Making Music Across The Board!
AcrossThe Board (ATB) is a Toronto-based band and creators of the weekly YouTube live music web show “Pick Up & Play”, now in it’s second year of production. Crossing through genres of rock, country, indie and pop, ATB covers, writes original songs and spends most of it’s play time online rocking it out to thousands of internet viewers!
Conceived in April, 2013 from garage jams and international collaborations, Across The Board launched its first YouTube video with one camera and a couple of toy microphones. Since then, ATB has managed to attract over 3000 subscribers to the Channel.
The talented core group of multi instrumental-vocalists all sing, all play guitar, all play drums and various other assorted instruments—videos are an interesting mix of musical chairs and acoustic harmonics reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac, Mamas & Papas and Lady Antebellum.
Known to mashup songs and combine genres with reggae breakdowns from a light rock groove (like “Secrets/Perfect Mashup” and “Chandelier”), ATB offers viewers not only great music to hear but high energy- professionally shot videos that stand out against the usual Youtube offerings of static head shots.
They recently collaborated with Marlon Chaplin for a cover of grammy winner Beck’s “Blue Moon” and with Jessica Speziale for a cover of the Alicia Keys version of The Rolling Stone’s “Wild Horses”—you can see these on their “Pick Up and Play” playlist on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/atbmusiccanada .
You can check out their Patreon campaign and be an executive producer of the weekly webseries at: http://Patreon.com/acrosstheboard
Across The Board members/cast:
Jackie Auguste: strings, keys, drums and vocals
Martin Heller: strings, keys and vocals
Paul Nanuwa: drums and vocals
Parry Nitchos: lead guitar and vocals
Julian Peter: vocals and guitar
Andy Ramjattan: bass and vocals
Natalie Remplakowski: vocals and keys
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/atbmusiccanada
Main Website: http://acrosstheboardmusic.ca
Show’s website: http://www.pickupandplay.tv