Heavy, bluesy rock from Halifax, NS, Canada meet… Bloody Diamonds

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As we head towards the end of 2013 and the beginning of a new year let’s end the 2013 “Meet” series with some kick ass rock ‘n’ roll which seems to be making a comeback in the music of Bloody Diamonds. I’m not a critic by any definition but when I listen to this It reminds me a little of some late 70’s classic rock with a bit more blues thrown in and who doesn’t like a great blues voice with some classic rock guitar riffs ripping it up. These two know how to rock ‘n’ n roll, I like the backbeats and the organ giving that we could just go off on a jam any second vibe. Very cool, so after your finished meeting Bloody Diamonds give a listen, end your 2013 listening to new bands on a high note…..

Hi our name is….

Bloody Diamonds

And our sound might be best described as….

Sara: Some type of rock. Its hard to pinpoint. We’ve heard a lot of different descriptions of our music over the past couple years. Some sort of heavy bluesy rock n’ roll with a hint of goth is kind of what we’ve settled on recently.

We are…

Jake: Jake Seaward (Guitar) & Sara Elizabeth (Vocals). We play live with a variety of different people and sometimes we play as a duo so our band/lineup varies for tour to tour, sometimes from show to show. Kenny Myers has been playing drums for us a lot lately. He was our original drummer who played drums on our all records thus far.

We are originally from…..

Sara: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Thats where the band was formed anyway.

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The first time we met was…..

Jake: At Nova Scotia Community College on the first day school. We had both started the music arts program there. I think Sara might have hated me at first. Actually, she definitely hated me at first, but she ended up warming up over time. I got sick of school pretty quick and ended up dropping out. She went on to graduate. Good for her I guess. And that’s that story, not very interesting.

We knew we were going to be a Band when……..

Sara: Well, Jake and I played music for quite a while together before we actually decided to start an “official” band together. It was always a discussion, but for the first year or more that we knew each other we mostly jammed on acoustic guitars, no real plan. Jake was in another band when I met him, and I played mostly solo so that was the way it was. I realized while studying music that I didn’t want to play solo anymore, as my voice grew it became pretty obvious things needed to get heavier, more riffs. That’s where Jake came in. He’s always had the riffs, and I have the voice. We have what the other is lacking musically, so I guess when I realized that we decided to “officially” start the band.

Before starting the band we were employed as…….

Sara: Grocery store clerk (Jake) and waitress (me). We still are, lol. We’ve had to change which grocery store/restaurants a few times due to tour obligations but its always been the same stuff. If nothing goes drastically wrong we should hopefully be done with the non music related day job thing before long.

The first song we wrote was…….

Jake: ‘She Ain’t Pretty’? I’m pretty sure the first one we wrote together was ‘She Ain’t Pretty’. It went on to be our first single/music video and its on our debut album. You can check out the video for it here.

It’s about……

Sara: An ugly person I knew. Not visually, but as a person. It ended up being a lot more exaggerated than my original thought, but that’s usually what happen’s when I write.

What we are currently listening to….

Jake: Mainly bands from the eastern half of Canada like Crosss, The Micronite Filters, A Primitive Evolution, Cousins, and The Motorleague to name a few. A lot of the stuff Third Man puts out is on constant rotation. I’d think our most listened to album for 2013 was ‘Baby Darling Doll Faced Honey’ by Band of Skulls though. That’s a seriously rad album. Band of Skulls is probably one of the best bands going right now.

For fun we like to…..

Jake: Get tattoos and go on tour.

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us……

Sara: Whatever the fuck you want, we’re not the thought police. We’ll be happy if you’re listening.

Expect…..

Jake: Touring. We’ve got some serious touring planned that’s going to take up a sizeable chunk of the year. We’ll be covering a lot of new ground as well as visiting all of our old favourite places. There are plans to hit the studio but I can’t spill the beans on that yet. At least one release will be happening. I think it’s going to be our best year yet. Expect a little bit of everything.

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From Pittsburgh, now in Florida, Cool Canadian artist wife , 4 great kids and two granddaughters!! I'm a lucky guy!

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