“ I'm truly amazed at the quality of the music and the shoot. I get a lot of amateur work sent to me, but this is one of the best I've heard. Very Impressive!! “ Patrick Porter- 91.7 FM The Giant.
Out of the Forest city, London, Ontario,,, HOWZAT,, a 5 piece high energy Rock act released the debut single and video "STORM" in Sept 2015 and since then haven't stopped!! Their single," STORM" has been getting rave reviews across Ontario and extensive air play on college radio throughout Canada , United States and the U.K. all setting up their EP release in 2016, called, 'ROUGH CUTZ' .
Getting rave reviews on their first EP , and their amazing live energetic show, featuring Kevin Rudy (Vocals), Greigg Fraser (Guitars), J-Rad Sterling (drums) Xach Guest (bass) and Dan Ransom (keyboards). Howzat released their 2nd video 'HOUSE OF LOVE' in April of 2016, gathering more fans across the world.
In 2017, Howzat released the politically charged 'LUV DUST", recorded and co-produced by Juno award winner Siegfried Meier at Beach Road Studios. Charting at #1 on Banks Radio Australia for 2 weeks, hitting #7 on the nationally renowned Spider Web Radio in the United States and #1 on The 365 Radio network in the U.S. Howzat has recently started to gain some commercial FM radio spins in Canada along with numerous CBC and Sirius XM stations. Their 2016 single 'STORM' was also picked up by the syndicated TSN show Highways to Fairways on Canadian TV.
Throughout 2017 Howzat were regional finalist for 2017 CBC Searchlight and nominated for a JRLMA ( Jack Richardson London Music Awards).
Touring and constantly writing new material, Howzat has shared the stage with some pretty amazing acts in 2017, The Killer Dwarfs, Honeymoon Suite, Sloan and playing numerous outdoor festivals and with new music coming. In 2018 Howzat set up and recorded 8 brand new originals at Jukasa Studios, were acts such as Three Days Grace, Adam Lambert July Talk and many other huge international recording artists have worked there magic, also in spring 2018 Howzat won $7500 in studio time from local radio 98.1 Free Fm which took the guys to Emac studios in London were 2 brand new songs were cut, Tell Me and Taking Flight both part of Made in London compilation cd along with a brand new video for Tell Me. With opening slots in 2018 with legenday artist Uriah Heep, Nazareth and ANVIL. Big things are on the horizon for this Canadian Rock act !!! Be sure to follow all things Howzat.
New York blogger and MTV Photographer---Lauren Weissler (quote)......"What a glorious throwback to my metal days! It's so refreshing to see new artists keeping rock fresh and alive and most of all, FUN. These guys are truly talented and i can't wait to hear what they come out with next. Try not to give yourself whiplash as you rock out to this tune! "
Dave Buland - Bass guitar
Dave Buland Born in Le Havre (Normandy France) started playing bass around 15 years old, in 1994 he moved to south of France (Montpellier) to study jazz for 2 years at the J.A.M school of music and working with many artists and bands as possible then touring all over Europe taking his passion for music to a professional level. In 2004 he moved to Toronto, Canada to keep playing over Canada and the USA . During 3 years Dave became a teacher at the Merriam School Of Music near Toronto. For 5 years Dave was performing on the cruise ship circuit on the royal Caribbean cruise company traveling over the world and playing in hotels clubs in Dubai. In 2016 Dave Jumped on the HOWZAT ride.
Greigg Fraser - Guitar & Vocals
Greigg's career has covered a number of aspects over the years including live performance / touring, session work, music instruction, producing, arranging, television / orchestral work and composing.
Past projects include A&M recording artists the "Brains," Q107 Homegrown winners "The Items" and the Toronto based "Media Mania" whose album "Madness of Modern Life" garnered rave reviews & airplay overseas. Live he's performed with and / or opened for several Canadian music luminaries such as Rik Emmett, Rush, Kim Mitchell, the Spoons and Lawrence Gowan. In recent years he's released 3 solo CD's of instrumental guitar music that have charted well in Europe, the US, Spain and the UK, most notably in Belgium, where the song "Light Of Heart" reached #3 on the Alpen Radio charts! As a session artist / producer he's worked for CBC, CHUM television, Eastwood Productions, and has received grants awards & support from both FACTOR & SOCAN. Greigg is also an endorsed artist of "Warrior Guitars" in Rossville GA.
Originally from Niagara Falls, Greigg has been a part of the London Music scene for several years now, and continues to "rock" with HOWZAT!!!
Kevin Rudy - Vocals
Kevin Rudy was born in St. Marys Ontario and is the vocalist and half the songwriting team for HOWZAT.
Kevin started out at 15 playing guitar and quickly realized he has a natural talent to sing. His early music career took him west to Vancouver B.C. where he attended Columbia Academy of Recording Artists studying recording engineering. He took vocal lessons from well known vocal coach Jan Cooper. Kevin spent 10 years in BC playing with a few different original hard rock bands and released a couple independent albums and toured extensively. He is heavily influenced by Ian Gillan and David Byron.
Returning to Ontario in 1999 he shortly thereafter met up with Greigg Fraser and started HOWZAT as an acoustic act. In 2013 he, with Fraser, decided to go back to his roots and start rocking.
J-Rad Sterling, drums
Jerad Sterling, Aka J-rad. Born and raised in Chatham-Kent, Ontario. At age 7 J-Rad was given his first drum kit for Christmas. When J-Rad was 10, his father took him to see Kiss live in Detroit. After that day he played his drums everyday determined to improve and learn more about creating music and being in a band.
After many years of drumming for cover, original and tribute acts all over Ontario, he settled in London, met up with, and brought the thunder to HOWZAT !
He plays Pearl drums, Paiste cymbals and uses Speed Cobra pedals, and is proudly endorsed by Sweet Spots,
Attack Drumheads Canada and Los Cabos Drumsticks, the best drumsticks around \m/
Dan Ransom - Keyboards, Vocals
Dan Ransom, AKA "Handsome Dan" studied the piano at The
Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.
After years of touring North America and Europe, Dan settled in
London, Ontario and continued to polish his craft with numerous
in 2018 Handsome Dan jumped on the HOWZAT band train.