Have you ever heard what it sounds like when angels and demons launch melodies and harmonies at each other across a gorge filled with lust, madness, and a thousand dead souls beating on drums? Well….Burning Daisy might be something like that…
This dynamic foursome is a torrent of infectiously sinister guitar riffs floating between powerful haunting vocals, heavy crashing drums, and a haze of rumbling baselines.
The story of Burning Daisy begins in early 2012, with the meeting of musical minds Liz Pomeroy and Al Pujo.
Vocalist Pomeroy who was born in Ireland, moved to Calgary from Ottawa, in 2011 and was looking to start on a new musical adventure out west. She has been involved in numerous projects across the Atlantic as well as gigging in Ottawa before her move to Calgary.
Bass player Pujo has played in Calgary bands for over 14 years, and found himself bouncing around from jam to jam and project to project unable to find the right musical fit.
Pomeroy and Pujo met over a frosty pint at Local 510, on Calgary’s Red Mile in January 2012 — there was an instant rapport between the two. They decided to begin creating music together.
Shortly after, the Irish front woman connected Russ Edworthy through a mutual friend. Edworthy brought a decade of experience as a songwriter and guitarist. The group of three set to work on writing songs, and creating a fledgling album.
But the trio needed a fourth — a drummer. After working their way through numerous percussion artists, a Calgary community of musicians connected Pujo with Jon Blaskovich — a talented and well seasoned drummer. His inspiring and hard hitting style was a welcome addition to the group.
In March of 2013, the missing piece in their signature sound was discovered, right under the nose of bassist Pujo. His longtime friend and former band mate — musical genius Jonny Vincent. A long time Calgary musician, and sound engineer, he was brought in as a second guitarist, adding a welcome touch of flair, and completing the “wall of sound” sound that Burning Daisy had been looking for.
In early April, Burning Daisy pooled their hard-earned cash from shows to put together a self-titled single. Working with the technical mastery of Ian Dillon from Electric Park Studios, Burning Daisy recorded three tracks for the single.
With their usual tenacity, Burning Daisy are due back in the studio in late April and early May of 2013 to record a new full length LP to replace their album lost in legal limbo in 2012.
Along with working furiously to write new material in preparation for the new album — the band will be part of the Doomination Tour, June 1 to June 9, 2013. .
Burning Daisy are also currently working on booking a fall tour in eastern and central Canada, as well as a short European tour in spring 2014.
Burning Daisy are:
Liz Pomeroy Vocals
Jonny Vincent Guitar
Al Pujo Bass
Jonny Blaskovich Drums