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The Persuaders new EP now available!

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The Persuaders newly released CD available at: Metro "CD Plus" stores & online at skynetmusic.com.

Halifax, NS is home to The Persuaders, a hot, high-energy, versatile rock and roll band. They own a distinct sound that draws the audience in for an all night party. Hard work and a deep affection for their craft has made them one of the most popular and hard working local bands, playing and entertaining in all of the best venues in Metro. This electric outfit is famous for their ability to impress audiences with vigorous performances and a dynamic song list. Formed in 1989 they are still going strong and at the top of their game. In 1998, the band released ‘The Persuaders – Live At The Shore Club’. It was an instant success, selling out immediately. This prompted them to embark on a full-length studio project. In May 2001, they appeared on ‘Halifax Plugged In II’. Produced by 2003 ECMA nominated Denmark Productions, ‘Halifax Plugged In II’ is compilation of ten recording Halifax bands, resulting in the largest record release party this city has ever been host to. In 2003, the band released their first full-length studio album ‘The Persuaders’, debuting at number nine on the local top ten. 2005 was a big year for them. The band travelled up to Sydney to showcase their talents at the ECMA 72 Hour Jam, and hit the stage to rock football fans at the Touchdown Atlantic Festival’s Canadian Light Sideline Party that brought the first ever CFL Grey Cup game to Nova Scotia. They scored a coveted spot opening for a Matt Mays & El Torpedo appearance at the Shore Club in Hubbards, treating the sold out crowd to a healthy dose of spellbinding rock ‘n’ roll. The Persuaders also shared the stage with other Canadian favourites like Glass Tiger, April Wine and Sam Moon. They rang in 2006 with a stunning performance that opened the 16th Annual Tour Tech East Party. Perched on the main-stage, The Persuaders served up a rich measure of unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll to reward those who were fortunate to turn up early. The band shimmered and prowled through a rousing set setting the bar for headliners Kim Mitchell and Honeymoon Suite. The Persuaders also entertained a large and enthusiastic crowd at Alderney Landing on the Dartmouth waterfront July 1st setting the stage for Canadian music legends The Stampeders and a dazzling Canada Day fireworks display over Halifax Harbour. Currently The Persuaders are hard at work on their sophomore studio album to be released sometime in the coming months. The Persuaders define synergy. On stage, they transcend spectacular. Their energy is infectious. Each member brings something special to the mix. Front man, Maurice Aucoin has an exceptional voice that is both opulent and powerful. He is a top shelf entertainer, modest and magnificent who uses his agile and moving tone to win over his audience. Jeff MacNeil is a classic talismanic guitar player. He plays with exemplary skill and precision that captivates and has an uncanny ability to impart the brawn of rock ‘n’ roll through immortal guitar statements. Joey King is a modern, masterful guitar virtuoso, a musical conduit with the Midas touch. He is flawlessly matched with Jeff’s dexterity and dominates a greatness all his own. The rhythm section is made up of two powerhouse players, Tom MacGillvary on bass and Gordon Roach on drums. Tom can literally mesmerize the crowd with his smooth agility and swift notes, while leaving your very foundation shook. His funk is impeccable, deft and accents Gord’s solid back beat, that while dazzling with artistic and superlative stick work, is the supreme muscle of the operation and steeped in potent force. The Persuaders are indestructible. Their chemistry is undeniable, their energy unmatched. Their relationship with their audience is ardent and laced with charisma and influence. These are the boys that bring you the ‘backstage boogie in your hometown bar’ and continue to bring home the gold.

More Info: http://www.geocities.com/persuaders2001

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