Gloryhound to play Fishbones in Charlottetown Saturday

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Halifax band celebrating release of new ‘Loaded Gun’ album

CHARLOTTETOWN – Gloryhound will take the stage at Fishbones Oyster Bar & Grill in Charlottetown on Saturday, July 26. The popular Halifax based rockers are celebrating the release of their new full-length album, “Loaded Gun.” Show time is 10:30 p.m.

Gloryhound is Evan Meisner, David Casey, Shaun Hanlon and Jeremy MacPherson.

With one boot firmly rooted in classic rock style and the other in contemporary alt-rock, Gloryhound howled worldwide with the unleashing of their new single, album title track, “Loaded Gun,” back in April and are now touring in support of their new “Loaded Gun” album released on June 23.

The single became the band’s third straight Top 25 hit on Rock Radio in Canada, following “Electric Dusk” and “Let You Down Again.”

Comprised of Evan Meisner (lead vocal/rhythm guitar), David Casey (lead guitar/bg vocal), Shaun Hanlon (drums) and Jeremy MacPherson (bass), Gloryhound have amassed an ever-growing pack of fans across Canada.

In their formative years Gloryhound listened to Alice Cooper, The Ramones, Thin Lizzy and Iggy Pop. All of these influences can be heard in their self-styled form of rock, but their sound is truly their own.

With their ECMA nominated debut “Leave It Alone” under their belts, Gloryhound took up temporary residency in Toronto to record their second album. They recorded “Electric Dusk,” a seven-song EP which garnered multiple award nominations from Music Nova Scotia and the East Coast Music Association.

On the strength of that recording, and a no holds barred sonic blast of a live performance, the band was signed to the Agency Group, scored prime showcase stages at Canadian Music Week, NorthByNorthEast and Junofest, and secured a label deal with eOne Music Canada.

Gloryhound’s first single, EP title track “Electric Dusk”, quickly gained Top 20 status on the national Media Base Active Rock charts, achieved Top 30 status on the Billboard/BDS Canadian Rock charts, culminating in a nomination for a Canadian Radio Music Award.

Gloryhound cut their touring teeth playing stadiums throughout Atlantic Canada with rock icons Deep Purple, crossed the country as direct support for The Cult, and along with their own coast to coast headline shows, the foursome have shared the stage with such names as Sam Roberts, Nickelback, The Sheepdogs, The Trews, April Wine, and Willie Nile with whom they’ve also done co-writing.

Gloryhound have also made their mark in film and television. Their song “Cruel Little Tease” landed in the opening segment of Michael Melski’s feature film “Charlie Zone,” their single “Electric Dusk” was licensed to feature film “Love Me,” while their second single, “TKO Tokyo” scored placement in the TV show, “Less Than Kind.” Three songs from the EP, “Keep a Light On You”, “Yes You Are” and “Fever Stricken Night” were featured in episodes of the TV series, “Rookie Blue.”

For more on Gloryhound including music, video and full tour schedule, visit: www.gloryhoundband.com.

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