Deaner brings his band and balls to the Gate
Nightseeker’s sound is definitely their own but Dean “The Deaner” Murdoch (actor Paul Spence), lead singer, has a somewhat similar vocal likeness to Steppenwolf. So far, the tour has gone well and Deaner is excited about passing through their hometown.
“Our show last night in Vancouver was awesome. We had these three peelers come up on stage and they were streaking everywhere and gave the crowd a good show. This will be Nightseeker’s first show in Calgary as a band, so it’s gonna be awesome,” said Deaner.
Judging by the tour itinerary, so far, they’ve definitely shown favour to Alberta. Nightseeker plans to stop in 11 cities and small towns in Alberta alone.
“A lot of people in a lot of towns wanted to see us so we basically said if you guys want us to come, we’ll go wherever you want. The people of Alberta gave us a lot of feedback and the response we got was awesome,” said Deaner.
“This is gonna have a beginning, a middle and an end; it’s like an apex. It’ll be like a triangle of power,” said Deaner.
True to his roots and his own life experiences, Deaner stressed that SAIT trades students will likely find this music appealing.
“This is tradespeople music, man. I’ve done a lot of that kind of work, ya know. I’ve been a welder, I’ve done small engine repair. Well, I didn’t really repair them, I mostly destroyed them.”
Marc Thususka, SAITSA events and programming manager, says that he’s “super excited” to see Fubar’s Nightseeker make their debut at The Gateway.
“Nightseeker’s sound is kind of like a fusion of dirty rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal,” says Thususka. “This sound will definitely appeal to a lot of people here and Calgary is where Nightseeker is based.”
Thususka said Deaner will also be doing a live commentary about the movie, Fubar: Balls To The Walls, that was loosely based on the band’s exploits.
“I wanna show people my favourite parts and I think everyone will love the movie,” said Deaner. “When I watch the movie now, I totally don’t remember doing any of that stuff like burning down houses. But now when I see the movie, I think I remember that stuff. The brain is a very strange place.”
Monster Truck opens for Nightseeker on Oct. 28 at the Gate.