"To put it simply, we're just ecstatic that these guys exist! It's kind of irrelevant that all members of RTC are in and around 15. It's like they've managed to not only skip right past puberty, but also adulthood, jumping straight into full on, ageless rock god status. This one comes 100% Sled Island guaranteed to make you smile. Stamped. No erasies."
Shawn Petsche, Sled Island Central, June 2008.
Favouring finesse to brute power, Random Task Collective continues to churn a furious flurry of nerdy rock-funk. Crossing boundaries in rock, funk, indie, acoustic, and Latin, an RTC signature incorporates one-part Weezer, two-parts Green Day, and a pinch of Billy Talent.
At 16, Calgary's teen jiggernauts RTC joined the ranks of the city's most recognized up-and-coming bands as winners of Calgary's Canadian Talent Development program, Xposure 2009 (X92.9 Harvard Broadcasting). RTC also founded the Collective concert series in 2008 - a performance and artist development hive for u18 artists and bands from in and around Calgary.
RTC has shared the 'shows that thrill' stage with artists as diverse as THE ARKELLS, THE LIONS, THE CRIPPLE CREEK FAIRIES, LINDSAY ELL, MICHAEL BERNARD FITZGERALD, GHOSTKEEPER, MAD COWBOYS, FRANKIE MCQUEEN, ZOEY'S CLOSET, folk artist CORT DELANO, rock-punk gurus FALLOUT FREQUENCY.
Band MembersConnor Harvey-Derbyshire, Bass + Lead Vocals
Ryan Keddy - Drums + Vocals
Jake Simard - Lead Guitar + Vocals
Shawn Savard - Keys + Rhythm Guitar