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Welcome back. I’ve got an auspicious show lined up for you fans of creative emerging music artists. I’ve been excited about this interview with Spaceport Union. Last time I was this high was when Nancy Wilson of Heart gave me a french kiss back stage at the old Memorial Arena in 1978. I promise that if we have any time left I will add a double or triple shot of previous King Minion Music Podcast guests.
Spaceport Union is a progressive art rock band based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Members of the band are:
Adam Basterfield - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Taylor Charles - drums
Richard McLeish - bass, vocals
Caroline Spence - vocals, guitars, keyboards, saw
Michael Ross recorded with the band on The Lark EP but has now been replaced by Richard McLeish on Bass Guitar.
The music of Spaceport Union will transport you to another dimension where space and time are endless. They are a musical destination with all the comforts of home. Just relax and let their songs surround you like a warm blanket of contentment.
I was given the great honor to interview the members of Spaceport Union and treated to that rare glimpse inside a creative band destined for greatness. All great bands start from somewhere.
History is important, especially to music artists in this digital age. Most fans assume that great bands and musicians just magically appear. As is the case for any talented and qualified artists it take years and thousands of miles on the touring circuit to perfect a sound and style that a band can call their very own.
Our first song today sets the foundation of Canada’s new rising music artist Spaceport Union. Under a previous name of The Caroline Spence Band, release of the EP ‘Hello’ won the hearts and ears of listeners along with numerous awards and well deserved peer recognition. Listen to "Hey Gemini".
Building on the success of “Hey Gemini”, The Caroline Spence Band evolved into Spaceport Union. The band completed a Canadian Tour in 2011. Later that year they returned to the studio, working again with the illustrious music producer Michael Jack. The result was “Lark” a five track EP designed to entertain fans and raise much needed funds to complete a full length album. Caroline explains more....(listen to the podcast).
When I listen to the tracks on the Hello EP the sound is so clear. On the Lark EP I was amazed at how the overall sound of the music became crisp and clear. Right when you think a band sounds great they start to sound awesome.
Adam Basterfield has performed with a Pink Floyd tribute band called Pigs.
King Minion plays a song entitled, "Spine", from
Spaceport Union’s latest EP “Lark”.
Well as host of the King Minion Music Podcast my favorite part of the show is enlightening people around the world about new creative emerging musicians like Spaceport Union. Then empowering the fans to GO out and purchase/download incredible songs like “Fueled By Consequence”.
That is such a grovin’ tune Fueled By Consequence by Spaceport Union. I can see myself cruising down the I-5 highway in a convertible with the stereo cranked and just feeling that song in my soul. That was Fueled By Consequence the full version, the radio edit version has received airplay on CBC Radio nationwide. I look forward to hearing Spaceport Union on the CBC Radio 2 Drive show with Rich Terfry very soon!
Spaceport Union's EP "Lark" and soon to be released full length album was produced in Toronto by the illustrious Michael Jack. Click the link to visit his site.
King Minion says,
It’s just my opinion but I would love to see Spaceport Union play Rifflandia in 2012. For those listeners who don’t know, Rifflandia is the Victoria version of SxSW. Getting bigger and better every year. If you are a fan of Spaceport Union email Rifflandia and DEMAND they be an artist at the festival!
Spaceport Union recorded songs for "Lark" and the upcoming album on Vancouver Island at Runway Studios. Positive comments from Spaceport Union about their experience using Runway Studios.
Adam and Caroline have each been nominated
respectively for Vancouver Island Music Awards for 2012. I look at the Canadian music scene today and it seems as if there are three distinct sections. Local bands, the big Record label artists and somewhere in the middle are the truly creative musicians.
With bands like Metric, City and Colour, Starzs,
Mother Mother, Joel Plaskett,
The New Pornographers, it seems that in Canada a certain ‘niche’ group of artists continue to pursue the musical dream and while doing so are producing some of the best songs we have ever heard. Spaceport Union is one of those bands and are admired by their peer group and enjoyed by the fans.
Adam, Taylor, Richard and Caroline, thank you so much
for being guests on the King Minion Music Podcast. I am so pleased because I got to interview the band before Jian Gohmeshi, Rich Terfry and Conan O'Brien. It's okay the head of the King will be less swollen by the next episode.
Song- Irises by Spaceport Union
Go and purchase their EP
The next Spaceport Union live show is at this link, on February 25, 2012 go and see the show!!
Episode 5 is next week and it's looking mighty majestic!
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Peace and love to all