L-R- Grant MacKenzie (guitar, bass, synth), Kenny Parry (vocals, drums, synth/keys). Photo by Sandra Beatty
Barrie, ON’s ambient progressive metal / rock duo JUPITER HOLLOW will be performing show dates in Ontario and Quebec (dates listed below), which includes this year’s MTL Uncovered, a night exhibition that brings together independent visual artists, fashion designers, hair, makeup, photography, vendors, performance art, culinary art, music and more at Theare Paradoxe in Montreal on August 18th and is open to the public to discover the soul of Montreal’s artistic and cultural scene. Full Details can be found here.
JUPITER HOLLOW released their latest five track concept record earlier this year as a prelude to their planned full length ‘AHDOMN’. The duo was birthed in 2015 and has already mastered the art of bringing their fans on an audio and visual experience. Their sound is usually referred to as spacey, experimental and refreshing, reminding listeners of bands like Tool, Pink Floyd, A Perfect Circle, Tesseract, The Contortionist and Rush. Consisting of two young, passionate and driven Canadian artists, Grant MacKenzie (21) and Kenny Parry (18), the pair performs with a dominating stage presence, while captivating their audiences with their unique sonic journey.
Music Video ‘Hades Heart’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep6dxPi_Iis
Jul 20 – The Rockpile – Etobicoke, ON
Aug 2 – Cherry Cola’s – Toronto, ON
Aug 3 – The Foxx Lounge – Barrie, ON
Aug 4 – Leaky B’s – Ottawa, ON
Aug 5 – Mademoiselle Urban RestoBar – Montreal, QC
Aug 18 – Théâtre Paradoxe – Montreal, QC (MTL Uncovered)
EP Length: 23.26
About the duo:
Grant, who plays guitar, bass and synth for the band started his music career 8 ½ years ago at the age of 12, sitting in his basement watching the movie Rock Prophecies. This movie was about legendary rock photographer Robert M. Knight, finding and transforming a young, unknown guitarist from a small town into a worldwide success. Inspired and motivated, Grant spent the next few years honing his guitar skills, writing music, and later learning the business side by attending college for business marketing. At age 20, Grant was invited into the Brotherhood of the Guitar, by founder Robert M. Knight, leading to endorsements with Ernie Ball Music Man and JH Audio.
While Grant was performing with another group at a local battle of the bands, he came across a mesmerizing singer by the name of Kenny Parry (vocalist, drummer and synth for Jupiter Hollow), who was almost performing as if he was possessed on stage, hitting notes that seemed impossible by any guy. Kenny Parry started music at the young age of 2 years old, setting up pots and pans like a drum set and banging away. This led to an obsession with music, and a discovery of his unique talent. In his teenage years, Kenny won himself the title “Best Drummer in Ontario” 3 years in a row. Around this time, Kenny started learning how to sing after being inspired by singers such as Maynard James Keenan, Mike Lessard, Dan Tompkins and Ian Kenny to name a few. Through years of strengthening his vocal abilities in choirs, bands and hours of dedication, Kenny has acquired an articulate vocal range, relentless endurance, and almost shocking performance through his uncontrollable stage presence.
Shortly after meeting, Grant and Kenny knew that their talents combined would create something truly unique, and Jupiter Hollow was born. Since then, the duo effortlessly created music in Kenny’s basement for months on end. The concept grew to be a two-man band, since Grant and Kenny wrote all of the music and wanted to keep it that way. The two musicians use technology to their advantage, allowing them to perform with a dominating stage presence, while captivating their audiences with their unique sonic journey.