The Wring started as my solo project.
I had a lot of songs written and wanted to get them out. I was lucky enough to connect with Jason, Rob and Dan. These guys really brought the songs to life. We jammed a lot and ended up recording the self-titled album The Wring – released in 2017.
We did some cool shows. We were fortunate enough to open for some legendary bands – Diamond Head and Anvil(!). We also did shows with Crone of War, Dead Daisies and Sven Gali and played the Budweiser New Music festival, opening for Finger Eleven and Glorious Sons. During this time, Jason Henrie was unable to continue in the band due to personal commitments so, very thankfully, Moss Beckman stepped in as our live bass player. Moss is an amazing musician and a good dude. He really saved the day.
In late 2018, Rob & Moss decided they needed a break and departed The Wring. It’s tough to maintain motivation in an all original hard rock band from Northern Ontario. It was for me, anyways.
Shortly after, Dan and I connected with Cory Kottick, a local drummer/musician, and attempted to formulate a new version of The Wring. Over the next year or so, we messed around with songs and ideas. From this, we recorded the single 48 oz. It’s only one song, but I think it turned out really well. Cory mixed & engineered it and did a super-pro job, in my opinion. We didn’t get much further than that but it was a great experience, Cory is a super talented guy.
I hope some incarnation of The Wring might play again, I really love doing those songs live.
Drums & Percussion
Drums & Production on 48 oz
Bass on 48 oz