Road to Recovery
Bellevue was born in the summer of 2003 when Brent Hough (lead vocals, guitar) took his ever-growing collection of home recordings from Kingston to Toronto in the hopes of finding like-minded musicians. Ever since, Bellevue has been in a constant state of change, eventually arriving at it's current and comparatively stable incarnation of drummer Jordan Bruce, and the longest serving member, bassist Dan Snyder. While Bellevue's influences are diverse, the band's sound is a focused one - song-oriented and guitar driven with a distinct pop quality. Bellevue's debut record Lost In Space was released independently in early 2007 via the Music Maul Industries collective. An album of catchy rock tunes, it is juxtaposed by Brent's distinct baritone vocal style. Despite a busy schedule of shows in the months following it's release, Bellevue found the time to begin work on their follow-up record. While Brent Hough remained the principal songwriter, the new songs were assembled with a more collaborative spirit, and recorded the same way. The majority of the work for The Road to Recovery was completed during a 3-day marathon recording session in a cottage on the north shore of Lake Huron on Canada Day weekend, 2007. While the core elements of the band's sound remained intact, the record captures the band in a new mind-set, exploring new textures and song structures. Recorded by the band, it was mixed by Alphonse Lanza at Parkdale Is Gay Studios and mastered by Noah Mintz at the renowned Lacquer Channel Mastering Studios. Bellevue looks forward to hitting the road in the spring and summer of 2008 in support of The Road to Recovery's release.