August 7, 2016

The Band

SHORT BIO:

Fronted by powerful, 3-part, “blood harmonies” provided by father, Dail Croome (50 years old - bassist), and his sons, Patrick (23 years old - acoustic guitar) and Liam Croome (21 years old - keyboards), the combination of familiar voices, each with their own unique tone and melody, create a magical vocal tapestry, like no other. With controlled dynamics, perfectly inserted fills and emotional turns, rhythmic drummer Brayden Tario (23 years old) brings the band's rhythm section to life and uses his voice to add a 4th harmony. Brandon Haddow (21 years old) hoists the electric lead guitar and rips out killer solos, and then casually steps back, to provide soulful fills and rhythm.

Originally from Calgary, Alberta and now touring all of Western Canada, the North-Western US and California they've perfected their own modern style of Hippy-Rock. Audiences quickly fell for their honest sound and peaceful demeanour on and off stage. They recorded their debut album CORNERSTONES in 2016, recently opened for Bon Jovi at the Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena and will be opening for The Doobie Brothers & The Struts for the ‘Rock The Cure Festival' in San Diego in August 2017, further continuing their perpetual #OneTownAtATimeTour through 2017 & 2018.

THE STORY SO FAR...

2 years ago, the Croome brothers (Patch and Liam), their dad (Dail) together with their two best friends (Brayden and Brandon) headed to California to chase a dream. A really big dream. They took a huge risk-packed up what they needed, sold everything else and headed south. They quit all their jobs - sold everything they had and looked to start fresh in a new city. In a tiny trailer in the California sun, it started to come together. 

They wrote and wrote—music and lyrics (and a few emails home). They wrote on the beach, in the sun, in a boat and in a smelly trailer. And they sang and kept singing. They sang in bars, and pubs, private homes, golf clubs and wineries. Then they were dubbed “The hardest working band in San Diego.”

It was there that the Daring Greatly sound came alive…

The band needed an album... but they didn't have that or the money to make it happen. Their savings were slowly depleting.

They were introduced to producer Scott Ragotskie in San Clemente, CA who was willing to work out an affordable budget for them to get a 13 song album recorded.

“The stars have all aligned; it’s time for you to shine.” -  'Shine' Track No.1 on CORNERSTONES (2016)

Once the budget was set, they immediately began brainstorming ways to raise some money to pay for the studio time, mixing, and mastering. In the spring of 2016, the band attempted they're own "crowdfunding" campaign to raise money. They pre-sold albums, private shows, T-Shirts, Etc and did countless 'live-stream' events on Facebook to gather interest from the likes of their fans.

In the span of 4 months:  They had 3-4 gigs and 2 studio sessions a week, they were living their dream. Countless hours and $8,000 later - the band released their first fully produced album June 25, 2016, titled ‘CORNERSTONES'  It was distributed independently to iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and many other music platforms.

The album features newer and better versions of fan favorites, 'Find Your Serenity', 'Save You From' and 'The Other Side'.  Also brand new originals, 'Shine', 'Big Thing's Are Comin', and 'Reflections of Me' - open up the album with tracks 1,2, and 3 respectively.

'That sound' has finally been found for the band. 'CORNERSTONES' was completely produced by Daring Greatly with co-producer Scott Ragoskie by their side every step of the way to guide them through the recording process. Once all tracks were done, they were then sent to lead mixing engineer, Cedrick Courtois, for a more polished and even sound! It is evident from track 1 through track 13 that these guys are all on a deeper, and more conscious level than just your average belly-up-party songwriter you'll hear on the radio. They're not Country, they're not Alternative, they're just good old Rock'n Roll with some flavourful soul.

Their goal is to continuously share the message of being fearless, free, and vulnerable - to 'step inside the ring' and to dare greatly. The message is simple, but the music is even more powerful than that. This 5 piece group gathers heavy influence from the 60's & 70's classic rock era.

“Their musicianship is incredible given their age, and their harmonies are as good as anyone I have ever heard. The industry has not heard an act like this for a very long time. I believe this talented group will be talked about in the same breath as the Eagles, and Crosby Stills Nash and Young- Seriously!” - Dave Temple – MCC Studios (CCMA studio of the year 2013, 2014)

The real chemistry in this band comes from their competitive attitude from the sport of Hockey. The 4 young guys played hockey against each other almost their entire life. Dail coached his sons Liam and Patrick for many years growing up. This competitive mindset has allowed everyone in the band to continuously grow and raise the bar for the next person. You'll almost notice this 'tension' as soon as they walk on stage.

The band has been together full time for nearly 3 years now, however, all members have been surrounded with music since they were the 'wee-little' age of 3.

There is so much love and respect for one another in this band. Everyone has a genius and a passion that they bring, that everyone is contributing in such a profound way that one of them missing would change everything! Their shared passion for music has definitely brought them closer, but they also know that because they have played hockey all their lives, they know how to be part of a team, to trust each other and that when every day isn’t their best, they need to pick each other up.

The band’s philosophy is to remain relevant, connected, and creative, to be able to continue to write and perform music that allows people to celebrate life, challenges people to be brave enough to be “free” and authentic, and creates a quiet and loving revolution that creates a shift in the way people live their lives, so that there is less focus on the empty materiality, and more focus on the things that we know truly provides fulfillment, such as deep connection, freedom, and a purpose greater than oneself.

The message is simple; be free, be courageous, and fall in love with as many things as possible. Step inside the arena, take a chance – dare greatly. Great music knows no time, and the 70’s Rock vibes are back! We want people to feel the love and the music the way we do. We want to connect and brighten peoples’ lives, through our music.

ABOUT THE NAME

‘Daring Greatly’ was inspired first by a book written by Brene Brown titled, ‘Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, and Lead’. The entire band has read, been inspired by, and thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author, in turn, was inspired by Theodore Roosevelt’s speech, “Citizenship in a Republic.” The speech spoke of vulnerability and of striving for the goal, even if success is not guaranteed. To the author, this speech is about the reward of making a valiant effort, not about winning or losing.

THE MESSAGE: DARE GREATLY – STEP INSIDE THE RING

Excerpt from “Citizenship in a Republic”, by Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt;

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”