With a name like The Grand, this rock trio has no option but to deliver an impressive album and energetic onstage performance.
The Grand is comprised of talented Vancouver musicians; Dallas Norrie on vocals and rhythm guitar, Anthony Fiddler on lead guitar and Jonny Wiebe on drums.
Norrie and Wiebe were introduced by Ryan Stead, guitar player for The Latency and producer of The Grand’s newest tracks; “Running from You” and “One Last Time.” Immediately the two shared a musical chemistry and were elated when they found Fiddler to fill the role of lead guitarist. The three have now come together to write, record and rehearse for their upcoming anticipated debut release set out Fall 2011.
Often compared to Chris Cornell and Scott Stapp, Norrie feels that The Grand is a perfect project to showcase his vocal abilities. Fiddler has been harnessing his metal skills for over 5 years including a stint with local band “DeathPop” and has gained influences from his older brother who plays in the successful rock band "The Veer Union". Wiebe’s experience with successful recording artists The Latency, a national touring act opening for the likes of Hedley, State of Shock, Marianas Trench, Faber Drive has helped him gain not only industry knowledge but national notoriety.
Together the three have created a young Rock band which will be sure to catch your attention. The Grand challenges you to come to an upcoming show and be the judge yourself, or go home.
Band MembersDallas Norrie:
A natural born singer and avid songwriter, Dallas Norrie has been singing since he could speak. Blessed with a vocal ability and style inherited from his talented mother, Dallas believes that he was put on this earth solely to sing for the masses. Having played in various bands since middle school, Dallas believes The Grand is finally showcasing his vocal potential and ability to create ear-catching melodies.
Often caught talking in technical musical equipment lingo, Anthony Fiddler is impressive with both his knowledge of and ability on the guitar. Former member of the hardcore metal/pop outfit "DeathPop", Fiddler has been harnessing his technical metal skills for over 5 years and been playing guitar since age 11. With DeathPop suffering the loss of a member, they decided to call it quits after several months of trying to find the right player. With his brother, James Fiddler, playing in successful modern rock band "Veer Union", Anthony had always thought about playing in a hard rock band. "I wanted to challenge myself", Fiddler recalls. "I was used to playing and writing guitar for metal and the idea of focusing my energy into writing guitar parts for rock interested me.
Jonny Wiebe can barely remember a day before playing the drums. “Before I had a drumset, my mom would let me set up the pots and pans and let me hit them with wood stirring spoons. Little did she know how much noise would soon fill that house after I fell in love with the drums.” Gaining much professionalism from playing with The Latency and touring with acts like Hedley, State of Shock, Faber Drive, Marianas Trench, Wiebe doesn't mess around. Remembering the rush of playing in front of large crowds, Wiebe believes that he knows what it takes to make it in the music industry: "You have to be Grand."