Short & Sweet Bio (Press)
Boondock has been one of Vancouver Island's top Country-Rock bands for over 12 years. Musicians include Mark Western (21 Guns) on lead guitar , Gary Langen (Kick Axe) on drums, Shaun Weima (Ianspotting)on bass guitar, and front woman Amanda Hicks (Barnside Alchemy) on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. With this roster, Boondock brings Rock & Roll, and Country music together, in a high energy, fun filled performance, that will keep you dancing from beginning to end.
Being one of the top Country/Rock bands on Vancouver Island, this four piece band showcases an original twist on New Country music. Front woman Amanda Hicks' original vocals, and song writing, has created quite a buzz wherever they perform.
The band started in 2009, when Amanda's love for Country music took over. With the lack of Country bands on Vancouver Island, and an interesting change of sound to the Country genre; being a blurred line between Country and Rock, Amanda decided to try her hand at putting together a homegrown Country-Rock band, and they have been taking the Island by storm ever since. "Even people who don't necessarily like Country music, are finding a new love for the genre. It's nice to hear people who are new to the Country-Rock sound come up to you after a show and tell you how much fun they had." Says Amanda.
Amanda was soon joined by an incredibly talented team: Mark Western (21 Guns), shredding on lead guitar, and the Rhythm section of Boondock, consists of the strong, well rehearsed beats of Gary Langen (Kick Axe), and on bass, the very talented Shaun Weima (Ianspotting), who has recently relocated to the Comox Valley, from Kingston Ontario.
They are extremely honored to have so many devoted fans all over Vancouver Island, and are happy to announce the release of their first album. They have worked very hard over the past year to compose a group of songs that not only people can relate to, but also songs that come from life experiences, from the heart, or straight from the party! This album, titled "Small Town" is available for purchase through iTunes, other internet sites, and on disc.
"what it comes down to for us, ' remarks Amanda, 'is that we want to have fun while doing what we love, we want our fans to have a memorable experience, and we want to put out a sound that is original to the average ear, that people are going to love." Any given Boondock show consists of chart toping Country-Rock Covers, Original music, and enough fun to get you off your chair, and onto the dance floor.