This instalment of our monthly series we are featuring Alex Shenton of Saskatoon’s Bastard Poetry and Ian Reid from Guelph!
Alex Shenton of Bastard Poetry
Bastard Poetry is a high-energy acoustic based rock band that has been steadily carving a name for themselves across western Canada. Their goal is simple; give people a beat to move their feet to, melody to wash the dust of everyday life away, and raw poetry to elicit emotion. All originally hailing from differing small towns we have become a band of friends united by a common dream. We all intend to become inspirational and functional artists, so that our musical passion can become a lifestyle rather than just a hobby. We pride ourselves on playing each show with the spirit and feeling as if it could be our last.
Ian Reid is a singer-songwriter living in his hometown of Rockwood, Ontario. Ian has a passion for a good story and the poignancy of everyday life in small communities. Ian’s songwriting reflects what we can and can’t change and often leaves listeners remarking on the parallels to his lyrics with their own lives. http://www.ianreid.ca/