Redgy Blackout ~
There’s no band quite like Redgy Blackout. Duo Scott Perrie and Jeremy Breaks form a perfect musical union to produce music that ranges from edgy and intense to melodic and lush, but the secret is in their heart. The passion, theatrics and humor intertwined with their songwriting and musicianship has earned them gushing reviews and airplay, while their undying devotion to their craft has landed the band in a top 20 slot in the Peak Performance Project in both 2011 and 2012. The same heart and devotion led the duo to become involved with the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s music therapy program, and they have raised over $1700 to date from the sale of the single “When You Were A Kid” (self-titled EP, 2011) and a Vancouver fundraiser concert.
Redgy Blackout has an sensational sound; roots-rock juiced up with a bit of pop, incendiary guitar, impeccable banjo, tenacious trumpet, and vibrant and passionate vocals. They love to keep their audiences engaged, and have produced several impressive music videos on minimal budgets. Perrie and Breaks have been collaborating since they met at an open jam in Vancouver in 2007. Both grew up around music, Perrie through choir, the theatre and his grandfathers ’61 Gibson J45, and Breaks through teen punk/metals bands and growing up in his father’s music store in Prince George. The duo’s musical vision came together with their 2009 debut The Leap, and in 2010 they recorded the EP, Meet You On The Other Side with the popular upbeat track “Like Penguins Do”.
Their third recording, a self titled EP was released in July 2011, produced by Elisa Pangsaeng, and mixed by Tom Dobrzanski (Said The Whale, We Are The City). From busking on the streets of Vancouver to “killin’ it” at clubs and festivals, including Harrison Festival for the Arts, Summerfest and the Harmony Arts Festival, they always get people moving to the beat. The bands three releases have been heard on CBC and community radio across the nation, and have enjoyed nothing but positive reviews from the critics.