Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian pop rock, Americana band of multi-instrumentalist musicians with over 300 Youtube videos, debut album, a concept EP and now a second full length album, SONIC BOOM, who seamlessly combine creative talents to push their pop-rock sounds to the edge of the rock ‘n roll envelope with harmonious power vocals and catchy electric guitar riffs.
Forged from garage jams and basement Youtube sessions, ”Across The Board” finally broke out of the internet box with their debut album ”Jane On Fire” last spring. A collection of rootsie rock and pop-rock beats, ”Jane On Fire” earned ATB critical acclaim for the single ”Indifference” which also became their first track to hit the FM radio waves and launch them to a number one spot on the Reverbnation charts in Canada for pop,rock as well as winning them an Akademia Music Award for best pop,rock,Americana song in 2016.
ATB’s EP, ”AMENDS”, is a concept album centered around the theme of facing one’s demons and resentments in order to break free of the restraints of past mistakes. The first single,”Don’t Drag Me Down” a fresh pop rock track with a nod to classic rock riffs offers listeners an upbeat addictive progressive beat, layered vocal harmonies and a sparing use of musical dynamics to keep the listener engaged to the very end. Featured on the International Women’s Day website, and having received an Akademia Music Award, ”Don’t Drag Me Down” is currently playing on US College Radio, internet and terrestrial FM radio in Canada and internationally including Australia, Brazil and Europe.
ATB was featured at Canadian Music Week in April of 2017, and tooured across Canada as part of the ”Artist On Board” with Via Rail last summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. ATB also toured Newfoundland and Vancouver in the summer of 2017 with their EP AMENDS and will be touring Canada again this summer with their newest full length album SONIC BOOM.
Across The Board’s newest full length album ”Sonic Boom”, released May 4th at THE HIDEOUT in Toronto, Canada – in conjunction with a CD release by rock powerhouse Jessica Speziale. See FULL PRESS RELEASE AND TRACK DOWNLOAD LINK HERE.
Jacqueline Auguste, lead vocalist and songwriter for Across The Board, comes from a concert and stage band background and plays multiple instruments from sax to flute to guitars and keys.
Bass guitarist Andy, comes from a drumming background and took up bass once the band moved from the internet world out into live performances. And finally, our support crew includes Jessica Speziale on backing vocals, Ben Healey on electric guitar and Martin Heller on keys as well as Kurt Dickson on drums.
Across The Board is very excited that their music is being played on 752.2 Radio.