At this year’s Toronto International Beaches Jazz Festival the ‘boomer’ rock band ‘Who Stole The Cookies?’ will be at Queen St. and Elmer Ave. performing songs from their newly released CD.
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Album Release: July 25th, 2013 – Who Stole the Cookies? will be releasing their self-titled debut album on July 25th, 2013.
The band consists of 4 baby boomers who were passionate musicians in their teens playing in bands in Toronto, Winnipeg and Liverpool…but had to put down their instruments while career development, marriage and family became priorities.
“We put our musical dreams on hold while life kind of got in the way.” says lead guitarist Tony Johnstone. “We put our instruments down for 25 years and picked them up again a few years ago when we found each other through social networking.” recounts drummer Kelly Atherton. ‘It’s heartening to see that we haven’t lost our musical skills or passion over the years.” says bassist Jamie Proctor
“If anything, because we are more seasoned musicians, we are creating more interesting original music” quips lead singer Nick Soter.
The band first got together 6 years ago and after 12 months together they put out a 7 song EP. They became nice and tight through gigging, playing a variety of venues across the Golden Horseshoe region. Over the last twelve months they’ve written and recorded new songs for the album and remixed and remastered a few of their most popular songs from their EP. The album features 10 original tracks and was mixed by Giorgio Occhipinti, son of renowned jazz musician and Juno award winner Roberto Occhipinti.
Their self titled debut album features a brand of rock and roll unique to the Cookies. They call it ‘boomer rock’ because it features melodies, musical hooks and storylines that the baby boom generation can relate to. Interestingly, the younger generation find the music very appealing too, as evidenced by the crowds that the band draws. ‘Quality rock and roll is in style with all age groups.” observes Soter.
It might have taken them longer than they expected to produce the album that they are proud of, but this band proves you’re never too old to rock and roll, that patience is a virtue and good things come to those who wait!