by the partae

Where are you currently based?
Airdrie, Alberta, Canada! We were born and raised here in fact. We’re about 20 minutes away from Calgary and only 2 minutes away from gravel roads, which is perfect for songwriting inspiration.

How did you first start playing music?
We’ve really always loved music. As two brothers, I guess you could say it all started when we were two kids singing in the back seat of dad’s old work truck. We fell in love with those old classic rock and 90’s country songs, and that’s really what drove us to play our first show in 2008. We had a crowd of about 30 strong, and we were absolutely fired up about performing live by the end of our set. We made a promise to ourselves that night to take it as far as we possibly could.

What’s been happening recently?
We’ve been spending the last few months getting ready for the release of new music, new merchandise and grinding away in Alberta’s Project Wild program. We also recently held our inaugural ‘One More Light’ fundraiser, raising almost $4000 for suicide prevention initiatives. The momentum is very exciting!

Your latest single ‘Wild One’ is out now. What do you love most about this new track?
“Wild One,” has an undeniable energy and a melody you just can’t help but sing along to. It’s a feel-good song about the kind of girl you know you can’t hold onto for long yet can’t help but try. We love how relatable this song is – either you’ve been the wild one in a relationship or you know what it’s like to chase a wild one. 

Where and when did you record/produce/master and who did you work with?
Dan Swinimer produced this one. Dan’s worked with some amazing artists such as Billy Currington, Tenille Townes, and Madeline Merlo, to name a few. We recorded at his studio in Surrey, BC back in October and we had an absolute blast with it! Such a fun process. After it was all tracked and Dan worked his magic, it was sent off to Jay Dufour for mixing and then mastered with João Carvalho Mastering in Toronto.

Please tell us about your participation in the Project Wild competition!
Project Wild. What a crazy, fun, challenging experience. This is one of the most prestigious competitions in the Canadian music scene with $225,000 being paid to the top 3 artists. We’re in the top 12. We’ll find out in March how it all plays out! 

Who are you listening to at the moment?
Growing up we listened to a lot of Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen, as well as Tim McGraw. We really fell in love with honest storytelling. We actually still listen to these artists all the time. Recently we’ve also really drawn inspiration from artists such as Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett.

What do you like to do away from music?
We’re both pretty big fans of getting outside. We live close to the Canadian Rocky Mountains so we like to get out for hiking/snowboarding when we can! We can also often be found on our motorbikes when the snow melts!

What’s planned for 2022?
Once Project Wild wraps up, our first step is to hit the studio again. We’ve written a lot of songs over the past couple of years that we can’t wait to share! A variety from rowdy country songs, to duets. We’ve got our sights set on an EP by the end of the year so it’s going to be a busy 2022! Stay tuned! 

Favourite food and place to hangout?
Love Banff Ave Brewing! It’s a bit of a hidden gem we like to visit out in the mountains. In our hometown of Airdrie we like to hang out with friends and family at a local spot called Paul’s Pizza. 

Facebook: /flayshermusic

Instagram: @flayshermusic

Twitter: @flayshermusic

Website: www.flaysher.ca

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