Grand Theft Bus

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Grand Theft Bus
Also known as The Development
Origin Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2000–present
Labels Forward Music Group
Associated acts The Fussy Part
The Olympic Symphonium
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Gravity Strike
Heat and Lights
Website www.grandtheftbus.com
Members Tim Walker
Graeme Walker
Dennis Goodwin
Bob Deveau
Brad Perry

Grand Theft Bus is a Canadian indie rock band formed in 2000 from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. They are known for their live shows, playing about 150 shows across Canada, and occasionally touring festivals in the United States.

History[edit]

Formed in 2000, the band consists of Tim Walker (guitar, vocals), Graeme Walker (bass, vocals), Dennis Goodwin (guitar, synths, vocals) and Bob Deveau (drums and electronics).[1]

Grand Theft Bus are a sonically dynamic group with an eclectic blend of songs ranging from pop to prog, heavy and intense to light and fluffy, quirky nonsense to meaningful melodrama.

The band regularly plays Nova Scotia's Evolve Festival, as well as the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.[2]

A mockumentary about the band, Rubarbicon, was filmed by independent filmmaker Greg Hemmings and released in 2006.

The band recorded its 2008 album, Made Upwards, in the main dining room of New Brunswick's lieutenant-governor's mansion.[2]

The band has received the Newcap Radio Alternative Recording of the Year for their album Made Upwards[3]

Discography[edit]

  • Birth of Confusion (2003)
  • Flies in the No Fly (2005)
  • Made Upwards (2008)
  • Say It With Me (2012)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian musicians Grand Theft Bus", Canadian Geographic, December 2005. Retrieved on 2008-08-11.
  2. ^ a b Mersereau, Bob. "Bigger music, a bigger bus; Music Fredericton's Grand Theft Bus launches new CD it recorded at the lieutenant-governor's home", Telegraph-Journal, 2008-03-26, p. D1.
  3. ^ http://www.ecma.com/news.asp?section=&id=37 Grand Theft Bus at the ECMA awards.

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