In late 2010, guitarist Amy Mantis asked her friend Jackie Berkley to sing in a band with her along with their friends Cole Bingham on drums and Kyle Hovland on bass.
The end result is Canary, a rock n roll band that has quickly grown from a brainchild to a full-fledged rock n roll powerhouse unit that is like a combination of the Who and Fleetwood Mac. Their music hits you where rock n roll should: in the gut.
Their debut EP, Let Down Your Guard, simultaneously reflects their rock n roll roots and their desire to put their own stamp on the genre.
Canary has trekked through snow, sleet, rain, freezing temperatures and anything else that New England weather can throw at them to deliver energetic performances in and around Boston.
The band rocked and rolled its way right into the House of Blues in Boston and played the main stage there as part of the Friends of Boston’s Homeless: Beyond Shelter Gala. They also recorded the theme song for “4 Iroquois,” an upcoming TV show produced by Emerson College. In addition to the theme song, the band is also set to be featured in the final episode of the show.
Most recently, Canary added their dear friend Alex Hartley to play keys and do some backing vocals. He’s not heard on any recordings, but his debut will be very, very soon.