The Shallow Seas.
Who is in your band?
We consist of three of upstanding gentlemen; Steven Bertolo on bass, Jasper Bendici on guitar & vocals, and Vincent Festa on the drums & vocals as well.
Where are you from?
The three of us live in a smaller city just north of Toronto in Woodbridge, Ontario.
How would you describe yourselves?
We can’t, and even if we could, it would be an incoherent, chaotic, clutter of worlds. We’re just a few friends brought together by a love for music… “Just as few lost souls swimmin’ in a fish bowl, year after year.”
Who are your main influences musically?
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and The Beatles are some that come to mind, but too many more to list them all… Definitely can’t leave out Hendrix.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We just want to be able to do our thing and play our music wherever we’re allowed for as long as we can as loud as we can. Obviously the dream is to be touring around the world playing in sold-out venues, but realistically speaking we want to keep creating music that we love and hope that others feel what we feel when we play for them; music is about bringing people together after all.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
It sounds funny to even be using the word career because of how fresh everything still is. Playing our first gig together as a band was a pretty cool experience and recently we put out our first EP ‘Into the Barrow’ which we’re really excited about. Any time you’re doing something new or something you’ve never done there’s a level of anxiety and excitement that comes with it.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We had some studio time a few months and we got to record a couple of songs free of charge. That was a great experience… until something happened to the work we did in those few weeks and could not recover the material from the studio, which was rough.
If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
The song the best represents our music would probably be ‘Many Faces’ which is a track off the EP (Into the Barrow). ‘Many Faces’ is arguably our best song at this point (or so we think) and it’s one that a lot of work went into, maybe more than any of our other songs. The format of the song is pretty cool and not something you see too much in music these days. The key there is differentiation, something we want to achieve as a band with our music.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your band?