With an undeniable passion for the beautiful art-form that is music, the members of Dress Rehearsal are committed to creating music that will move the listener the same way that they are moved and motivated by the wonderful music that has influenced their lives.
The small town of St. Marys, Ontario helped spawn this four-piece ensemble, with twin brothers Sean and Kevin Graham forming "Tiger Zebra" in 2004. After years of song-writing, learning, sculpting and progressing, the Graham brothers released their debut album, "Greens & Honey" on July 9, 2009. The songs, which are acoustic at their core, draw a sonic and atmospheric feel with their swirling guitars, layered vocal harmonies and versatile drumming. The band has always been proud to draw influence from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, Sun Kil Moon, Elliott Smith, Sunny Day Real Estate, Built to Spill, Blind Melon, and Doves.
During the hectic months surrounding the release of their debut, the band was able to add new members in order to add substance to their live shows. Ryan Watson, also from St. Marys, took the reins playing lead guitar. After returning from a two year stint in Thailand, Joshua Dorhety joined the band on bass in June of 2010.
Dress Rehearsal spent two years supporting Greens & Honey through relentless gigging (including a highly successful Eastern Canadian tour), and self-promotion.
Dress Rehearsal released a two-song single titled "The Lazy River Road" in November 2011 that saw the first recordings of all four members in studio together. The single served as a prelude to the band's triumphant second album, "Somewhere Under the Weather", released in January 2013.
Their sophomore album features 13 new songs that will highlight the scope of the band's versatility - everything from heavy rock to light folk. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for CD release shows, information on where to hear/buy the album, and much more!