Posts Tagged ‘Grace Nocturnal’

When I first moved to Victoria back in 2003…there was a popular local band we used to play on The Zone called Grace Nocturnal. The lead singer was a dude named Marty Zylstra.  The band would eventually dissolve and the members would move on to other projects.

Marty ended up in Vancouver where he fronted a band called Sweetheart.  I remember hearing their cut “See You On the Weekend” on an old Starbucks compilation.

He is now operating as a solo performer.  His new single is called “Brighton.”

here is what he writes on a press release:

Carl Davis (the Left, the Pompadoors) produced this new three song EP in an old school and almost Nashville style studio session where the songs were finished on the studio floor with only the best Vancouver based studio musicians. 

Mixed by Mr. Davis and mastered by Sean McGee (the Beatles, John Lennon) at Abbey Road Studios this initial offering shows three sides of Marty’s personality which includes an affinity for British culture, lyrical themes of a vision of past life lessons and future domestic bliss, and a sheer twisted humour.
Go with yourself.

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An email from my homeboy Matt let me know that Rolla Olak will be opening for Vince Vaccaro on March 15th at Sugar Nightclub.

Zoners of a certain vintage year will remember a band of the month called Grace Nocturnal.  Then he joined Boy, a Canadian indie band of the mid-2000s.  They had a couple modern rock radio hits including this 2004 jam, “Up In This Town.”

These days, Rolla (who I believe is based out of Vancouver?) is doing a solo thing.  I’ve been listening to  his latest record Western Heart today and really feeling the song “Rainy Day.”  What a perfect sad, raining day song to dream about your crush to (or dwell on a love that went south?).

Go with yourself.

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