Columbus was initially manifested in 2003 as a studio project in which song master Chris Webster could fully revel in his secret passion for classic Art-Pop. Pop had become a dirty word in music and Webster questioned whether or not a public or even musicians would be interested in his true love. He was wrong and after intense hounding over pints by drummer Jesse Sherburne, convincing international reviews for his single “Turn-coat” released on Humblebee Recordings and a general call by many fans to appear live, the decision was made to form a group. Soon other bands began to loose their most coveted members to Columbus and a collective force harboring enormous potential began to appear live. Although experienced and highly talented, Chris Webster (guitar/voice), Jesse Sherburne (Drums), Tony Baker (Bass), Matt Pahl (Lead Guitar), had no inkling as to what the future had in store for Columbus. One of the fastest growing bands in Canada, Columbus’ success seems largely based on the power of their, now well thought of, “Debut EP,” which was snatched up by upstart indie label Pop Echo Records, and launched into the top twenty of the !earshot college charts in July of 2005. But, while their only release to date is surely a tasty slice of pop hooks and buttery vocals with just a dash of metropolitan angst added for flavor, it would be doing Columbus a disservice to chock their many successes up to a recording that features but a sampling of their talents.
Matt Pahl Guitars / Back up Vocals
Tony Baker Bass / Back up Vocals
Chris Webster Vocals/ Guitar
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