DisasterMan returns to Rockwater this weekend

DisasterMan’s album Astronomy Lesson #2 came out in 2010, and was recorded at Cabin Fever Studios in Nanaimo, B.C. Photo Submitted

DisasterMan is putting on a rare show in Golden this weekend.

The band, which was originally formed in Golden, has members who span across Canada, and about once a year they get back together to play a show in Golden, explained vocalist and bassist Jeremy Green.

The band hasn’t played together since January 2017, but every time they get together, it is like no time has passed.

“We only get to do this every once in a while,” he said. “When we get together it’s just like riding a bike, it comes together real fast.”

DisasterMan is made up of Green, guitarist and vocalist Jason Eastwood, drummer Colin Sykes, and newest additions guitarist Eric Laroque and keyboardist/synth Robbie Lundsman.

Original members Eastwood and Sykes, have since moved to Winnipeg, where they grew up, and the band only gets to play together usually once a year.

Green is excited to have everyone back together to put on the show at the Rockwater and keep DisasterMan alive with new and past members.

The band plays a rock base, but adds in many different genres including funk, electronica, and new wave.

“We started in Golden, and Golden is always our home base, so people that have lived here a long time definitely know who we are,” Green said.

Pablo Euphoria and the Slinkies will open up the night before DisasterMan takes the stage. DisasterMan plans to play a long set, around two and a half hours long.

“We like to get up and do really long sets. We don’t do breaks,” Green said. “It’s a marathon run.”

The band’s first album, Prepare to be Attacked, came out in 2005, and showcased the rock and roll of the band. Since then, the band has taken a different approach, and released their latest album Astronomy Lesson #2 in 2010, featuring synth and a more electronic influence, while still holding onto the original guitar, bass, and drums rock and roll.

DisasterMan comes to the Rockwater on April 7. Tickets are being sold on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/disastermanband and at Darkside. Anyone who purchases a ticket at Darkside will receive a free CD. Music starts at 10 p.m.

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