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Speed Control tours Maple Ridge

Speed Control features brothers Graeme and Jody Peters and drummer Ian March. - Contributed
Speed Control features brothers Graeme and Jody Peters and drummer Ian March.
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Yukon power rock trio Speed Control are kicking off 2014 the only way they know how - rocking out on the road.

After spending much of 2013 touring across Canada, Speed Control are ready to get right back at it with a string of tour dates starting in Burns Lake.

This winter tour of B.C. is a mix of their popular school shows and evening club shows, in support of their new album ‘F.A.B.’, which was independently released last October.

Made up of brothers Graeme (guitar/vocals) and Jody Peters (bass/vocals), and drummer Ian March, Speed Control hits hard, fast and with a sound some compare to Nirvana, and even early Police.

Their music has been described as a combination of pop punk, math rock and high-energy rock ‘n roll fused with the incredible intensity of their live show.

All three members come from a jazz and classical music background but they’re now all focused on their true passion –  rock.

Often called the hardest working band in the Yukon, Speed Control is not only a hard-hitting rock trio.

They have also dedicated themselves to furthering music education in Canada and bringing music back into the lives of kids nationwide.

While on tour, in between club and festival shows, Speed Control visit schools and teach a variety of  “RAWK Camps” which are partnered with Yamaha Canada, who give kids brand new instruments to play, and equipment to run the camps. This allows Speed Control to visit many remote communities some of which do not have a music store.

The band has planned many school shows including one on Jan. 27 at James Cameron School in Maple Ridge.

Speed Control also supplements their winter touring by bringing their patented “Rags to RAWK” history of rock n’ roll into elementary, middle, and high schools. This show follows the journey of rock from 1898 to present day.

• Speed Control play two school shows in Maple Ridge at James Cameron School on Jan. 27 and the ACT on Jan. 31. Their show in Vancouver at The Rickshaw on Jan. 31 is open to the public. Tickets at speedcontrol.ca.

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