Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Artist: The Ride Theory, Album: In This City, Song: I'm On Board

The Ride Theory were a rock band from Hamilton, Ontario.  They formed in 2002 and the members were Aron D'Alesio, Noah Fralick, Kyle Kuchmey and John Smith.  They had a real throwback rock and roll sound that wouldn't sound out of place on Little Steven's Underground Garage program.  This is early blues rock and roll akin to The Yardbirds.  The guys released their self titled debut in 2002 and followed it up with their sophomore album in 2006, entitled, In This City.  I'm On Board was the lead off track to the album and it is a barn blazer.  Their sound reminds me a bit of British artist, Nic Armstrong ("Brokenmouth Blues").  You can check out the track, I'm On Board, on You Tube (  The band played shows in Canada and the U.S. and shared stages with Tricky Woo (see blog 2/4/11), The Arcade Fire, By Divine Right (see blog 2/19/11) and Joel Plaskett (see blog 9/5/10) to name a few.  Three of the members went on to form a new band called, Young Rival (see blog 4/19/11) and released their debut album in 2008.  You can follow Young Rival at  You can purchase copies of the album, In This City, from Amazon.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!