TORONTO - NOVEMBER 29, 2012 - Uncle Father proudly release UNCLE FATHER,
the 7 song album written and produced by Uncle Father. The lead track titled Uncle Father sets the tone for this epic duo from Toronto, ON. On December 6th at Brooklynn Bar, 1186 Queen Street West, Uncle Father invites you to witness their love for you. They will perform the album in its entirety plus a few surprises. Also UF has been chosen as the feature band at the best rock station in the GTA, 94.9 The ROCK in Oshawa, all next week December 2 - 7 at 8PM. www.therock.fm
Uncle Father has arrived just in time to reinvigorate rock n roll music. Their mission: to uncross the arms at the back of the room and have them fist-pumping front row, sparking up Zippos. UF dig deep and hit Texas tea with riff-tacular tunes that lock you into a unique and strangely familiar music journey. They have created seven carefully selected songs for their first album which includes the gritty, pre-party rally anthem, Rock And Roll Saturday Night and a funky, dirty mash up of AC/DC songs in Sloppy. Truly something every college, skater or suburban kid will want to have on their playlists. Add their slightly twisted sense of funny and you get northern rock originality.
Uncle Father is Lawrence Bathurst (vocals and drums) and Wilbur Q. Bufferson (guitars) -- two musician/songwriters who have created their own super group to rock you into a catatonic stupor. What? Let’s put it this way, if you have ever woken up in someone else’s clothes not knowing what day it is, deep down, it is because of Uncle Father. What type of music does Uncle Father play? You will hear bands like Ween, Deep Purple, Frank Zappa, Radiohead, Funkadelic, and the Meters. But at their core,Uncle Father is a hot rock n roll band.
The first video is for the sleeper hit, Sleep All Day, It was produced and directed by Lawrence Bathurst.This video was selected by Whiskeyrocks.com to be a part of a Canadian music video competition voted by fans
Over the years, Bufferson and Bathurst compiled hours of demo recordings. Last year, they decided to work from them and, essentially weaving gold from straw, recorded the album that will reintroduce the world to heavy rock music. What originally began as a humble, low-key project, quickly became a bold professional studio recording once word got out and friends jumped aboard. The self-titled album includes stellar musicians, Jamie Shields of the massively popular live house, dance music, jam band, The New Deal, and rock/pop artist, William Rottman, who recently returned to Toronto after over a decade in NYC as a solo artist and gun-for-hire session guitarist and vocalist.
Uncle Father live is best described as well-rehearsed unpredictability. UF is fierce rock n roll with a toothless smile. It's also about entertainment and this band aims to please, anytime, anywhere. Be warned: you are well advised to bring an extra belt because you will have trouble keeping your pants on!
They have a devoted fan base in Toronto, but this album really is the first time the world at large will be invited into the mind of Uncle Father. Come inside. Why? Because Uncle Father loves you.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10PM, Brooklynn Bar, no cover.
Check out the whole review from CBC's Bob Mersereau
"Queen Of The Slaves 1 is a full-on machine gun guitar song, all Sabbath vocals and pounding.Then there's a power ballad called Queen Of The Slaves 2 - Hey, it's the same damn song, now just sung in falsetto in Journey style! Clever buggers." Bob Mersereau
Sleep All Day - The Video