Steel Notes Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 102

Steel Notes Magazine Spring 2017 Big Wreck Review & Interview with Ian Thornley by Rick Dessi, Photos: Joe Pacheco Who: Big Wreck What: Grace Street Tour When: March 8, 2017 Where: Théâtre Corona – Montreal, Quebec that, the tour has been great, the shows have been mostly sold out, and the crowds have been incredible, the crowds have been really, really receptive to the new stuff and then of course launch into some of the old favorites, they’ve just been great. For those of you who have never heard of Canadian rockers Big Wreck, you’re in for a real treat. I’ve been waiting a while to catch them live and needless to say they did not disappoint. Big Wreck are currently on tour supporting their latest release Grace Street which was released in February 2017. I became of fan of their previous release entitled Ghosts and was immediately hooked. If you’re like me and get a high on intense mesmerizing vocal melodies, mixed with a solid rock, heavy, prog foundation, then you should definitely check them out. Ian Thornley is truly one of today’s top dynamic rock vocalist/songwriter and an incredible guitar player. The set was a great mix of new material from Grace Street and some favorite throwbacks. I described the show as a blissful journey through musical warmth, sadness, happiness, melancholy and an overall powerful performance. I got to sit down with Ian to discuss the latest album Grace Street and some other fun stuff. Ian Thornley questions: Hey Ian, I’d like to thank you for taking the time, really appreciate it. Rick - Let’s talk a little about the new album “Grace Street”? How’s the new record doing and tour coming along? Ian - Well, the record debuted at number 1, that’s a first for us, so I guess that means it’s doing ok. The tour has been great, I mean other than I’ve already been sick once on this tour and I feel like I’m getting sick again. It doesn’t make any sense, it never happen to me before. You don’t tour Canada in the winter, you can’t dodge a bullet forever and it’s going to hit somebody. It’s just hitting the guy that has to sing all the high notes. But other than Rick - Excellent, I’m really digging the new album. What seems to be the crowd favorite on this tour? Any song in particular? Ian – No, It’s hard to say, because we’re on in-ear monitor, we have microphones in the house so we can hear the crowd, but generally the house is off so when we’re listening between songs with the in-ear monitors we don't hear the crowd, sometimes you do, sometimes you don't. But I don't know, I think "Speedy Recovery" has been a lot of fun, "You don't Even Know" seems to be really going over, all of them really. "Tomorrow Down" we play that one and I don't know sometimes I feel like there's a little too much mass going on, it's hard to tap your foot to that one you know, so sometimes and ain't that might sail over peoples head a little bit, but having said that, some towns they explode when they hear "Tomorrow Down" so I don't really know, It's hard for me to gage, I think you'd have to be in the audience and judge for yourself. I'm like, if we did a good of the song I'm like ya we killed that. But who knows maybe the audience probably fell asleep. It's hard to gage with the in-ear monitors, like back in the day when we just on wedges you can hear the entire room, and it actually feels more like a rock show that way, but in-ear monitors I think help with 102 Steel Notes Magazine www.steelnotesmagazine.com Steel Notes Magazine Spring 2017 Big Wreck Review & Interview with Ian Thornley by Rick Dessi, Photos: Joe Pacheco Who: Big Wreck What: Grace Street Tour When: March 8, 2017 Where: Théâtre Corona – Montreal, Quebec that, the tour has been great, the shows have been mostly sold out, and the crowds have been incredible, the crowds have been really, really receptive to the new stuff and then of course launch into some of the old favorites, they’ve just been great. For those of you who have never heard of Canadian rockers Big Wreck, you’re in for a real treat. I’ve been waiting a while to catch them live and needless to say they did not disappoint. Big Wreck are currently on tour supporting their latest release Grace Street which was re- leased in February 2017. I became of fan of their previous release entitled Ghosts and was immediately hooked. If you’re like me and get a high on intense mesmerizing vocal melodies, mixed with a solid rock, heavy, prog foundation, then you should definitely check them out. Ian Thornley is truly one of today’s top dynamic rock vocalist/songwriter and an incredible guitar player. The set was a great mix of new material from Grace Street and some favorite throwbacks. I described the show as a blissful jour- ney through musical warmth, sadness, happiness, melancholy and an overall powerful performance. I got to sit down with Ian to discuss the latest album Grace Street and some other fun stuff. Ian Thornley questions: Hey Ian, I’d like to thank you for taking the time, really appreciate it. Rick - Let’s talk a little about the new album “Grace Street”? How’s the new record doing and tour coming along? Ian - Well, the record debuted at number 1, that’s a first for us, so I guess that means it’s doing ok. The tour has been great, I mean other than I’ve already been sick once on this tour and I feel like I’m getting sick again. It doesn’t make any sense, it n ٕȁ)ѼɔeԁeЁѽȁ ѡݥѕȰԁe)ձЁɕٕȁӊéѼЁͽ丁%ӊé)ѥѡѡЁ́Ѽͥѡѕ̸ Ёѡȁѡ()Mѕ9ѕ́5饹)ܹѕѕ͵饹)Iፕа'eɕ䁑ѡ܁մ)]Ё͕́Ѽѡɽݐٽɥєѡ́ѽ)ͽѥձ)%L9%ӊéɐѼͅ䰁͔ݗeɔȁѽȰݔ)ٔɽ́ѡ͔ͼݔȁѡɽݐ)Ʌѡ͔́ͼݡݗeɔѕݕͽ)ݥѠѡȁѽ́ݔЁȁѡɽݐͽѥ)ԁͽѥ́ԁи Ё$Ёܰ$ѡM)Iٕ䈁́ЁոeԁЁٕ-܈͕)Ѽɕ䁝ٕȰѡɕ一Qɽ܁ݸݔ)ѡЁ$Ё܁ͽѥ́$ѡɔ́д)ѱѽՍ́Н́ɐѼхȁЁѼѡЁ)ԁܰͼͽѥ́ЁѡЁЁٕͅȁ)ѱаЁ٥ͅѡаͽѽݹ́ѡ䁕)ݡѡ䁡ȀQɽ܁ݸͼ$Ёɕ䁭ܰ%Н)ɐȁѼ$ѡԝٔѼѡՑ)Ցȁ͕$ݔѡͽ$)儁ݔѡи Ёݡ́剔ѡՑɽ)ͱ%Н́ɐѼݥѠѡȁѽ̰)ѡݡݔЁݕ́ԁȁѡѥɔɽ)ЁՅ䁙́ɔɽ͡܁ѡЁ݅䰁Ё)ѽ́$ѡݥѠ