The Gorgeous

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The Gorgeous (Velma)
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Metalcore
Southern rock
Years active 2003 – 2007
Labels Distort Entertainment
Past members Jordan Daniel
Dali Shaw
Julien Brousseau
Miguel Shaw
Hal Ferris

The Gorgeous were a Canadian metalcore band formed in the summer of 2003 in Montreal. The band formed with Dali Shaw on guitar, Julien Brousseau on Bass and Miguel Shaw on drums. The three played a few shows without a vocalist and quickly recruited Jordon Daniel.

The band recorded a five-song demo at Flying Monkey Studio in Kelowna and took a one-year hiatus. The following summer, the band had an opportunity to tour Canada upon which they decided to relocate to Montreal and renew their music career. In Montreal they recruited Hal Ferris on second Guitar. Shortly after, the Gorgeous was signed to Distort Entertainment and in the fall of 2005 recorded Great Lakes at Silo Studios in Stoney Creek. The Gorgeous subsequently toured Canada several times and in January 2007 toured the UK as direct support for the Architects. A few months prior to this tour, Hal decided to go back to school and was replaced by Kevin Keegan from A Javelin Reign and Bend Sinister. The Gorgeous recorded one last demo to be used as promo for their upcoming album and the four new songs are as of now on a fake Myspace page, under the name Jubilations.

They toured with the Cancer Bats in 2007 on their last tour.

On March 7, 2007 on their MySpace page, the band announced they were breaking up. Most of the fans protested, and petitioned to keep the band together.

Vocalist Jordon Daniel is now the only member currently still playing and performing music. Known now as The Boogieman Jordon Daniel, he plays blues and folk influenced music.



  • 2006 Shy Guys
  • 2006 Lake Ontario
  • 2007 Great Minds



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