While “cover” bands struggle to emulate every nuance of their musical mentors’ original arrangements, the five members of Glendale One choose instead to “uncover” the richness of the Beatles song library. Following a simple rule of not allowing themselves to use the original arrangements has resulted in some magical moments and an eclectic and evolving musical style that has been described as “Texas Swing” by some and “Hick-Hop” by others.
There were no plans or preconceived notions when this group of old friends got together to play music at Gord Smith’s special effects studio 10 years ago. “Glendale One” – the band, the arrangements, the performances and the recordings – are the product of an ongoing collaboration based on respect for each other and for the music they explore together. Gord Smith’s inventive and passionate lead vocals are backed by guitarists Brian Gibson and Frank Reid, drummer Kevin Frank and bassist Craig Ryan collectively known as “the grandsons of the pioneers”.
Audiences enjoy discovering these classic songs “in disguise” and appreciate Glendale One’s obvious enjoyment in sharing the results of their explorations.
Discography: “Glendale One Live at the Rhino Lounge” (2005); “Glendale One WANTED!” (2007)
The B-Town Horns
This five piece horn section has been put together by Dave Harmsworth and arranged by George Guerrette specifically to collaborate with Glendale One. Their creative contributions have taken Glendale One’s unique arrangements, performances and recordings to a whole new level.
The Carolyn Scott Experience
Carolyn Scott has been treading some form of board for over 35 years. Some television, a couple of films, a tour or two with Second City and on, From “Forbidden Broadway” to “Nunsense” to the original production of “Tony and Tina’s Wedding” in NY. Now with the help of Ukeology (a growing cult) she is discovering the joys of singing some simple songs. It is always a pleasure to share the stage with the gentlemen of Glendale One.