"SONIC BOOM", release in May of 2018 -- is the band's third record and offers listeners an inspirational "rock opera" concept album chronicling the breaking of a rock band and the highs and lows along the journey to success.
"We wrote the track the title track "Sonic Boom" as that moment in a young person’s life when they throw caution to the wind, and set out on their spiritual 'pie in the sky' journey—no holds barred, full speed ahead, with all the dedication, determination and faith of a wide-eyed child. The song pulls on influences from bands like U2 and the Cranberries, Broken Social Scene and Oasis", says lead singer and ATB principle songwriter, Jacqueline Auguste.
"Sonic Boom (radio edit) hit #4 on the iTunes Rock Chart for Canada the week of Sept 10th, winning them an award from the INDIE MUSIC HALL OF FAME, as well as having won two gold medal Global Music Awards for the album, including Best Rock Band, and Best Rock Album; the band was nominated for four Josie Music Awards (JMA's) and attended the awards show in Dollywood in September, 2018. ATB was also nominated for a Covenant Award from GMA Canada for "Best Pop Rock Album" 2018.
ATB produced a three-video series of LIVE IN STUDIO SESSIONS recently at TRENCH STUDIOS in Toronto with MC2 Music Media, including three songs off their award-winning album SONIC BOOM.
Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning "Canadiana" rock band of multi-instrumentalist musicians who seamlessly combine creative talents to push their pop-rock sounds to the edge of the rock 'n roll envelope with rootsie influences from roots, pop and classic rock that create the band's signature indie rock sound.
With harmonious power vocals & catchy electric guitar riffs, Across The Board brings a high energy show to live audiences and uniquely clever videos to their growing Youtube channel of over 600 videos--including several weekly series "Pick Up & Play" - collaborate cover series, "Kitchen Sessions" - musical cooking show, "Caravan Karaoke", "ATB At Rehearsal", "Acoustic Jams" and "ATB Live" on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
ACROSS THE BOARD DISCOGRAPHY
ATB's debut album, "Jane On Fire" demonstrated the Toronto indie rockers' musical chemistry of smooth transitions, lush harmonies and infectious lead electric guitar riffs.
From a core genre of "rock" to a more rootsy, indie vibe with pop edges, ATB offers the soul-soothing sing-along catchiness that is fast becoming the their signature sound. Since 2016, ATB has played to sold-out crowds at some of Toronto's more notable musical venues including, Hard Rock Cafe. The Piston, Cameron House, The Opera House, Mod Club, The Bovine The Hideout, Revival and The Infamous Horseshoe Tavern--never failing to please live music fans and local crowds.
ATB HAS AN ACTIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL WITH OVER 600 VIDEOS
COMING MARCH 22, 2019
WILD ONES - the new album from Across The Board. Produced and recorded by MC2 Music Media in Toronto, Canada-- WILD ONES is a collection of guitar-driven indie rock songs with lush harmonies, catchy riffs and pensive lyrics presenting the story of the lone wolf who strives for independence but understands the need for a supportive pack--a safe place to fall.
"Amends" was released in 2017 and marked the beginning of the band's first cross-Canada tour--in celebration of Canada 150. The three song concept album was kicked off by "Don't Drag Me Down"-- a retro-vibe surf rock track that was released on International Women's Day, March 8, 2017, on the heels of the global women's march in early 2017. Featured on the International Women's Day website, the song presents a message of strength and resolve to stand up to bullies and policy-makers who would marginalize or repress those without a strong voice.
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The band produced their first high production music video with MC2 Music Media in Toronto to the second release off "Amends", "Are You Really Here" - a haunting rock ballad that explores that period of disbelief immediately after loss, death or a breakup. See video below:
The band's second official music video came with their recent album SONIC BOOM:
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Best Rock Album"
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