Three years after the 2016 release of their award-winning CD Relentless, Montreal’s The Paul DesLauriers Band is back with their ambitious new album Bounce, set for release on May 31 on Bros Records.
Bounce was recorded during breaks from their extensive 2018 Canadian, US and European tours. The power blues-rock trio laid down 13 new songs with 12 originals including “Picked A Bad Day”, a collaboration recorded with American bluesman JP Soars in Florida and 1 cover, the Anthony "Duster" Bennett song “Jumpin' at Shadows” (popularized by Peter Green during his tenure in Fleetwood Mac).
Deeply anchored in the blues-rock idiom, Bounce is the trio’s most accomplished recording to date, led by the first-rate vocals and guitar of Paul DesLauriers, Sam Harrisson’s precise and masterful drums and newcomer Alec McElcheran on bass. The level of musical chemistry and comradery at work here is undeniable.
The Paul DesLauriers Band will be embarking on tours that will showcase their original brand of blues-rock to audiences in Germany, Switzerland and the US before they get to meet their Canadian fans on summer dates across Canada.
Later in the Fall, the band will play Palais Montcalm in Quebec City (November 21 and 22) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Deep Purple’s Concerto for Group & Orchestra with Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) and L’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec under the direction of Paul Mann.
The Paul DesLauriers Band is led by elite guitarist and singer Paul DesLauriers and masterful drummer Sam Harrisson. Alec McElcheran rounds out this all-star crew on bass. Their powerful new release entitled Bounce kicks off an international tour that will take them to Europe, Canada and the USA.
Crowned Electric Act of the Year and two-time Entertainer of the Year at Maple Blues Awards, in 2016 they also took 2nd place at the 32nd International Blues Challenge, the world’s largest gathering of blues acts held by The Blues Foundation in Memphis Tennessee.