By Tiffany Leeson and Regina Sienra
If you’re familiar with the Toronto indie music scene, you must be familiar with Dwayne Gretzky. This shapeshifting cover band – that is way more than just a cover band – is well known for their energizing shows full of classic rock hits from the 70s to the 90s. It was perhaps time that sound permeated the careers of the members of this collective.
Nick Rose, lead singer and founding member of Dwayne Gretzky, has taken a step away from the covers for a minute with Teen Ravine, a side project that features strong elements of the 80s soft rock: From the sax solo to the Peter Gabriel-esque vocal riffs.
Joining Rose is Dan Griffin, former Arkells keyboardist-guitarist. Griffin left the Hamilton band in 2011, shortly after the release of the band’s sophomore album, Michigan Left. Griffin also has a solo career, and his latest EP came out in August 2013.
Teen Ravine’s first single is called “Friend of a Friend”. The song, which is available for stream on Spotify and purchase on iTunes, will also be part of the band’s EP with a yet-unannounced release date.
Check out “Friend of a Friend” by Teen Ravine below:
(Side Note: For those not in the Toronto Area; Not able to see Dwayne Gretzky in their glory, here is Southern Souls capture of their performance of Sledgehammer at the Horseshoe, February 12th, 2016)