Honoring the 70’s with bands like The Stranglers,Grand Funk Railroad and Bob Mould, the sonically ferocious stage and studio vets deconstruct and deliver power chords and heavy grooves- a soundtrack of fierce blues/sludge/rock alongside forceful vocals and lyrics that are caustic,painfully funny with raw observations on Love, Lawlessness and Neuroticism.
The music is an elemental,raw, organic chaos making you want to f&*k,fight or get off the fence.
WHO WE ARE: Simple Damned Device is
Lawrence Bayne,Derick E.Lindo,Kevin Bell and David F.South
Lawrence Bayne /Lead Vocals
Born of Scottish and Cree descent, Lawrence is a Canadian actor who has appeared in motion pictures, television series and supplies voices for animated series, narrations, and commercials.
He has been involved in music all his life whether writing, singing and composing and has performed with the band Control Freak in many diverse venues from L.A and South Africa to South Dakota and Moncton, New Brunswick.
Kevin Bell /Guitar
Kevin is a well respected session player having worked with the likes of Bob Ezrin, Doc McGhee and Murray McLauchlan to name a few. He started playing the guitar at 12yrs and was quickly nicknamed by T.Bone Walker ‘YoungBlood’.
He lives to play music and is currently in 6 bands.
In previous lives David has played with top tribute bands across Canada from Alice Cooper to Black Sabbath to Yes. He currently plays in a few Toronto cover bands and when he doesn’t have a bass in his hands he is also an avid mead maker.
Born in Stephney, England Derickwas introduced to the drum kit at the age of 13yrs thanks to the late great Jackie Mittoo. Inspired by the Dave Clark Five, Derick is a self-taught, unearthly machinist of skin and steel with a unique melodic playing technique.
He has played with Nancy Wilson, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Orin Issacs, Deborah Cox
“If Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart got together with John Lee Hooker”
-Dj Jack Antonio – CJIM Montreal’s Rock Station
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