You may have figured out, from our extended absence from the internet and touring, that we are no longer a band. It took a while to admit to ourselves that we had broken up, but we have all shifted our priorities to other projects.
Immaculate Machine began in Victoria, BC in 2001 with Brooke Gallupe, Kathryn Calder and Luke Kozlowski. As young students with time on our hands, we practiced 6 nights a week after hours in a ballet studio rented from Men Without Hats' keyboardist. We took every gig that came our way. We toured Canada tirelessly for a few years before anyone took notice, then we signed to Mint Records and toured some more. We spent so much time together we became siblings, finishing each other's sentences and playing together effortlessly. We travelled countless times across North America and Europe, generating an abundance of lasting memories.
In 2008, while planning a new album, Kathryn learned of her mother's terminal illness. She bowed out of touring in order to be a full-time caregiver. Luke decided to go to school. We recorded the album, High On Jackson Hill, and Brooke took it on tour with a hired band to Europe, China and around North America. With the fracture of the original lineup, the motivation to continue Immaculate Machine waned. It was time to redirect our efforts to new things.
Nowadays, Kathryn has her solo project: http://kathryncalder.ca/
Luke fronts the band Aquitania: http://www.myspace.com/aquitaniaband
Brooke is working a new project, when new parenthood allows.
Caitlin and Jordan from the Jackson Hill touring band have their own fantastic band: http://www.slamdunkband.com/
Thanks for those great years everybody!