Band Profile

Grade

Grade
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Kyle Bishop: Vocals
Matt Jones: Bass
Shawn Magill: Guitar
Greg Taylor: Guitar
Matt Richmond: Drums

Grade Bio:

.. Grade's first release was the Grade/Believe split in 1994, on small Canadian label Workshop Records. The full length And Such Is Progress followed in 1997 and EP Separate the Magnets was released shortly after in 1998, earning them critical praise and high profile touring slots with groups such as Jimmy Eat World, Hot Water Music and Fugazi. In 1999, they signed with Victory Records and released an EP, Triumph and Tragedy. Later that same year they released a full length album, Under the Radar. In 2000, they released The Embarrassing Beginning, a collection of their older works, as well as rarities. In 2001, original guitarist Greg Taylor left to pursue Jersey full time, and was replaced with Brad Casarin. Chris Danner subsequently left, with Charles Moniz joining for the release of the album Headfirst Straight to Hell. In their final incarnation, only Kyle Bishop remained, backed by members of the group Somehow Hollow. The band broke up in 2002 but reunited to play 2 shows in the summer of 2006. The first was a short surprise set with Misery Signals and The Gorgeous in Hamilton, ON, the second was a soldout headlining show at The Opera House in Toronto. Around that time Greg Taylor and Matt Jones considered the possibility of writing new material, but scheduling and other band commitments put the idea on hold. In January of 2009, taking advantage of a break in Greg's touring with Saint Alvia, the four original members - Kyle Bishop, Shawn Magill, Greg Taylor and Matt Jones began writing their first new material together in 10 years. The first two new songs from those sessions are currently being mixed for release on a split 7" with Bane for an October release. ..

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