See Electric Audrey 2 at The 2017 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival on Sunday, June 18 at 3:30pm!
Electric Audrey 2 is a dynamic 6-piece mash up of rockabilly, country/western, punk, gypsy and rock from Edmonton, Alberta. Sillybilly. They’re a high energy group of, immature goofballs that set out to acheive maximum silliness and excellent entertainment every performance. All members have a pretty diverse background and bring their zest to Electric Audrey 2 for some fresh new sounds by combining several genres. Great, now this overview sounds like a generic band bio. “High energy” group? Seriously, every rock band in the universe will say that about themselves. Combining several genres? “Dynamic”? Wow, they must be soooooo unique and special. Anyway, just go listen to our tunes and judge for yourself and like the crap out of us on Facebook.
Oakland (from Raygun Cowboys) is the nachos supreme, glorious leader of Electric Audrey II. He plays guitar, “sings” lead vocals and sports one of the finest hairdos in the Edmonton music scene. We put “sings” in double quotes ’cause it’s more like yelling. Arguably the most charming and well spoken member of the band. But his spelling is atrocious, so we don’t let him do any Facebook updates. Oakland currently has a kickstarter page for a hair transplant, but it’s only raised $3.50 so far, so please donate. This is the face that he expressed when informed he would be a father soon.
Favorite Vice: Miami
Zerk is one fine, stand up, stand-up bass player from HELL! And by that, we mean he comes from his other band, the Hellfire Special. One time, Zerk ate 2 double baconators before going on stage and managed to keep it together for the entire set. That may sound relatively tame for the Zerk, but his attorney has advised us not to post anything self-incriminating. He also has some cool tattoos that he totally doesn’t regret getting.
Favorite Vice: Home-made moonshine with baconator juice
Derek sure knows how to play drums. Also coming from the Raygun Cowboys, Derek knows how to get in the “zone” and constantly reminds us that’s where he wants to be. We get it, Derek, we’re just not as stoked as you on being there. Derek also enjoys having drum-tech heavy conversations, even when his bandmates have no clue what he’s talking about. So we just politely nod and go “huh, that’s interesting” while remaining clueless. Derek does have a really cool vest he usually wears on stage – even if it does smell like bigfoot’s dick from all the drumming sweat.
Favorite Vice: Contributing to brony internet forums
Jarret is the new kid on the block. No, we didn’t mean he played in NKOTB. But he’s dazzling enough to fit in with them. Watch as he prances and dances with the fans, like a delicate fawn in the new dawn; hopping on his hind legs in a mist of smoke, tears and sweat. Though an extraordinary fiddle player for a centaur, Jarret is a terrible hacky sack player – despite years of practice he just can’t seem to get more than 3 kicks before dropping it. Sometimes he dreams of just giving his career up one day and go treeplanting or surfing just to get better at the hack, since he’s such a determined fellow.
Favorite Vice: Firing laser beams with eyes. Pew Pew!
Stacy rocks the electric guitar and also plays with Run Chicken Run. He has an honorary doctorate from Jack Black’s school of rock. Sure that’s a real thing, you can’t prove it doesn’t exist! A natural outdoors-man, rumor has it that Stacy once hypnotized a grizzly bear by doing a jazz hands routine. He also prefers that you keep it “au natural” down there, ladies, as he informs us via our song “Down Bound”. We get it Stacy, you’re all natural and outdoorsy. But seriously, would it kill you to shower before rehearsal?
Favorite Vice: Imported Beer, in a tall glass with a swirly straw
Jason plays both trumpet and keyboard, but he’s not getting paid twice as much as everyone else, so suck it up Jason. You knew what you were getting into when you joined this communist band. He’s played in several other bands like La Luna de Santiago and has piles of music diversity. So much, that he could build an old wooden musical ship used in the civil war era if he had to. Despite playing with a Latin band for over 5 years, he still doesn’t know any Spanish. In fact, he can barely speak English without mumbling incoherently. But that’s fine with the rest of us, since he doesn’t usually have anything useful to say.
Favorite Vice: Raging at random internet strangers in multiplayer video games