Jacqueline Auguste (founding member)
Born and raised in Camrose, Alberta, having moved to Toronto in 2002, Jacqueline comes from a concert/stage band background and is a multi-instrumentalist, playing a variety of woodwinds including oboe, flute and saxophone; drums/percussion, and various stringed things including guitar, ukelele, mandolin, cello, piano and ukelele. Jacqueline is the lead-singer and principle songwriter for ATB, as well as taking lead on the creative aspect of Youtube channel video recording and editing. Classically trained in jazz, big band standards and classics, Jackie brings a well-rounded musical background to this innovative and eclectic group of Canadian musicians.
Jacqueline Auguste - vocals/guitar
Andy Ramjattan - bass
Martin Heller - keyboards
Ben Healey - lead guitar
Ryan Souza - drums
Tash Lorayne & Shezelle Weekes - vocals
Band Biography: Across The Board
Alt Pop Rock
Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian pop rock band of multi-instrumentalist musicians with over 500 Youtube videos, debut album, a concept EP and now a second full length album, SONIC BOOM, who seamlessly combine creative talents to push their pop-rock sounds to the edge of the rock 'n roll envelope with harmonious power vocals and catchy electric guitar riffs. Forged from garage jams and basement Youtube sessions, “Across The Board” finally broke out of the internet box with their debut album “Jane On Fire” in 2016. A collection of rootsie rock and pop-rock beats, “Jane On Fire” earned ATB critical acclaim for the single “Indifference” which also became their first track to hit the FM radio waves and launch them to a number one spot on the Reverbnation charts in Canada for pop/rock as well as winning them an Akademia Music Award for best pop/rock/Americana song in 2016.
ATB's EP, "AMENDS", is a concept album centered around the theme of facing one's demons and resentments in order to break free of the restraints of past mistakes. The first single,”Don’t Drag Me Down”—a fresh pop rock track with a nod to classic rock riffs—offers listeners an upbeat addictive progressive beat, layered vocal harmonies and a sparing use of musical dynamics to keep the listener engaged to the very end. Featured on the International Women's Day website, and having received an Akademia Music Award, “Don't Drag Me Down" is currently playing on US College Radio, internet and terrestrial FM radio in Canada and internationally including Australia, Brazil and Europe.
ATB was featured at Canadian Music Week in April of 2017, and tooured across Canada as part of the “Artist On Board” with Via Rail last summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. ATB also toured Newfoundland and Vancouver in the summer of 2017 with their EP AMENDS and will be touring Canada again this summer with their newest full length album SONIC BOOM.
Across The Board’s newest full length album "Sonic Boom" was released May 4th at THE HIDEOUT in Toronto, Canada - in conjunction with a CD release by rock powerhouse Jessica Speziale. See FULL PRESS RELEASE AND TRACK DOWNLOAD LINK HERE.
Across The Board has won several independent music awards for SONIC BOOM - including two gold medal Global Music Awards with a feature on the GMA website, an Akademia Music Award and two nominations for Josie Music Awards--with the award show in Dollywood in September.
Band Members: Jacqueline Auguste, lead vocalist and songwriter for Across The Board, comes from a concert and stage band background and plays multiple instruments from sax to flute to guitars and keys. Bass guitarist Andy, comes from a drumming background and took up bass once the band moved from the internet world out into live performances. And finally, our support crew includes Jessica Speziale on backing vocals, Ben Healey on electric guitar and Martin Heller on keys as well as Kurt Dickson on drums.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEBSITE LINKS -
ACROSS THE BOARD
Watch us and subscribe on Youtube: http://youtube.com/atbmusiccanada
Please Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acrosstheboardproductions
Follow us on Twitter: @ATBmusicCanada https://twitter.com/ATBmusicCanada
Hear us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/across-the-board-music
Check us out on Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/acrosstheboardmusic
Visit us at iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/across-the-board/id719845554
Stalk us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/acrosstheboardband
Read our blog: http://acrosstheboardmusic.wordpress.com
Patronize us at Patreon: http://patreon.com/acrosstheboard
Buy our tunes at BandCamp: http://acrosstheboardmusic.bandcamp.com
Playlist us on Spotify: Spotify
http://acrosstheboardmusic.ca - ATBs official website
http://acrosstheboardband.ca - ATB’s electronic press kit
http://acrosstheboard.band - ATB's wordpress blog
http://pickupandplay.tv - ATBs Youtube fanpage
http://janeonfire.ca - ATBs full length debut album
TOUR DATES: https://tourbox.songkick.com/artists/8756314/calendar
Andy Ramjattan (founding member)
Andy has been playing guitar in various forms, from acoustic to bass and electric, in and around Toronto for most of his life. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Andy has a keen sense of rhythmn and has often doubled as a percussionist for ATB's acoustic songs and gigs. Andy is a co-founder of Across The Board with Jacqueline and manages the equipment and staging of the band's performances and videos, heading the ATB crew of lifelong neighborhood friends who make up the band's supporting cast of characters.
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