By: Tara Thompson
Rekoncyle are a Christian rock/worship band from Quispamsis, New Brunswick. They released their second full length album, Against All Odds, on June 25th, 2014 and awarded Group of the Year at the 2014 Maritime Gospel Music Awards.
Can you introduce the band for the readers who may not know you?
We are Matt LeFait (Lead Vocals/Guitars0, Amy Munn ( Vocals/Keys), Andrew Fowler (Bass), Dan Breau (Lead Guitar), Shane McGovern (Drums AKA “Father Time” 😉
Kickstarter campaigns can be a hit or miss but you were able to fund Against All Odds through one. Why do you think yours was successful?
We TRULY have the best fans in the world! Having support like that gives you an awesome feeling!
What is your writing and recording process like?
I (Matt LeFait) am the songwriter for the band. I’ll bring what Ive written to the table and we all pitch in our styles and it turns out pretty awesome (or so weve told ourselves 😛 )
We recorded our last 2 albums at Undertone Studios in Saint John N.B. with Adam Dincorn(The PlayDates, DFO etc) as our producer.
How did it feel taking home the award for Group of the Year at the Maritime Gospel Music Awards?
AMAZING!! Kinda a shock because we were out of the loop untill the actual day we won. Quite an honor!
What can fans expect next from Rekoncyle?
Planning a lot more touring, Hit up more in the USA this year and write more music 🙂
What songs are your favourite to play live?
Mine personally (Matt) is Outta Control, Second Chance, Survive. And also we cover Bring me to life by Evanescence which is a total blast!
Do you have any plans for touring?
YES!! check our sites for more info as the year progresses.
What’s your most memorable fan experience?
Hmmmm Nothing too crazy as of yet, Maybe some weird emails saying awkward things….However for fun sometimes at our merch table I’ll arm wrestle fans and if they win they get a CD for free… if not well…… 😛
Who are your main influences?
Thousand Foot Krutch, Skillet, Switchfoot, Red, Three Days Grace, We As Human, And a TON of metal bands for the rest of the guys 😉
Is there anyone you’d like to collaborate with in the future?
Thousand Foot Krutch, Skillet !
Since we’re all about Canadian music, who are your favorite Canadian bands/artists?
Obviously Thousand Foot Krutch 😛 , Three Days Grace, Manafest, Manic Drive, Hawk Nelson, The City Harmonic, and obviously Justin Bieber……. 😛
I’m Tara and I’m a graphic designer from Newfoundland. I am very fortunate to live in a city where there is a ton of amazing musicians. I’ve grown very fond of the local music scene in St. John’s and some of my favorite bands are ones I’ve met through going to local shows.