"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.
"Best Rock Group"
"Best Rock Entertainer"
Best Rock Album"
"Best Rock Song"
CANADIAN ROCK BAND, ACROSS THE BOARD RELEASE NEW ALBUM "SONIC BOOM"
Released May 4th, 2018 "Sonic Boom" hits #4 on iTunes Canada Rock Charts in September 2018, and gets an Indie Music Hall Of Fame award, and wins Two GLOBAL music award gold medals as well as four Josie Music Awards nominations and a GMA CANADA Covenant Award nomination 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.
ATB HAS AN ACTIVE YOUTUBE CHANNEL WITH OVER 550 VIDEOS
Across The Board joined forces with powerhouse rocker Jessica Speziale for the SONIC AWAKENING ACOUSTIC TOUR - traveling through Southern Ontario and beyond this summer and fall. What an exciting time it was! Check out our VLOGS here.
"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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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 country, classic rock and blues that create the band's signature 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 550 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 pop rockers' musical chemistry of smooth transitions, lush harmonies and infectious lead electric guitar riffs.
From a core genre of "pop rock" to a more rootsy, indie vibe; 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, 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.
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