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Project for my class. How does it look? Please tell me honestly, on my FaceBook or dA. Or email me.

Project for my class. How does it look? Please tell me honestly, on my FaceBook or dA. Or email me.

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    • By Karee Vann
      1st Block
      Final Project
      BILLY TALENT
    • Who is Billy Talent?
      NAME: Billy Talent (as of 2001)
      GENRE: Punk Rock/Canadian Rock/Post-Hardcore/Rock
      BAND MEMBERS:
      Benjamin Kowalewicz (vocals)
      Ian D’Sa (guitar)
      Jon Gallant (bass)
      Aaron Solowoniuk (drums)
      BAND ORIGINS: Between Meadowvale and Streetsville of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
      CURRENT ALBUM: Billy Talent III (2009)
      INFLUENCES: Influences include The Clash, Buzzcocks, Jane’s Addiction, Rage against the Machine, Fugazi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Refused, and At the Drive-In.
      SIMILAR ARTISTS: Include Harvey Danger, Senses Fail, From First to Last, The Living End, Saosin, The Offspring, Thursday, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Rise Against, The Gamits, My Chemical Romance, Reuben, Inward Eye, and Social Code.
      FOLLOWERS: Include The Explicits.
    • How Did they Come Together?
      Kowalewicz and Gallant were part of the band “To Each His Own” at first, Kowalewicz, who eventually moved up to vocals, on drums and Gallant, who later replaced Kowalewicz on the drums, on bass. After joining up with Solowoniuk, they applied for their school’s talent show, where they met D’Sa, currently part of the band “Dragonflower”, back stage. They band together for a short while under the name “The Other One”, eventually changing the name to “Pezz”, who they came to be known as. Until 1999.
    • BAND MEMBERINFORMATION
      Name: Benjamin Ian Kowalewicz
      Role in the Band: Lead Vocals
      Birthday: December 16, 1974
      Instruments: Can play Drums and Guitar.
      Education: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School
      Relationship Status: In a relationship
      Children?: None
      Band History: To Each His Own, The Other One, Pezz, Billy Talent
    • BAND MEMBERINFORMATION
      Name: Jonathan Eric Gallant
      Role in the Band: Bass, back up Vocals
      Birthday: July 23, 1976
      Instruments: Bass, Guitar
      Education: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School,
      Humber College
      Relationship Status: Married
      Children?: Yes, son, Xavier Jeffrey Gallant
      Band History: To Each His Own, The Other One, Pezz,
      Billy Talent
    • BAND MEMBERINFORMATION
      Name: Ian Michael D’Sa
      Role in the Band: Guitar, back up Vocals
      Birthday: October 30, 1975
      Instruments: Guitar
      Education: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School
      Relationship Status: In a relationship
      Children?: None
      Band History: Dragonflower, The Other One, Pezz, Billy Talent
    • BAND MEMBERINFORMATION
      Name: Aaron Solowoniuk
      Role in the Band: Drums
      Birthday: November 21, 1973
      Instruments: drums, percussion, Pearl ‘Masters’, Sabian
      Education: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School
      Relationship Status: Married
      Children?: Yes, daughter named Willow
      Band History: To Each His Own, The Other One, Pezz, Billy Talent
    • The Canadian PEZZ
      “Pezz” lasted them until 1999, which, during the time they were called such, they had released one album and two demos. The first demo, Demoluca released in July of 1994, their second soon after, Dudebox, in January of 1995, and then their first full-length album, “Watoosh!” in 1998. “Canadian Pezz” ended in 1999 due to legal trouble with the Memphis Tennessee Punk Band. “American Pezz” had released their first recording under that name in 1990, and their first full-length in 1995. Management for “Canadian Pezz” threatened a lawsuit and sued $5000 from BYO Records in Los Angeles from the American Pezz. Lawsuit was dropped and in 2001, the Canadian “Canadian Pezz” dubbed themselves “Billy Talent”.
    • DEMOLUCA
      Released in July of 1994
      Tracks included: “Free At Last” and “Just A Thought”
      Called such after a friend, Jason Deluca.
      Released in January of 1995
      Tracks included: “Dudebox” and “Turner”
      Called such after a friend, Dave Tedesco, had stopped by during recording.
      DUDEBOX
    • FIRST ALBUM!!!
      WATOOSH!, recorded at Great Big Music, was released in 1998.
      Didn’t reach mainstream sells due to Canadian Pezz’s popularity in Toronto’s independent record scene.
      Tracks included: “M&M”, “Fairytale”, “Nita”, “Mother’s Native Instrument”, “Bird In Basement”, “Recap”, “When I Was A Little Girl”, “Warmth of Windows”, “Square Root Of Me”, “Absorbed”, and “New Orleans Is Sinking”.
    • WATOOSH! MUSIC SAMPLE
      SONG: “NITA”
      GENRE: PUNK ROCK/ CANADIAN ROCK
      ARTIST: PEZZ
      YEAR: 1998
    • Where Did The Name “Billy Talent” Come From?
      After ending their journey as “Pezz”, Kowalewicz and friends dubbed themselves “Billy Talent” in 2001, the name coming from the guitarist in the book Hard Core Logo by Michael Turner.
      They have released four albums to date under that name: Billy Talent, Billy Talent II, Billy Talent III, and Billy Talent: 666 Live, along with two deluxe albums: Billy Talent III Deluxe Edition and Billy Talent: 666 Live Deluxe.
    • BILLY TALENT Music Sample
      SONG: “TRY HONESTY”
      ALBUM: BILLY TALENT
      GENRE: PUNK ROCK/ CANADIAN ROCK
      ARTIST: BILLY TALENT
      YEAR: 2003
    • Discography
      Demoluca (Demo) – Unknown – 1994
      Dudebox (Demo) – Unknown – 1995
      Watoosh! – Atlantic – 1998
      Try Honesty EP – Self Released – 2001
      Try Honesty / Living In The Shadows (Single) – Atlantic – 2003
      Billy Talent – Atlantic – 2003
      The Ex (Single) – Atlantic – 2003
      River Below (Single) – Atlantic – 2004
      Devil In A Midnight Mass (Single) – Atlantic – 2006
      Red Flag (Single) – Atlantic – 2006
      Fallen Leaves (Single) – Atlantic – 2006
      Billy Talent II – Atlantic – 2006
      Surrender (Single Promo) – Atlantic – 2007
      Billy Talent 666 Live – WEA, WEA – 2007
      Surrender (Single Promo) – Atlantic – 2007
      Billy Talent III – Warner Music Canada – 2009
      Devil On My Shoulder (Single, Promo) – Warner Music Canada – 2009
      Rusted From The Rain (Single, Promo) – WEA - 2009
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    • Works Cited
      Information was taken from the following websites:
      Discogs.com
      TrueKnowledge.com
      Auth.Grolier.Com
      Infotrac.galegroup.com
      Infoweb.newsbank.com
      BillyTalent.com
      FaceBook.com [their OFFICIAL pages]
      Answers.com
      Thetabworld.com