Formed in March 2009 in the port city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada by Jon ‘Marv’ Harvey (Vocals/Bass), Jeremy Widerman (Guitar), Brandon Bliss (Organ) and Steve Kiely (Drums), Monster Truck met on the Hamilton tour circuit.
By 2013 the band released their debut full length, ‘Furiosity’ the band continued their relentless touring, playing shows with Alice in Chains, Buckcherry, Rival Sons and Slash as well as embarking on their first European headline tour.
In February 2016 they signed to Mascot Records and released their second album ‘Sittin’ Heavy’. They played over 150 shows in the following 18 months including arena tours with Nickelback, Billy Talent and Deep Purple for their final European tour, “they are the reason we started our band, the reason we have a rock organ. Roger Glover might probably be my favourite bass player,” smiles Harvey.
During the time on the road the band took a recording rig on tour songs began to come together for what was to become ‘True Rockers’.
Whereas ‘Sittin’ Heavy’ was a more “serious” record, ‘True Rockers’ is the sound of a band letting lose and having fun. Harvey affirms,
The ‘True Rockers’ vibe is, join the gang and we’ll all have fun together, no one is going to be excluded. “Every time people come to our shows we want them to feel like they are part of something,” Harvey insists.
‘Thundertruck’ is another juggernaut and was originally from the ‘Sittin’ Heavy’ sessions but was abandoned.
Touring with Deep Purple was a big moment for the band and had a big impact on the new recordings. The legendary keyboard player Don Airey spent a lot of time with Bliss during their tour. For a band that wasn’t going to take things seriously, they celebrated their 10th Anniversary in March 2019 and have already achieved an incredible amount in that time.
“We’re always striving for more. How do we get better, how do we grow. You have to understand that there is always something more, everyone should be like that right? You should always be striving for better. We’ve got great fans, and we’re having a great time, we go out and have fun and love what we’re doing. “
This is the essence that is pumping through ‘True Rockers’, a band that formed only for fun back in 2009 have toured the world because they connect with their fans who want that from them. Upon the release of ‘True Rockers’ they will be three albums in and are steamrolling through the world picking up people along the way that want that wild ride.
‘True Rockers’ was released on 14th September 2018 to rave reviews. The following year they continued on the road including extensive touring in Canada, a 25 date European Headline tour as well as performances across the US with The Sheepdogs and in September/October 2019 they hit the road for a month with Godsmack and Halestorm.
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