Ray Howard, lead vocals/ lead guitar Master Mind/Batman
Tiburce Perlau, drums/ back vocals Visual-Sound Production/Expert Craftsman
Costa Siarlis, bass/ back vocals Social Media guru /Super Foodie
Heavy and gutsy rock riffing served alongside a palpable and unmistakable lead vocal!
The feeling you get when headbanging to a Vinyl Hero tune is best described as a Symphony of Synchronicity. 3 different individuals with one main goal. Ray Howard and Costa Siarlis (founding members) had a couple of years to curate their songs and sounds with different members and once Tiburce Perlau was added to the lineup their overall sound hit a level that has become the standard Vinyl Hero trademark sound!
No strangers to touring, Montrealer’s Vinyl Hero have been hard at work tilling the soil along the Quebec/Ontario’s 401; headlining theaters in Montreal like Club Soda, and playing important support slots to blues legends like Pat Travers, Stu Hamm and Alex Skolnik at the towering Le National Theater. They have been fan favorites at Mont Tremblant’s Blues Fest and by way of consistent, steady, touring has built a vibrant and reliable fan-base in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Kitchener, as far away as Victoria B.C. and in numerous markets in their native Quebec. Vinyl Hero have graced Major Canadian Festival stages including Toronto’s Indie Week (3 years running) and Nappanee’s VoodooRockFest. FM Radio spins include CHOM 97.7’s show Montreal ROCKS, and Oshawa’s the Rock 94.9 FM who have been ambassadors for the band in the greater Toronto area. Vinyl Hero was also nominated for Canada’s best independent Rock Video of 2018 by Dropout Entertainment and was named Montreal’s most popular vote for C B C Searchlight.
Their recent E.P. ‘Seven Days On A Train’ was released to great acclaim “Glam stomping, bratty tear away, excellent musicianship, ragged glory and scarves trailing all over the script” (Steve Swift – PowerPlay magazine UK)(Pure Grain Audio) “They crunch about that gravel path of theirs like there is no tomorrow .” (RockmusicRaider, Newsflash).
Vinyl Hero currently in the midst of pre-production for its forthcoming Single and E.P. – VULTURES – To be recorded in Montreal’s #churchofrocknroll recording studio The Freq Shop. At the dials, producers Dave Traina and Derek Orsi, who are proven for helping artists wrung up their music scene.
With influences drawing from Queens Of the Stone Age, Stone Temple Pilots, as well as fellow Canadians Big Wreck, Vinyl Hero has not placed its cross-hairs on adhering to a particular sound or bandwagon. The Montreal power trio is best described as Deep, Honest, Powerful and True. Their ethos; to embody in music, humanity, living emotion and the organic nature characteristic of music during the vinyl era, all while delivering smart arrangements with impactful dynamics and deft akin to power trios such as Nirvana and The Tea Party