Battered Egos is a Rock/Grunge/Alternative band out of Niagara Falls ON!
"We have found a great connection with each other which allows us to be expressive and creative together. We are now embarking on the journey of writing and recording and soon the cover songs will be a thing of the past. We live to rock and we love to perform for all who will enjoy us and enjoy what we have to offer." -Christie Hails
Battered Egos is a very tasteful rock band. The band is so well rounded, diverse and enjoyable for all who attened their shows. No matter the size of the venue this band is known for a soild crowd anywhere they go. People tend to come out to see them out of curiosity, and end up becoming faithful fans and show up to all shows in their area. This is a trend for the band. They are very easy going and a lot of fun to watch and work with. They extend their fan base into friendships and are very personable with the people that they meet along the way. Not one bad review has been received about Battered Egos, all they ever hear is "When will you be back?"
They cover songs from The Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Hole, Alice in Chains, Weezer, Kings of Leon, The Cranberries, Lorde, Young the Giant,Ramones, Black Keys,4 Non Blondes,Matt Mays, Audioslave, Elle King, Meg Myers, Royal Blood... to name a few!
You can find the band aired on rbxradio.com, banksradioaustralia.com, revolutionxradio.com and many more
Album can be purchased through the leading internet online stores (ex. iTunes, Amazon ect)
Christie Hails Lead Vocals
Bobby B on Bass and Vocals
Stevee "Thunder" Campbell Drums
Darcy Trenholm on Guitar and Vocals
We are honored to be invovled again this year at the 8th annual Sick Kidz for Sick Kidz fundraiser in Niagara Falls ON. There is an amazing line up of bands and comedians to keep the night filled with entertainment. There will be a raffle tables and all proceeds from that will be going to Tender Wishes. Always a pleaseure helping the kids.
We performed at the Rockpile in Etobicoke ON for the upcoming movie "Hollywood Giants"
We are very proud of our latest single "Daddy's Little Girl" The response from this song has been overwhelming. We are offering a rare purchase of the song. If you wish to own the MP3 it will cost $2 and directly sent to your email via Battered Egos. This song is not available on any downloading platform nor is it on disc.
As you may know we have been having amazing drummers play with us over the last couple of years, following the departure of Stevee " Thunder" Campbell, back in the spring of 2015. He had many projects on the go and needed to back off and complete what he had started and then take time for himself.
Well we are so exctied to have him home! Stevee isn't just an extrordinary drummer, he is a huge part in our creativity. We are looking forward to our future and the completion of our next album.
We have merch coming in.. as of right now we have T-shirts and buttons for sale
Celebrity Skin - Hole
Mother Mother - Tracy Bonham
Gold on the Ceiling - The Black Keys
Little Black Submarines - The Black Keys
Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
Would - Alice in Chains
Hero - Foo Fighters
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
Cough Syrup - Young the Giant
Creep - Radiohead
The Weight - The Band
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
10 Tonne Skeleton - Royal Blood
Desire - Meg Meyers
Flagpole Sitta - Harvy Danger
Porch - Pearl Jam
State of Love and Trust - Pearl Jam
New Fang - Them Crooked Vultures
Cocaine Cowgirl - Matt Mays
Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
Make Damn Sure - Taking Back Sunday
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Ex's and Oh's - Elle King
Royals - Lorde
Crystals - Of Monsters and Men
Zombie - The Cranberries
What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
Piece of my Heart - Janis Joplin
Thrash Unreal - Against Me
Like A Stone - Audioslave
Hashpipe - Weezer
We would like to welcome Vinnie on drums! He is a fantastic musician and is going to be an amazing part of Battered Egos! We are very excited for the future!
We have been writing. We are setting a goal to have our 2nd album complete by spring 2017. We are taking our time.
Brian has landed a sweet job with Air Canada so we will not be seeing him on stage very often. Most likely not until next year or for special appearences.
The band has certainly made a mark. Over the past 2yrs having shared stages with bands like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Die Maniquinn and CJ Ramone. They continue to work hard, writing lots and booking shows across Ontario, Canada.
We are pleased to offically announce that Brian Swayze and Jason Blaize of joined us on this rock adventure. They bring with them such power and styles we have been searching for. Brian has been working with us since the end of September and Jason has been with us since mid October. We are finding an amazing sound together and are working on our new material for the next album. Details to come!
We would like to say farewell to Stevee "Thunder" Campbell (on drums) and Mr. Christian B. Rawkopolis as they both have retired from Battered Egos to pursue other adventures. We love them and fully support their decision.
We would like to welcome back our drummer who helped to shape and create Battered Egos... Mr. Kyle "The Animal" Foy!! He is a killer drummer and we are honoured that the timing was right for his return and we look forward to our journey with him once again!
We have made the top 7 Indie weekly countdown on the BS Live show on MaxInk Radio. Coming in at #2 with Selfie
Battered Egos has been greatly supported by an internet radio station called maxinkradio A top DJ Phoneix Camarah discovered Battered Egos back in 2011 and has been pushing and supporting the band. Now with the album being aired weekly, listeners and supporters casted votes on who they would like to hear make it into the end of the years indie countdown, with bands steming from Wisconsin IL to Niagara. The band had 2 songs requested and both landed in the top 20 placing in at: #17 with Selfie and #13 with In My Mind. What a great way to end the year and with only having the album out since the end on Nov. 2014. GREAT Accomplishment!
Battered Egos will be booking shows all over Ontario and looking to expand their travels to other provinces across Canada. The self tittled album "Battered Egos" has been very well received and is selling regularly in person as well as online through iTunes,Xbox and Amazon Music. The album is so diverse and shows the many different styles and talents of each member of this band. Not one song sounds the same as another, making it hard to stop listening to. Great reviews and even a couple of songs chosen by listeners of MaxInk Radio (internet radio) to be in the top 41 songs of 2014. A few other stations have picked up the album and have been airring songs regularly. This has been a great milestone for the band thus far. They can't seem to keep any merch as their T-shirts are selling as fast as they are getting them in. In 2015 the band hopes to record their second album. They have been writing non stop on this album since the end of summer 2014. Shattering crowd records at different venues and gaining new fans everywhere they seem to go, 2015 should be a very successful year for the band.
Novemeber 28th 2014 will be the first of 3 shows being held to release their 1st self titled album. Starting in Northern Ontario in the city of Timmins for 2 nights and then down to Southern Ontario in the city of Niagara Falls on Dec 13th.
TIMMINS - Being a musician is hard work. Just ask most of the players from this area.
However, in the last 10 years or so the idea of getting on a reality show and making it with little experience has grown in popularity. It is also has been what I consider the reason why most of the reality show winners don't have sustained careers.
Some, but not all, seek instant success without putting in the hard work.
It's no guarantee, but most musicians are willing to practice, work at their chops and from that build their own career or passionate hobby.
After that work ethic, there is nothing like returning to your own city to display your talent for a CD release party.
And 39-year-old South Porcupine native Robert Bonato is doing just that when he comes home with Battered Egos, a band for whom he is the bassist.
He started playing music as a hobby and now is a full-time musician.
Bonato and the band are releasing their seven-song, self-titled debut CD this week and will gig at The Victory Tavern on Nov. 28 and 29.
The group's sound is uptempo alt-rock and ,as of now, Battered Egos has released a single to Apple iTunes entitled All Is Fair In Love and War.
We connected via email for this interview.
Emms: You mentioned you grew up in Shillington. Did you play in any bands when you were up in the Timmins area?
Bonato: Yes. The family moved to South Porcupine in the late '70s. We moved to Shillington mid '80s.
Yes I played in a band with my step-father Ken Ramsay, Marcel Couture and Walter Davidson, all of South Porcupine. I began playing the bass in their band when I was 17. They are the reason for me playing bass to this day.
I have had the opportunity to play with many talented musicians from South Porcupine such as Daniel "Skinny" Yergaeu, Garry Menard, and Brian Ferguson while growing up. I have had the opportunity then to go on the road with the one and only SAB for a period of time where I had learned so much more from bassist Dan "Waxxie" Belbin.
Emms: How long has this band been together and is everyone from the Niagara region?
Bonato: Battered Egos formed in August 2010. We have had a lot of talented musicians in the band over the years. We are all from the Niagara region.
Emms: Who writes the songs in the band and how long have they been writing songs?
Bonato: The song writing and composing is a favourite time. We all participate. Off of this first album the songs have mainly been written by Christie Hails and Darcy Trenholm with the exception of two tracks.
Corey Skrtic of South Porcupine composed the music for All is Fair (lyrics by Bobby B) and Out of Reach (lyrics by Christie Hails).
As for how long anyone has been writing for, I'd have to say years. As musicians, this is something you just do.
EMMS: Growing up your with family in South Porcupine, was anyone a musician?
Bonato: There were a few musicians in the family when I was growing up in South Porcupine and Shillington. My step-father Ken Ramsay is a guitarist, and my uncles Burt and Marcel Couture are excellent harmonica players.
I've watched them play from a very young age, and it is what got me into playing music for a living now.
The band is asking fans to bring a non-perishable food item to the shows at The Vic in support of a food drive for the Lord's Kitchen.
— John Emms is a veteran music journalist, online radio host and founding member of The Shaftmen www.theshaftmen.com
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