Handsome Distraction, a four-piece rock band from Victoria (BC), has taken a steady approach toward breaking into the rock music scene since the formation of the band in 2009. Doing what so many bands attempt, Handsome Distraction have an original and refreshing sound with an authentic and energetic stage performance to coincide.
Devin Perfect sings with passion and power while blazing his two-step around the stage, Joey Mono's leads stay with you like a well placed catch phrase, while Chris Weaver dances his fingers over the bass’ fretboard, all being held up by Kyle White’s robust nerve pulsing rhythms. A talented quartet that successfully combines the eclectic influences of its members (such as Weezer, Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, and the Pixies).
Handsome Distraction have successfully recorded and released three EP’s over three years. Most notable, their newest EP "A Mighty Roar" releasing May 2013 recorded at The Noise Floor Recording Studio with engineer Jordan Koop and mixed/mastered by Adam Sutherland at Infinity Studios. The band continues to earn their place among the best in Canadian rock music, as well as their ever-growing online presence and catching music capturing the awe of their fans and attention of industry representatives.
2012 was a very successful year with the release of their EP “Fight or Flight” which has received high acclaim and sales, a solid Canadian tour in August that had fans, promoters and managers across the country requesting their return along with many packed local shows including an appearance on the main stage at The Vancouver Music Festival in December! 2013 sees the band showcasing at Canadian Music Week in Toronto in March, a slot at the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival in April, releasing their new EP "A Mighty Roar" in May, embarking on a western Canadian tour in September, and a US tour in the winter!
With tight arrangements, natural flare, and catching songs, this band has it all. Keep your eyes on these guys and your radios dialed in as Handsome Distraction makes their way to a city near you!
Devin Perfect - Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Joey Arthur - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Chris Weaver - Bass/Vocals
Kyle White - Drums/Vocals