This Is A Standoff -- A name almost as long as the distance that separates these four guys. Although formed from opposite sides of the country, this band still manages to get together to write music, tour, and even have a pint or two.
After the demise of one of Canada's hardest working punk bands, Belvedere, Steve and Graham were set on starting a new project and getting back on the road. In the summer of 2006, they recruited John (Forty Cent Fix) all the way from Ottawa. For over a month, Steve and John spent their time working construction, watching The Sopranos, and writing some hot blazing tracks.
In November, the band released two demo songs, "Silvio" and "Better Than All Of Us", through their Myspace page, and received an overwhelming response from listeners worldwide. With the recent addition of Corey (Deville, Inventing The Wheel) on bass, the band has been hard at work writing and rehearsing twelve songs, which will appear on the band's debut release later this year.
But first things first, the band will be hitting the road for nearly a month in Europe this spring to give people a sample of the new band and the new songs. With a fresh start, This Is A Standoff is ready to take over the world.