By on June 29, 2013


Toronto’s infectious funk-rock band JUICE will independently release their debut album Hit The Ground Running on July 16, 2013. The album will be available through the band’s Bandcamp [http://juicemusic.bandcamp.com/] and via iTunes. To get a taste of what to expect on their debut full-length, the band has just released the soulful dance jam “The City”. To check it out visit: https://soundcloud.com/juice-htgr/the-city


Entirely self-produced, Hit The Ground Running features ten hook-laden tracks that showcase the things that fans of the band have come to know and love; raw vocals, tight horns, a heavy rhythm section and an inherent ability to write melodies that will make you rush the dance floor.


Coming together in the halls of Humber College’s music department, JUICE is a musical collaboration made up of some of Toronto’s finest performing musicians, including Tom Hanley (Gtr/Vocals), Kyle Woodard (Sax), Max Stanutz (Trumpet), Claudio Santaluce (Drums), Andrew Wright (Bass) and Craig Clemens (Keys/Vocals). After posting a link to their Bandcamp on a Reddit article in September 2012, JUICE went viral, racking up over 45,000 plays in a week, which catapulted them to the third best sellers overall on Bandcamp and the best sellers in the rock genre.


From headlining shows at rock venues to performing “Suit and Tie” gigs at cocktail hour, The Beaches Jazz Festival “fan favourites” will embark on a number of summer festival dates across Canada. For full tour details see below.


Hit The Ground Running Track Listing:

01.  Wake Me Up

02.  The City

03.  Never Know

04.  Two Brothers

05.  Indigo

06.  Hit The Ground Running

07.  Anywhere

08.  The Waiting Room

09.  Bad Man

10.  Big Heart

Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates

July 12th – Waterloo ON, Waterloo Town Square (12:00pm), 

July 12th – Waterloo ON, Maxwells Music House w/ Aphrodite’s Bodice

July 13th – Uxbridge ON, King Henrys w/ Shark Week and Air Marshal Landing

July 19th – Toronto ON, 3030 Dundas West

July 20th – Niagara On The Lake ON, Petestock Outdoor Music Festival

July 25th – Toronto ON, The Beaches Jazz Festival

July 26th – Toronto ON, The Beaches Jazz Festival

July 27th – Toronto ON, The Beaches Jazz Festival

August 2nd – Oshawa ON, The Atria w/ Shark Week

August 3rd – New Market ON, The New Market Jazz Festival

August 9th – Montreal QC, E’scalier

August 10th – Ottawa ON, The Rainbow w/The Lionyls and The Red Rails

August 23rd – Charlottetown PE, PEI Jazz and Blues Festival

August 24th – Charlottetown PE, PEI Jazz and Blues Festival 




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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.