Friday, 15 March 2013

Seven Years Strong

Seven years ago today, the first inception of what would later become "TimeGiant" took the stage for their debut show.  On March 15th, 2006, Tyrone Buccione and myself (Ryan Watson) performed as a two piece guitar act under the moniker "TIME".  Playing in Windsor, Ontario at a local University "Battle of the Bands" as two young (and very green) musicians, we played heavy rock n' roll covers and a few early original tunes without the added support of a full band.  

What we lacked in talent at that time, we certainly made up for in attitude and energy.  This wasn't a two piece acoustic set by any means.  We turned the volume up LOUD, and played heavy riffs on two  electric guitars with small 15 watt amps.  There were no drums.  There was no bass.    But there was a very intense feeling that something big was in the works.  Despite the fact that we did not advance in the competition, we both knew that "TIME" would grow into something much larger if we stuck to our rock n' roll roots and chased the goal.

It wasn't long before we acquired bassist Pat Wilken, and after a few years with rotating drummers between Carey Linton, and Taso Pavlou, we eventually landed with energetic drummer Charlie McKittrick.

Today is a very special day for TimeGiant.  After 7 years of developing as musicians both individually and as a band, TimeGiant is at the highest point of their career with an enormous year ahead.  In just 4 days on March 19th, TimeGiant will be launching the official public release of their new music video, "I Am The Fire", and on March 22nd, TimeGiant will be performing at Rivoli for Canadian Music Fest with FINGER ELEVEN guitarist, James Black and a massive guest headliner to be announced.  The show will be hosted by OUR LADY PEACE drummer Jeremy Taggart, and TimeGiant will be performing the following night as well at The Underground Garage on March 23rd.  

Four brand new tracks are nearly complete with producer Greig Nori (Treble Charger, Sum 41) and the band couldn't be happier with the massive push we have been receiving as of late.  

TimeGiant is now endorsed by Blundstone Boots, SIT Strings, Godin Guitars, Prestige Guitars, and TRX cymbals, and have turned a lot of heads in the past year.

March 15th, 2006 will go down in the record books as the VERY first official TIME show, and we've come a VERY long way since then.  So here's to 7 amazing years of learning, and another 7 amazing years of living the dream.  Put your glasses in the air!  Thank you for the support.  WE LOVE YOU!