Short & Sweet Bio (Press)
Boondock has been one of Vancouver Island's top Country-Rock bands for over 14 years. Musicians include front woman Amanda Hicks (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Mark Western (lead guitar/vocals), Gary Langen (drums/vocals) and Shaun Weima (base guitar/vocals). With this roster, Boondock brings Rock & Roll, and Country music together, in a high energy, fun filled performance, that will keep you dancing from beginning to end.
Being one of the top Country/Rock bands on Vancouver Island, this four-piece band showcases an original twist on New Country, Rock & Roll, and top 40 music. Front woman Amanda Hicks' original vocals, and song writing, has created quite a buzz wherever they perform.
The band started in 2009, when Amanda's love for Country music took over. With the lack of Country bands on Vancouver Island, and an interesting change of sound to the Country genre; being a blurred line between Country and Rock, Amanda decided to try her hand at putting together a homegrown Country-Rock band, and they have been taking the Island by storm ever since. "Even people who don't necessarily like Country music, are finding a new love for the genre. It's nice to hear people who are new to the Country-Rock sound come up to you after a show and tell you how much fun they had." Says Amanda.
Amanda was soon joined by an incredibly talented team: Mark Western, shredding on lead guitar, and the Rhythm section of Boondock, consists of the strong, well-rehearsed beats of Gary Langen on drums, and on bass, the very talented Shaun Weima.
They are extremely honored to have so many devoted fans and are happy to announce that they have been working on a full-length album, due to be released before the end of 2023. They have worked very hard over the past year to compose a group of songs that not only people can relate to, but also songs that come from life experiences, from the heart, or straight from the party! This album will be available for your listening pleasure through all media platforms very soon.
"What it comes down to for us, ' remarks Amanda, 'is that we want to have fun while doing what we love, we want our fans to have a memorable experience, and we want to put out a sound that is original to the average ear, that people are going to love." Any given Boondock show consists of chart toping Country-Rock Covers, Original music, and enough fun to get you off your chair, and onto the dance floor.