NEWS: Halifax Rock Band Gloryhound On A Roll With Atlantic Film Festival

Halifax rockers Gloryhound are on a roll - film roll that is. They’ve not only scored a highly coveted spot in the Atlantic Film Festival’s “Music and Image 10 x 10” program, (which pairs 10 film directors with 10 selected bands/musicians for the making of a music video), but their song “Cruel Little Tease” from their recently released Electric Dusk EP, is the opening song in writer/director Michael Melski’s latest film, Charlie Zone. The Halifax shot feature will have it’s world premiere at The Oxford in Halifax on Friday, September 16th as part of the Atlantic Film Festival. Melski has also invited Gloryhound to perform at his “by invitation only” Charlie Zone post-screening party.

Gloryhound were signed to booking representation by Ralph James, president of Toronto’s The Agency following their multiple independent showcases during Junofest 2010 in St. John’s, NL. The band has since done several residencies in and around Toronto, while touring rigorously up and down Ontario’s Hwy 401 and throughout Atlantic Canada. Earlier this year, Gloryhound shared a sold out Montreal show with Australian buzz band Sick Puppies and rocked Toronto’s Sound Academy as opener for Thin Lizzy, while their debut disc, Leave It Alone brought a 2010 ECMA nomination for Rock Recording of the Year.

Gloryhound’s new Electric Dusk EP (produced by Laurence Currie), has drawn attention and rave reviews from regional and national media. Prior to “Cruel Little Tease” being picked up for placement in feature film Charlie Zone , their song “TKO Tokyo” garnered significant radio airplay, including hitting the number one spot on the nationally syndicated East Coast Countdown. Their EP title track - Electric Dusk is being shipped to rock radio this week.

Rock fans will have the opportunity to catch Gloryhound in live performance during the Halifax Pop Explosion on Saturday, October 21st (venue tba). They’ll also be hitting the stage at Moncton’s Plan B on September 24th, Winston’s in Clayton Park on October 1st, and in a double-header with The Stanfield’s at The Red Knight Lounge in Yarmouth on October 7th.

Just to keep ‘em on their toes, Gloryhound will take on the role of backing band for California-based dynamo Steve Poltz , when he returns for his nineteenth show at The Carleton in Halifax on Sept. 28th.

Comprised of Evan Meisner (lead vocal/rhythm guitar), David Casey (lead guitar/bg vocal), Shaun Hanlon (drums) and Jeremy MacPherson (bass), Gloryhound are nominated for both Rock Recording (Electric Dusk) and Group of the Year, in the upcoming Molson Canadian Music Nova Scotia Awards and have been selected to showcase for delegates and fans at the NS Music Week Conference in Yarmouth, on Saturday, November 5th .

Gloryhound’s tour schedule, music, live performance footage and more is available at:


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