Artists Name/Band: Scarecrowz
Music Genre: Metal
Other Genres: Hard Rock
Websites or Social Media Pages
Music Submit: http://www.musicsubmit.com/Scarecrowz
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N1M updates: https://www.numberonemusic.com/
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Mix exposure: https://www.mixposure.com/scarecrowz/audio
TikTok : https://www.tiktok.com/@scarecrowzband
SCARECROWZ is a four piece hard rock band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The band formed in 2000 and has been a regular mainstay on the scene there. They have performed regularly and toured southern Ontario and western Quebec. The group has received airplay in Germany, the U.K., the U.S. as well as in their home country. Influenced from bands like Kiss, Metallica and Godsmack, the band has gone on to many accolades from finalists in Emergenza band contests to top songs on ReverbNation and N1M websites. The band is currently recording a follow up to their last effort, “Refuel” released in early 2018.
SCARECROWZ is:Ger Madden – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar Julian Leblanc – Bass Guitar, VocalsReno D’Santie – Lead Guitar, Vocals Sebastien Christensen – Drums, Vocals
Scarecrowz has performed in Canada with several other popular artists, such as Anvil, Warrior Soul, and Killer Dwarves. The Band has also performed live at the Rail and Chocolate Festival in front of a thousand people at Centennial Park in Smith Falls as well as backing other artists at countless music festivals around the Ottawa area.
Even with the majority of their time spent touring and performing live, the band has still found time to record seven of their own albums. Their debut album, “Of Wind And Shadow”, was independently released in 2001. This includes all their releases including interest from Cashbox in 2013 for their “Uprising” album. Additionally, Scarecrowz’ music has been licensed by ITNS Music for use in their promotional pursuits.
Scarecrowz recently has been working on their seventh recording entitled “Dusk of Another Dawn.” The album carries on the tradition of the Drop C rockin’ sound and Scarecrowz’ musical vision with feature new influences from Christensen and D’Santie.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
We’re Hard Rock. Actually I would say we’re between a Rock and a Metal place. Modern Hard Rock with a classic Rock feel.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Our original bass player thought we needed something like a mascot. He thought of a scarecrow as he and I were forming the band around Halloween. We liked the idea and it more or less morphed into the name of the band. Scarecrow, then Scare crows, then finally Scarecrows. I likened the movie “The Warriors” to us, a sort of rag tag group and that’s how we settled on the name. We revised the name of the band to Scarecrowz (with a z at the end) in 2006 as we discovered other acts that had similarly spelt names.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Well, when we formed the band, we didn’t want to be another 12 bar blues rock band. Our influences varied from Metallica to Kiss. At the time of formation, we were drawing on influences from Stone Temple Pilots, Creed, Godsmack and Disturbed. For myself, I’ve always listened to all kinds of music. I have personally been influenced by particular members in bands. Paul Stanley, Rob Halford, Tommy Shaw, Lindsey Buckingham, Roger Hodgson, etc.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Well, we are currently rehearsing and auditioning drummers right now. Once we finalize the lineup, we’ll be booking shows. We’re hoping to do this by September so we can properly promote our latest album, “Dusk Of Another Dawn” which we release in early March 2021. We’ve already started writing for the next album and hope to start recording again either later this year or early next.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Well, at this time, recording, writing and performing is what we mainly do. We’re still in this pandemic and everything isn’t fully open so we’re taking advantage of promoting the album online until we can play live again. As for goals, I think we’re doing it, but yeah, mainly want to get out there again and do alot of shows.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
I have so many…LOL. Well, I guess for the new album, “Let’s Party Tonight” as it’s short and sweet and really gets people going. Really hard to pick though since each song has it’s own vibe, ya know. Songs are like your children…you love them all.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Well, trying to get a record deal was the biggest one in the beginning. We actually Auditioned for 3 back in 2005 only to be told “We love the songs, the voice, the band, but we’re looking for a 1968-1974 vibe”. I don’t regret the experience, but it just demonstrated to me, We need to do things on our own terms. We’re not going to wait around or pursue the record companies really because they aren’t really interested in us anyway. I would say our second challenge is keeping a steady lineup. We’ve had about 26 band member changes over the years so that has held us back from doing more, but we persevere. Going into our 21st year now and we’re not going to quit anytime soon.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
There is none. a song can start with a riff, a lyric or a chorus. No rhyme or reason. Lately, I would say I write a song musically first and then add the lyrics after. I used to ride the buses and trains to work and on those routes, i would write lyrics. I just look for the right fit and adjust when applying lyrics to music.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Big time. it’s the main avenue for getting your name out there now. I mean I don’t poster streets anymore when you make better headway connecting with people on the internet. I find its been easier to promote shows and content that way.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Oh, lately again, I will listen to whatever I like. I like Foo Fighters Medicine at Midnight, Pretty Reckless death by rock and roll, but I’ve also been listening to Dua Lipa. I’ll listen to Anne Murray one moment and then Metallica the next.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Well, it’s been a show process. I wrote my first lyric at I think 12, lyrically my first song at 14, musically at 15. I don’t think i really wrote anything good until I was into my early 20’s. I was a late bloomer so didn’t get into my first band until i was about 21. I was kinda of a shy kid anyway so again, a long process to get from point A to B.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Tenacity. I mean who cares if you make it or not, If music is your passion, you just do it. Not for others, for yourself. I don’t know where i would be if I didn’t have this as an outlet. It soothes the soul. I play it, listen to it, watch it live, etc. I don’t know what the future models hold, but right now, practice your art, get better at it, put it out there when you feel ready and then promote the hell out of yourself/it! LOL
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I think the Music Companies should have gotten on earlier with digital music. they lost out and the industry collapsed. I mean it’s great the have a more level playing field now, but I have to do so much legwork, it would have been nice to have a company behind you taking care of some stuff.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Most important. Who cares if some or a lot of people like what you’re doing. if it’s you, that’s what matters. I love all the acts that came before me, but I don’t want to sound like them. I take them in and make it my own. If you hear something in our music that reminds you of something before, great, it’s probably an influence, but we don’t copy anyone.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Come check us out online and listen for yourself if you like us or not. I think we play great hard rock music in Drop C tuning and would love to grow our fanbase and meet new people. Looking forward to getting out there and doing shows again so hopefully see you soon!!