Five Questions With Colour Picture Book

Photo Credit: Bodhan Chreptak

Toronto, ON-based band, Colour Picture Book is made up of Max Roach, Adam Webster and Matt Webster. The trio released a self-titled two song 7″ back in September, and we had a chat with them via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Adam Webster and I front a band called Colour Picture Book with my brother Matt on bass and our good buddy Maxwell Roach on the drums.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

We just finished an all-analogue recording that does it’s best to capture the sound of a real band playing together in a real room. I try not to tell Matt and Max too much about what to do on a recording, I usually just give them the loose bones of a song. I really want the sound of their interpretation on there. At its core, I guess it’s soul music, buts it’s really a cocktail all the different kinds of real live music you might hear live when you go out at night looking to vibe to aband.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Live sounds just like the record!  … Could be because we recorded it live. For real though, I really feel like myself when the groove is hot and the crowd is alive. I feel like when it’s really happening, everything you do up there is okay. It’s partly due to the fact that I am privileged with such a solid rhythm section. They never really know what I’m going to throw at them but they’re always right there with me.

There are definitely some Canadian dates coming up. Stay tuned to find out when we’re coming to your town. Soonthe dates will be up on our site.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

It’s pretty hard to sum up a band with one song, but luckily for all of you, we released a 7” back in September with our first two releases on it, so that definitely slims down your options, right? Check out “This Time Around”, I like the way it bounces.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?

Oh man, there are so many great Canadian artists. Most of which, we may never hear of or know exist. That’s what’s kind of funny about the Canadian scene. Most of my favourite players and bands are local guys who may never make it out of their towns, which might be absolutely perfect for them. As far as big names go, there are always the permanent fixtures, like Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn and the guys from the Band (we’ll give Levon an honorary Canadian pass). For newer stuff though,Kaytranada has put out some really cool sounds and good collaborations. If you want to have way too much fun at a live show with big horns and huge energy, go check out My Son the Hurricane. It’s pretty hard not to have a good time.

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