EP, these gritty rockers have become a dominant force in Toronto’s music scene.
The’Opus Road EP’, released in September 2009 and produced by Eric Paul, drummer of Canadian rock giants Thornley and Big Sugar, is a 5 track testament to where you can get with hard work, a little luck and a lot of talent. It was the band’s heavy schedule of shows in Toronto and Southern Ontario that helped catch Paul’s attention. A friendship was forged and the result is an undeniably great offering from a band we certainly haven’t heard the last of.
Opus Road began as a modest acoustic act playing around their hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario while Rob, Jeff and J.P. were still in school. The trio quickly realized they were on to something much bigger than playing around town to pay their way through college, so they packed their bags and headed to the big city. Shortly after moving to Toronto they met drummer Ryan English and veteran bassist Jay Cianfrini (Rise Electric/Lukas Rossi, Jaw) and the band solidified into its final form.
Since then, Opus Road has rocked some of Canada’s best venues and festivals, including The Ricoh Coliseum, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Niagara’s Grape & Wine Festival, North By Northeast and Canadian Music Week, and most recently, the first ever Queen West Musicfest at Trinity Bellwoods park. Opus Road has also caught the attention of many professional athletes who have asked the band to perform at private parties for sports teams such as the Toronto Marlies and the Detroit Red Wings.
In the short time they’ve been together, Opus Road has managed to achieve what few local bands can: They’ve earned a steady following through their consistently flawless live show and have caught the attention of some of Canada’s major music industry players. With their blend of unique, spirited rock n’ roll and solid work ethic, Opus Road is proving that they are a band poised to make some serious waves in the industry.
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|Dec 2009||Noah Mintz||Purchase|