Biography

There are at least 5 artists under Winston’s name:

1. Hunter Husar, formerly of Mahjongg, new solo project. His EP can be found @ http://windycitytelevision.com/Winston/indexff.html

2.
Canadian singer-songwriter Winston doesn’t take any shortcuts with his debut solo album, Limited. Recording the six-song EP on vintage analogue gear, Winston self-produced the new album without using any digital devices — no computers, no Pro Tools, not even a digital guitar tuner. The result is his celebrated introspective alt-pop, only grittier and at times haunting.

“I wanted to make something real, something human,” Winston says about his decision to skip industry standard recording methods that use computers to edit instruments, tune vocals and insert digital samples to craft music nowadays.

“Making an analogue record is a lot of work, but it’s way more creative,” he says, explaining all sounds and effects on the record are man-made, whether he’s singing in a reverb chamber, sabotaging a tack piano, or using a wind-up timer as a key feature of the title track.

“Besides, for an album this personal, I didn’t want it to sound perfect. Sometimes the feel is fucked-up and vulnerable, and I wanted to capture that vibe honestly, not just with my lyrics but with the music and recording as well.”

After releasing a critically acclaimed full-length album Passengers in 2004, West Coast music critics for the Province newspaper listed Winston as one of the top local acts, alongside indie giants Hot Hot Heat and the New Pornographers. “Winston is a joy to see live,” wrote Music Critic Kerry Gold of the Vancouver Sun.

Winston has since gone solo and produces other indie artists from his secret bunker in downtown Vancouver. He recently moved from his Main Street apartment and now lives on a small island minutes off the mainland.

Limited was recorded during the last days of 2006 at Mushroom Studios. The album was released by Aquarius Records in Spring 2007. A tour is in the works.


3.
Winston was a brazilian rock band formed in 1998 in the city of Porto Alegre.
Formed by singer/songwriter Tiago Ribeiro and his guitarist friend Nay, Winston had many different incarnations: longtime members Dudu Magalhães (lead guitar), Pedro Perurena (bass guitar) and Peter Gossweiller (drums). Shortime members as Cassiano Rodka (guitar) and Michele Goo (bass guitar). Zed Alves played in Peter’s place for a while and Marcos Ludwig played the bass after Perurena’s departure.

They only released a self-titled demo tape (1998) and a record called Recortes de Vidas Comuns (2002). They’re last show together was in 2004.

4.
Winston are Basti Bauer (bass, screenplay), David Eickmeier (guitar/vocals, choreography) and Thorben Doege (drums/backings, direction) from Wuppertal, Germany. Winston sound like Seattle during the good days. Winston sound like desert. Winston sound like rock; rock in caps. The three musicians combine the esprit and snot from bands like McLusky, Jesus Lizard and Nirvana and create sounds and feelings of splitting windows, an Elliott Smith -depression and Kafka-reading in the last suspension railway home.

Their EP “Porcupine” was released on Digital Kunstrasen net label in June 2007 and can be downloaded for free from the label’s web site.

5.
A British glam rock band who released a few singles in the 1970s.

6.
Winston is local Cleveland, Ohio area balls to the wall rock band, consisting of Ben Cox on Bass and Vocals, Aaron Doman on Guitar and backing vocals, and Vito Soto on the drums. Majorly talented, all with completely different musical influences, Winston brings a sound with the likes of which you may have never heard, but are sure to love.

Edited by vinnymack on 29 Feb 2012, 07:44

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