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Black Diamond Bay

Black Diamond Bay is: The Dears' former guitarist and drummer: Patrick Krief (Guitar and Vocals), George Donoso III (drums), And Roberto Piccioni (keys), and Andre Bendahan (bass). Black Diamond Bay formed after Krief recorded his 7 song solo EP (Take it Or Leave), which was released August 2007 by Sunny Lane Records. The band played many shows throughout the year under their previous name Krief. Besides playing in their hometown Montreal, they have also played numerous shows in such cities as Toronto, New York, Hoboken, Boston, Nashville, , Mexico City, Guadelajra and festivals such as Osheaga, Indio Fest, NXNE, Pop Montreal, M for Montreal, and South by Southwest (Austin, Texas). As well as being recently invited to play the Great Escape (Brighton,UK), and the Noonderzon and desBeschaving festivals in Holland. The band has also played Live at the Verge (XM radio) and London Café (CKUT) and several college radio sessions in Mexico all of which the Black Diamond Bay has regular rotation on.

After over a hundred shows together, the band has developed a live dynamic that brings an explosive element to the music. They've been fortunate enough to capture this synergy on their recently tracked album. The record is also complemented by some fantastic guest musicians (Violins, Cellos, Horns (Liam O’Neil (The stills) Evan Cranley ( Broken Social Scene and Stars), etc…) which helps give more diversity to the album without losing its uniformity. The record was mixed by world renowned David Schiffman (Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers etc.) and was mastered by Howie Weinberg in NY (Nirvana, Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse etc.)