The Band
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Ten years have passed since guitarist/songwriter Peter Alexander first envisioned the assembling of a group of four dedicated musicians that shared his intense passion for hard rock. While the idea of putting together a rock band might seem straight forward to some, finding just the right people to get the job done was a real battle. 9 Lives and Counting then went through three vocalists before finding Craig Burnatowski. Craig studied Acting at York University but was no stranger to rock stages with numerous bands (Shadowdrift, Alternate End, The Meltdown) and musicals (most recently Berger in Hair). After an intensive search for the perfect drummer, 9 Lives finally found Jason Hutchings. Jason holds a degree in music (majoring in kicking ass) and teaches drums, guitar, and singing. The final piece of the puzzle came in the form of Scott Everatt. A bass player at heart, Scott also plays drums, guitar, sings, and has been writing music with Craig for years.

9 Lives and Counting wash the senses with a barrage of relentless and textured progressive rock, free to wander in and out of traditional song structure. Rock influences from any and all eras are celebrated in this enthusiastic mix of technique and emotion.

This is extraordinary, powerful, and eclectic. The only description possible? 9 Lives and Counting.




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PETER ALEXANDER

Peter was born in Montreal and but soon moved to Ontario where he grew up in Vankleek Hill. After a year of living in Ottawa he made the move to Toronto where he now calls home. After first playing with an all original band, he soon found himself shredding for tribute acts of Iron Maiden and Aerosmith. Later success involved playing with Space Tramp Cowboy who were fortunate enough to share stages with I Mother Earth on several occasions. Peter played with a couple other acts (Vagrant, The Criminals) before taking a break from the industry and a life of living paycheque to paycheque.

After a 5 year break from music, Peter returned a little richer and a little wiser with plans to put together a serious group of musicians and finally do it right. After 10 years of song writing and searching for the right mix of hard working people (with short breaks to play with more relaxed groups) Peter is poised to finally introduce 9 Lives and Counting to the world!

   
   

CRAIG BURNATOWSKI

Craig recorded his first original CD at the age of 18 with his band Plaid Soul at Q107’s Skylab studio with Bob Shindel.

Past projects include Plaid Soul, Spinner, Alternate End, The Meltdown, and Shadowdrift. His album with Alternate End entitled “Means to an End” is available on iTunes and his latest EP with The Meltdown, “December” can be purchased through Bandcamp.

In November of 2011, he joined 9 Lives and Counting and their mission to share their music with the world.

He is also an Actor and Voice Acting Director with his most recent TV and Film credits being Lost Girl (Showcase), Brainwashed (History Channel), He Never Died (Feature Film starring Henry Rollins), and on stage as Berger in Canstage's production of Hair.

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JASON HUTCHINGS

Jason Hutchings grew up in a small town in the Muskoka’s (Haliburton). He started playing percussion and drums at the age of 10. He obtained his first drum kit and started his first band called “Fatal Glory”. His band “Last Call” won multiple band wars, were recognized in local papers, made appearances on local TV, and opened for Trooper.

At Music Fest Canada, Jason won two Silver medals and a Gold medal for jazz bands, choirs and concert bands. He has a degree in Music from Laurentian University. As a performance major, he participated in a number of music groups within the university, winning multiple awards. During this time, he played in a metal band called “Divisions” as the bass player and lead clean vocalist. He also played in “Broad Day Light” which gigged consistently through Sudbury and surrounding areas.

In addition, Jason is a Drum Instructor now working in the Mississauga area.

   

SCOTT EVERATT

Scott's first recorded original CD was done while playing with the band Plaid Soul at Q107’s Skylab studio with Bob Shindel at age 19.

His first musical interests were Blues, Jazz and Classic Rock, along with a healthy love for Bassists like Flea and Les Claypool.

Past projects include Paint, Plaid Soul, Spinner, The Meltdown, and performing with the John Macintosh Band as Bassist and Back up Singer. In 2013 he put out an EP of songs with The Meltdown.

In July of 2014, he joined 9 Lives and Counting and their mission to share their music with the world, and hasn't looked back.

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Shows
  • December 18, 2014 Cherry Cola’s Rock N’ Rolla Cabaret Lounge, Toronto
  • October 31, 2014 Zero Gravity Circus, Toronto
  • October 9, 2013 Kitch Bar, Toronto
  • August 22, 2013 The Lismore Tavern, Toronto
  • August 7, 2013 The Cage, Toronto
  • July 11, 2013 The Velvet Underground, Toronto
  • June 10, 2013 The Opera House, Toronto
  • April 13, 2013 The Velvet Underground, Toronto
  • March 8, 2013 Rancho Relaxo, Toronto
  • January 25, 2013 The Velvet Underground, Toronto
  • January 19, 2013 Mây, Toronto
  • December 14, 2012 The Rockpile, Toronto
  • November 29, 2012 Smiling Buddha Bar, Toronto
  • November 25, 2012 The Transact Club, Toronto
  • October 25, 2012 Manhattan, Moncton
  • October 23, 2012 Théâtre Rialto, Montreal
  • October 22, 2012 Imperial de Québec, Québec
  • October 21, 2012 University of Ottawa Alumni Auditorium, Ottawa
  • October 20, 2012 Glenn Could Studio, Toronto
  • September 1, 2012 Duffy’s Tavern, Toronto
  • August 11, 2012 Duffy’s Tavern, Toronto
  • August 3, 2012 The Velvet Underground, Toronto
  • June 8, 2012 The Velvet Underground, Toronto
  • May 12, 2012 The Velvet Underground, Toronto
  • May 6, 2012 The Rockpile, Toronto
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