Tampa / Dillon Ryan & The Dream Romantic Live in Saint John at Peppers Pub!!
Tampa is the brainchild of Nicholas Leblanc, guitar and vocals, Mathieu Leblanc, lead guitar and Marc-Andre Belliveau, drums. Alongside guest bass players during live performances, this trio creates original yet accessible sounds that draw from many influences. From Roots Rock, to early Post Punk to Glam Rock, these long time audiophiles, draw on what they know in order to create something new that reaches and feeds a large range of ladies and gents. With several years of hard work and play under their belts, they have many achievements to be proud of; such as three MNB nominations, for emerging artist of the year, rock recording of the year and anglophone recording of the year. They are committed to continuously pushing the limits of this creative collaboration, in order to produce authentic music, that is simple to take in, although skillfully layered with diverse and opposing influences.
Dillon Ryan and his group is a Melodic Rock band based out of Moncton/Miramichi NB. Influened heavily by British Post-Punk/Gothic Rock such as The Smiths, The Cure & Echo & The Bunnymen. Their Debut full length album was nominated in 2016 for a MNB award for “Solo Recording Of The Year” As well as Torontos Grayowl Point voting Dillon Ryan as one of the most overlooked Canadian Artists of the year. Ryan is currently working on a new record in Halifax, NS with Producer/Songwriter John Mullane (In-Flight Safety). As well as concentrating on his own Musical vision he has been helping local artists in his hometown with their albums.