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Great Bloomers

Great Bloomers

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Location: Toronto, ON - Canada
Lowell Sostomi - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Andrew Kekewich - Keys, Drums, Vocals
Nate Hindle - Guitar, Vocals
Ty Rowles - Bass, Vocals
Shawn Dell - Drums, Keys, Vocals
The Great Bloomers formed when childhood pals Lowell Sostomi and Nate Hindle, moved to Toronto and met Andrew Kekewich. The trio quickly formed a strong friendship based upon similar record collections˜ all three valued essential works from The Band, Fleetwood Mac, and Springsteen. Soon after the three began sharing a house, and started writing and recording music together.

After playing its first show, the band realized that it wanted to be on the road˜thriving on loud crowds and live rooms. The urgency to play as many live gigs as possible, coupled with Lowell's songwriting brilliance, put the band on the fast track.

Within a few months the group added bassist Ty Rowles, who brought funk influences like Sly and the Family Stone˜raising the energy level and reinventing the budding band. Within a couple more months, the band added drummer/pianist Shawn Dell, a classically trained pianist with a strong jazz background who had never played in a band before. The addition of a funk-influenced bassist and a jazz-influenced drummer added an entirely new dimension to the band˜with its rhythm section pulling from genres that most emphasize the importance of strong rhythm sections.

The songs on the group‚s first self-titled EP explore changing relationships, good and bad, that push and pull in all directions. The release pushed the band into the Canadian spotlight, and led the band to play festivals with Final Fantasy, Great Lake Swimmers, and Daniel Johnston.

Recently signed to Grifter Music, the Great Bloomers are truly blossoming. They maintain a steady schedule of shows even while recording their full-length album, with Gavin Gardiner of The Wooden Sky. Their new songs show a natural growth into a sound that is more cohesive, more their own than on the first E.P. With songs that shine out with optimism and excitement, the Great Bloomers know what they're doing and loving every minute of it.

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EP - 2007
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