It's the kind of music that one can't get sick of listening to or watching, over and over and even over. In a world of musical overkill and saturation, By Divine Right stands above, each listen still fresh, still so mysterious. It's called music with a past, present and a future.
By Divine Right have been touring, recording, touring, writing, and touring, well it seems like forever, but every show they do is like a first experience for the audience, even for the die-hard fans. Never before has a group guided their audience through such vast fields of emotions as Jose Miguel Contreras, Colleen Hixenbaugh, Brian Borcherdt and Dylan "Dill" Hudecki. They can take you from a smirk as you reminisce or try to imagine what a musical love-in is really like, to a mouth gaping wonderment at the brilliance of playing their collection of instruments. You will rock out, almost in a head banging way and then you will calmly sway as they charm your senses. Each member being highly skilled in various instruments, it is not out of place to see them change it up. Jose the frontman, lead singer and uber-songwriter. Brian with his degree in the science of sound and Colleen gracing the stage hypnotically. The Dill is really a superhero character.
The group in various incarnations prior to this formation has consistently been considered leaders in Canadian alternative rock music. Jose has put out numerous albums over the years, yet within this present group he has found his fellow family of musicians.
"This album has no frills. It's about guitars, impassioned vocals and all about the live feel of the band. It came out the way I wanted it to, unlike past albums. I produced this record entirely and wanted this record to be a transition from studio feel to the live feel." Jose
Between albums, By Divine Right have held court on stages from small town USA to Australian rock festivals to military capitals in China. They were the second group from Canada to tour the Chinese provinces and are considered rock demi-gods in Beijing, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang, Zhouzhou, Zhejiang, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Jiangsu Province, and Shanghai, covering every major urban center in China.
Now By Divine Right offer up their best album ever. Sweet Confusion is, as Jose would say, a Fuel Injection. It is the album that will be apart of music lover's record collections for years to come.
"Sweet Confusion is all about adrenaline, almost manic. Side 1 is up, up, up and side 2 is more trippier." Jose
Jose, The Dill, Colleen and Brian will continue to astound fans, industry and fellow musicians with their stunning talent and sweet natures and oh yes, they WILL rock you hard.
**Other By Divine Right albums available on CDBaby:
Good Morning Beautiful (2002)