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The Thick of It


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The Thick of It refers to a Rock Band from Vancouver and the BAFTA award winning BBC TV Series.

1. Vancouver rock act, The Thick of It create music that relay messages of hope, courage, struggles with the dark side of life and the triumph that can come out of being honest with oneself. Garth (vocals) and Rob Wade (drums) both formerly of JAR/Flybanger (Columbia/Sony 1996-2001) gained international notoriety in the late 90’s with tracks like “Weapon” & “Cavalry” which are still heard on commercial and internet radio today. Guitarist Michael Johnston played with Garth and Rob in Killrhythm (‘05 - ‘09) and bassist Russ Bergquist (formerly of Annihilator) joined TTOI late ‘08 during the band’s demo recording sessions for their 5 song “Destroyed” EP (Ear Art Music Studios - Producer Tim Neuhaus). Guitarist Alex Roque (Fallen Phoenix) was added to TTOI’s lineup Fall 2009 to round out their “thick” live sound. The Thick of It’s debut full length album “First Day of Death” was recorded Summer 2009 at Nimbus School of Recording Arts owned by famed producer Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mudvayne) and digitally released July 2010.

Garth sums up meaning behind the title track - “It’s a hard & heavy song that tells the story about courage and overcoming one’s weaknesses. The song is about the first day of your new life and the last day of your old life. It’s about having the courage to take a positive step to be who you really are.” The Thick of It’s music reaches deep down to your primal core serving up a blend of modern rock acoustic tracks like “See Me Now” & “Amazed” and hard n’ fast tracks like “Best Friend”.

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