Thursday, February 17, 2005

Victoria's Chet

The heart & soul of Victoria's Chet are Ryan Beattie and Patrick Beattie: brothers and professionally polite gentlemen-about-town... Ryan (guitar, vocals) works as a bartender at Logan's (formerly Thursdays), the only licensed venue of note in Victoria, and Patrick (organ/vocals) has recently been signed on to work at Ditch Records, the only record store of note in Victoria, and for the past two years they've pursued a . There are similarities in Ryan's voice to both Ron Sexsmith and Will Oldham, but Ryan pushes his voice to soaring falsetto heights, a more tuneful contrast to Cary Mercer of fellow Victorians Frog Eyes. Hank Pine plays cello and novice Alison Therriault (per)cusses...

Chet - Track 1.mp3

This is the first track from their forthcoming album - a dynamic and explosive charge out of the starting gates...

Chet - Pillow Talk In The Flames.mp3

The 8th track on Chet's second album Kauai, named after a Hawaiian island, will be released later this year by Vancouver's Hive-Fi Recordings, the label associated with recording studio juggernaut The Hive. Ryan knocks off solo sturm-und-drung stuff in his spare time, and Patrick spends some time with Bird Sounds of Canada and psych-all-star-ensemble Lakeboat. Their first album was self-released.
Chet's New Music Canada site
April 2004 interview with Chet, Discorder Magazine



Also, thanks for the kind words from GreenIdeas and Said The Grammophone both... I suppose I'll have to start spell-checking now!

3 comments:

Kevin said...

Hey, no problem, Jay- thanks for the shout-out. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

yea, especially the last 2 posts we're so great, but i cannot download the Chet tracks...

keep up the good work

Jay Watts III said...

The space that I put them up on is a bit sketchy, but they should work now... Thanks!