The word busy pretty much sums up Rain Over St. Ambrose these days.
Rain Over St. Ambrose performing during last year’s Nova Scotia Music Week gala awards show. Tina Comeau photo
Rain Over St. Ambrose has been voted Best New Artist/Band in a public voting poll by The Coast. For achieving this title the band was awarded a gold record.
“We were very honored to receive this title and were given a gold record,” says band member Curt LeBlanc.
Rain Over St. Ambrose recently played a string of shows in Charolottetown, St. John, Fredericton, Peterborough, and Hamilton before showcasing to a full house on March 24 at The Underground Garage in Toronto for Canadian Music Week.
“We had a blast in upper Canada and made many friends and contacts before finishing off our Toronto stint with another show at Lee's Palace on Tuesday March 27,” LeBlanc says.
This week the band is playing at the Red Knight on April 6 with Lead Mule. On April 7 the band plays in Halifax at 1313 Hollis Street as part of a showcase for Acadian Embassy.
The following day the band heads into Codapop Studios in Halifax to record their first full-length record, which should be out sometime in early fall.
And if all this isn’t enough to keep the band busy, on April 12 Rain Over St. Ambrose heads to Moncton to showcase for the East Coast Music Awards.
Band members include Curt Le Blanc (guitar) Cory LeBlanc (guitar/vocals), Marc Durkee (bass/vocals), Luke Amirault (drums) and Matt Amirault (keys/vocals).