Take two high school friends. Challenge them to step out of their musical comfort zones, providing them with only a keyboard, a voice and a couple of laptops. Then, throw in a drummer. You’ll end up with BEATFACE, Toronto’s urban rock & roll band (without guitars).
It started as an experiment in 2006 when Paul, a singer, and Book, a producer, decided to create a sound that would be different from anything they had previously created. They paired introspective lyrics with a mix of electronic, rock and pop music and began to create the BEATFACE sound; one that is both catchy and thoughtful.
With the sound defined, they challenged themselves even more by adding a live drummer to the mix. Jonny, an experienced drummer who had already played in a variety of bands, was invited to join the group and create that new layer of sound. Used to working with a full band, Jonny readily accepted the challenge to work with a band where he would be playing the only acoustic instrument.
Giving their new electronic sound the appropriate edge, BEATFACE was solidified in mid 2011 with the release of ‘Amy,’ their debut EP.