“Five Minutes With” Toronto rock band Long Range Hustle

Name: Long Range Hustle
Genre: Rock
Founded: 2009
# of Albums: 2 + 1 EP
Latest Release: Single – “Morning Clover”

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Bio

If you’re new to a Long Range Hustle show, it only takes a minute to feel how their contagious energy connects with everyone in the room. From a sweat soaked club to a breezy festival stage, Long Range Hustle brings the warm infectious melodies, driving rhythms, and gorgeous harmonies, in spades.

A mix of high school and summer camp counsellor tenures brought the core of this southern Ontario five-piece together – Paul Brogee (vocals, guitar, violin), Jay Foster (vocals, piano), Mike Brogee (bass, vocals), and AJ Fisico (drums, vocals) with Ryan Pritchard (guitar) solidifying the line up in early 2017. Each of the five members come from diverse musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz to rock to classical, but all share a common love for songwriting and performing.

The August 17th release of their new single, Morning Clover, brings the dawn of a new chapter for LRH. This offering is the first cut from their upcoming 2019 album. A recording session at The Bathouse Studio near Kingston, Ontario with acclaimed Scottish producer and mixer, Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Wintersleep, Snow Patrol) brings about a refined and evolved sound for the band, reflective of their persistent drive to push themselves.

The band started to gain momentum with the release of “From Seedlings to Saplings…” in 2016. Confront Magazine noted, the sound “strays from the guitar-drums-bass formula to incorporate violin and piano in every hook-laden song.” Over the last few years, touring has taken them from the Maritimes to Manitoba, they’ve shared stages with Arkells, Matt Mays, Big Wreck, and delighted hometown crowds with month-long residencies at Toronto’s Dakota Tavern.

Latest Single

Single – “Morning Clover”

Favourite Restaurant:

The Mugshot Tavern for a good brunch

Favourite band as a teenager:

The Tragically Hip

Favourite band now:

Wintersleep

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Call Me Maybe by CRJ

Long Range Hustle - Aug 2018 Photo - Helen Pie
Long Range Hustle – Photo by Helen Pie

Live Show Ritual:

Huddle together like a sports team, put our hands together, and yell “1 2 3 Friends!”

Favourite local artist:

Oh Geronimo

Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?

Nachos

Queen or College St?

Queen

Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?

Highpark, Kew Gardens

EP or LP?

LP. Take some time out of your day and really sit with that album, ya know?

Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl Hoot Hoot

Road or studio?

Road

Swiss Chalet or Roti?

Roti

Where can we follow you?

YouTube

Spotify

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Any shows or albums coming up?

Album: coming early 2019 – more details released soon!

Shows:

Sept 28: Kingston, ON – The Mansion

Oct 5: Tweed, ON – The Tweedsmuir

Oct 19: Kitchener, ON – KW Boathouse

Oct 23: Charlottetown, PE – Baba’s Lounge

Oct 25: Fredericton, NB – The Capital Complex

Oct 26: Halifax, NS – Sniggly Wiggly’s

Oct 27: Saint John, NB – Peppers Pub

Nov 8: Hamilton, ON – The Casbah

Nov 29: Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern

 

 

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