"...lead by vocalist, Shauna Meloche, The Harvest takes you on a journey through a sea change of musical highs, exposing the audience to a cornucopia of styles and influences brought from the roots of each member."
Thursday, June 20 - Princeton Pub, Vancouver $5 @ the door - 9 PM (1901 Powell St)
Saturday, July 6 - Columbia Theatre - New Westminster
Cirque Nocturna: An Evening on the Vancouver Scene
The Columbia Theatre, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada April 12, 2013
This is a big evening for Adam Todd and his band, Vancouver metallers Celestial Ruin. Dubbed Cirque Nocturna, the night will showcase three local acts, and Todd himself is the promoter and organizer. This evening is the culmination of a lot of hard work and effort on his part and the parts of those who support not only Celestial Ruin, but male-fronted hard rock band TheMightyOne, and female-fronted rockers The Harvest. Originally, symphonic metal diva Leah was on the bill, but disappointingly backed out a week before the show. The Harvest, a band Todd knows from the local jam scene, came in to fill her place.
First up, The Harvest, a four-piece band fronted by young dynamo Shauna Meloche. I couldn’t get much of a sense of their style during their sound check, although Shana did belt out a line during her mic check that nearly threw me out of my chair. Oh, what a treat I was in for, though. The Harvest blew me away! One reviewer said of them, “The Harvest takes you on a journey through a sea change of musical highs, exposing the audience to a cornucopia of styles and influences brought from the roots of each member.” This is an excellent description. Their songs are unlike anything I’ve ever heard before, with laid back bluesy sections and fast, hard, and heavier choruses. The vocal lines are complex, and Shauna belts it like Janis Joplin. This young woman has a huge voice - she could put some metal sirens to shame, I think. Live, she kind of reminded me of Vancouver’s Unleash the Archers’ Brittney Slayes with her power and energy, but with a jazzy, funky edge. The Harvest would be a great foreshadow for what was to come; on stage they are a charismatic bunch to watch. I can see the energy exchange between the band members, while each of them finds his or her own groove and put their souls into their performances. I love watching Shauna bounce around on stage. I am a bit sad when their set comes to an end, because I want more! Vancouver peeps, if you have an opportunity to see The Harvest live, do it - you won’t be disappointed!
The Harvest - Live From Aurora Studios
The guys from VanMusic.ca came up to Aurora Studios and filmed us jamming out our song, Playing With The Boys. Last week we were in the studio tracking drum tracks for a full album production of this tune, along with four others, at Blue Wave Studios in Vancouver. Look forward to these babies in the future. Here's a neat little live video, and a sneak peak of one of our new songs.
Wow, first time out and Ruin Entertainment’s inaugural show was a very successful and entertaining night. Adam Todd’s inspiration to get out with an all ages show for local artists, Celestial Ruin, The Mighty One and The Harvest, proved to be a great night at the Rock Show. The event was very well turned out. There were a lot of young fans mixed in with regulars of Symphonic Metal greats ‘Celestial Ruin‘, Power Rock’s ‘The Mighty One’ and the up and coming groove artists ‘The Harvest.’
Tonight opened with a newer band I was not familiar with but put on an incredible high energy set. The Harvest, showcasing lead singer Shauna who literally jumped up on the stage and grabbed our attention right away! They had a stand in drummer too. Thanks to Celestial Ruin’s loan of a drum set. Great opening act, Yeah Baby!
Yes, the venue, The famous Columbia Theatre was a new location for this music guy but what an excellent venue for a Rock Show! Great acoustics, stylish chandeliers, tiered table rows, all for that VIP feel and great viewing pleasure. The staff were incredible, the service at our seats and the food and beverages were fantastic. Hat’s off to The Columbia Theatre, I’ll highly recommend this venue for a great night out. Thank-you again to dear friends Joan and Chris for helping with getting to tonight’s Show.
Shauna and Darren sat down in the studio over the Canada Day long weekend to play around with an acoustic ragtime song.
Excited with The Harvest's newest song being mixed and mastered, Shauna pieced together a fun video from iPhone footage captured during a recent practice.
Ultra-ghetto homemade video for our song, A Pothead's Life. Thanks to all the good people who like to film themselves doing shit...We are not responsible for these people's actions, nor anything said..it's just a song, relax man!
EP Release Party - March 22
If you are in the Vancouver area, come join us at The Railway Club on March 22 to celebrate a new release! Doors are at 9 PM and the party starts beforehand! 510 Seymour Street, Vancouver. Join the Facebook event online at: http://www.facebook.com/events/120967211411676