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.
Born and raised in the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Damien grew up in a musical family, and started singing and playing guitar from an early age. As a teenager, he played in several bands, varying from classic rock to heavy metal. He moved to Toronto, Canada in 2008, and progressively played music in various settings, which has taught him to adapt to different styles of music, including rock, reggae, blues and jazz. He is excited to be a part of ATB and is looking forward to the wild ride ahead!
Band Biography: Across The Board
Alt Pop Rock
Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian pop rock/Americana band of multi-instrumentalist musicians with over 160 Youtube videos, debut album and an upcoming EP, 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” last spring. 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 newest 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 will be traveling across Canada as part of the “Artist On Board” with Via Rail this summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
Across The Board’s upcoming EP “Amends” will also include the tracks “Broken In Time” and “Are You Really Here” as well as remixes of all three songs for play in clubs and dance radio programs. Having played to sold out crowds in and around Toronto, Canada, one of the hottest cities for live music in North America, the band is excited to bring the ATB vibe beyond the Canadian borders onto the global stage.
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. Paul Nanuwa, drummer and co-writer, sings, plays bass and keys and composes. 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, Damien, the newest addition to the group, plays lead guitar and sings—coming from a jazz and gospel background.
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
"Across The Board continues to impress with “Don’t Drag Me Down” – another top-shelf, single-worthy tune from a reliable band with an ever-expanding catalog growing full of them already."
"ATB... are one of those rare and inspired groups of songwriters and performers who possess both a skewed, profound outlook and a warm, open heart."
"It instantly lures the listener in thanks to its killer electric guitar riffs, and front-woman Jacqueline Auguste's strong lead vocals, which are reminiscent of Grammy-winning country songstress LeAnn Rimes...It earns two thumbs up."
Born and raised in Leicester, England, Paul moved to Toronto, Canada when he was 12 years old. Paul is a co-writer and drummer for ATB and has performed on many stages around the world from concert theatre shows to festival stages. His repertoire of instruments include drums/percussion, guitar, bass, keys as well as East Indian percussion. Paul has the keen ability to pick up any instrument and make it sound the way it should. Ever since he can remember, Paul always enjoyed singing and has been involved in choirs and jazz vocal groups. Paul joined Across The Board in 2014 from his love of a good challenge and his desire to share his passion for music with positive like minded individuals.
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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