The Glorious Sons is a rock group hailing from the Ontario province of Canada. The group formed in 2011 and signed a deal with a label in 2013. The band's style is a mixture of alternative, hard and Southern rock, reflecting the band's eclectic influences, which include AC/DC, the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Prince and Pink Floyd. Eight of The Glorious Sons' songs have made it into Top 10 spots on various Canadian charts. The band's musical style and amazing live performances have netted it some great awards. Among these are SiriusXM Indie Awards for Group of the Year and Artist of the Year in 2015 and the Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year for Young Beauties and Fools in 2018.
The Road to Glory
The Glorious Sons started out as and has remained a five-person band, retaining four of its founding members. After refining its sound for two years, the band chose to independently release its first and currently only EP in 2013. Shapeless Art definitely had a shape and a sound to it. The single titled "Mama" reached No. 6 on the rock charts in Canada. This attention and popularity got The Glorious Sons noticed by a record label. The band released its EP again after signing with Black Box and dropped a new single that fared even better on the charts than the first. The Glorious Sons kicked off a Canadian tour to promote the EP and became known internationally shortly thereafter.
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Who plays in The Glorious Sons?
The Glorious Sons' five members all perform live as part of the band's concert experience. Chris Koster and brothers Brett and Jay Emmons all sing vocals and play guitars. Koster replaced guitarist Andrew Young, who left in 2015. Brett also plays the harmonica and the keyboard during some live shows. Chris Huot takes care of the bass, and Adam Paquette acts as the drummer and lends his voice to many of the band's tracks. When The Glorious Sons is on tour, you will probably also see musicians Josh Hewson and Tony Silvestri added to the mix.
What is a The Glorious Sons setlist like?
With so many popular singles from its albums and EP, there are a lot of songs that might be a part of the setlist during a concert from The Glorious Sons. Many chart-toppers from Canada are sure to be a part of the live experience. Fans might hear such tracks as "Mama," "Lightning," "Kill the Lights" and "Everything Is Alright."
What is a The Glorious Sons tour like?
The Glorious Sons plays at various large or small venues across North America. It has also been chosen as part of the lineup at several rock-themed festivals. You can catch a concert from The Glorious Sons in either the US or Canada, including places like New York, Pennsylvania and Quebec. It's also part of the lineup at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival.
Has The Glorious Sons collaborated with any other artists?
The Glorious Sons had a few live collaborations and concerts with other groups when the band started touring to support Shapeless Art. Most notably, The Glorious Sons toured around Canada with rock group Airbourne and around the US with 10 Years.
What are some bands like The Glorious Sons that fans might enjoy?
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