By: Jenna Melanson
Billie Dre & The Poor Boys are a rock and roll band that has gained them a well deserved place in the heart of the Halifax music scene.
The band consists of Billie Dre (Vocals/ Guitar), Dylan Ryan (Drums/ Vocals) and Corey Henderson (Bass/ Tuba/ Vocals). The band recorded their album, “Garlic Fingers” with Tim Jim Baker (Matt Mays & El Torpedo), and was released on August 27, 2013.
I have had the chance to ask the guys a few questions, so keep reading to find out more:
When did you guys start pursuing music?
How did the name “Billie Dre & the Poorboys” come to be?
BD: Billie Holiday, Dr. Dre, CCR.
You were voted Best New Band in Halifax by The Coast’s Best of Music Reader’s Poll, how did that feel?
BD: We paid off the coast. Made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Duh.
You recently released your album, Garlic Fingers, how did you come to choose that name?
BD: Accidentally. We’re East Coast – late nights, garlic fingers, everyone loves garlic fingers and the world needs to know.
Of all the songs on the album, which is your favourite to play live?
C – Something in the air – phil collins. Whatever gets the people going, we vibe off of the audience. Thug life
If someone has yet to hear the band, what one word would you use to describe your sound?
If you were to put together a tour (of all Canadian bands/ artists) to be a part of, which would you pick?
BD: The Ghost of Rita McNeil, Randy Bachmans Ego, Mac Demarco, Metz
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your favourite Canadian musicians?
C – Sharon, Lois & Bram
D – Tupper Ware Remix Party, Ryan Stanley
W – Swords
You are going on tour this fall, where would you love to tour in the future?
C: Mars (You said future)
These next few questions will help your fan get to know you better.
What is your current favourite TV show?
C – Adventure Time
D – Days of our lives
W – Planet Earth
I’m Jenna, the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be.
Canadian Beats has grown to become more than media, and what a journey it’s been.