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 Andre, a singer, and Book, a producer, decided to create a sound that would be different from anything they had done previously. 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 drummer to the mix. Jonny, an experienced drummer who had already played in a variety of bands, was invited to join the group and bring forward a new angle. 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 2011 with the release of ‘Amy,’ their debut EP.