AfterpartY was created by 20-year-old vocalist Kristina B and keyboardist Idan Erez at 3am in a downtown loft in Toronto, sometime in 2004. Both of them hated turning on the radio and hearing the same thing over and over again. Somewhere along the line, they realized, pop music became less about melody and songcraft and more about production. So the two set out to form a band dedicated to bringing something new and unforgettable to the music scene.
Made up of some of the most talented young musicians in Toronto, AfterpartY has fast become known for its exciting new sound and high energy live show. Although playing together for only one year, AfterpartY has headlined to full houses at many of Toronto's greatest and largest venues for indie music including Lee's Palace and the Opera House. On the strength of its riveting live performances, AfterpartY was invited to appear at the Thanda fashion show in support of the Campaign to Make Poverty History, and has been featured on Rogers Daytime Television in the show's first-ever live music spot.
Musically, AfterpartY's songs recall the strong songwriting of the 80s with their instantly-recognizable melodies and high energy hooks, but with a much edgier, guitar-driven sound. Owing to the band members' diverse musical backgrounds, AfterpartY's songs incorporate elements from many different musical styles, ranging from punk to indie and disco. Kristina takes the listener by storm, delivering vocals that can jump from playful to threatening, but always leave the audience screaming for more. On lead guitar, AfterpartY includes the multi-instrumentalist Avital Zemer; supporting him with rhythm is his younger brother, Lavi. And kicking in the heavy dance grooves are the hard-hitting Carlos Aguilera on drums and prog monster Ryan Switzer on bass.
AfterpartY has just finished recording its latest track in the studios of Sony-BMG with Haydain Neale (jacksoul). The result, Strength in Magazines, rounds out the band's powerful self-titled debut. The album, including the self-produced singles, Your Love So Retro and Tokyo Blonde, will soon be made available for purchase. Check our website (www.afterpartyband.com) regularly for the latest...