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Event Archive - Payola$, The Sessions

Sat. July 28th 2007 - Sat. July 28th 2007 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC (No Minors)
9:30pm doors at 8pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations
Presented by: Live Nation, Jack FM

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Music: Pop / Rock / Indie
On sale 6/15 @ 10am

In the ’80s, no band represented Vancouver like The Payola$. While singer Paul Hyde would go on to a successful solo career and guitarist Bob Rock would become one of the most in-demand producers in the world, helming the console for acts like Metallica, together the two formed an extraordinary team that was more than the sum of its parts. With their band The Payola$, Rock and Hyde released such groundbreaking records as In a Place Like This, No Stranger to Danger and Hammer on a Drum. Singles such as “Romance”, “Soldier”, “Never Said I Loved You” (a duet with Rough Trade’s Carol Pope) and the worldwide new wave sensation “Eyes of a Stranger” cemented The Payola$’ reputation as one of Canada’s finest bands, and a group equally at home writing socially conscious ballads, reggae-inflected punk rock tunes and catchy pop hits.

Finally, in 2007, The Payola$ are back after a twenty year hiatus (though Bob and Paul recorded an album as Rock and Hyde). Last year saw the release of a single, “Bomb” and this spring sees a new incarnation of the band touring in support of a five-song EP, Langford (Part 1). It’s about time.


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The Sessions (Indie/Pop/TripHop/Electro)

The Sessions are Joshua Abel (vocals), Tristan Martin (guitar), Tobias Jesso (bass), and Martin Kottmeier (drums). This is a Session typing this. Who am I? You may never know... We'll have our new EP out by mid August so prepare yourselves to get love drunk off them. more info