Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Saultites In Out Of Town Bands Profile: Jeff Nisbet

One more feature post for the month of June, now in it's new permanent spot near the end of any given month, and for just the second time, we are taking a look at a solo artist originally from Sault Ste. Marie! As always, this series profiles and discusses bands and acts that, though not based here, feature at least one local member. That continues today, and hopefully you guys enjoy what I have for you guys in this month's Saultites In Out Of Town Bands Profile! Of course, please tell me if I have anything incorrect, missing, or misstated, but for now, check out this month's profile below! (Updated on November 26th, 2014)
Jeff Nisbet (Kitchener, Ontario)

Lineup: (Saultites in RED; ex-members in italics)

Jeff Nisbet (all instruments)

Official Reverbnation page:
Official Facebook page:
Official SoundCloud page:

Local Info: Fans of the local scene from the 1990s are bound to remember Jeff Nisbet, most notably as guitarist for the defunct local punk band The Spigots! They (and Jeff) were prominently featured in Paolo Colasacco's book "Going Underground" if you want to read up on some of the more detailed elements of Jeff's run as a prominent local guitarist, which included numerous concerts at The Windsor Hotel during "the second wave". Click here to listen to a rate Spigots original! However, Jeff was a metalhead first and foremost, growing up playing metal in the 1980s, eventually forming the local metal band Broken Halo during his high school years. Though Jeff got a Bachelor of Arts in classical guitar, he opted to seek employment in other fields, now owning a Kitchener-based consulting firm, though he never dropped the guitar!

Band Bio: Though largely playing the guitar for fun in recent years, Jeff launched solo band pages in early 2010 to share some of his original compositions with a wider audience from his current base in Kitchener. Old fans of The Spigots may be hoping for punk, but this stuff is straight up metal, and Jeff certainly hasn't lost a step over the years! His original tracks posted on his Reverbnation & SoundCloud pages are all very proficient, while being very heavy at the same time! They don't follow rigid structures, the drum arrangements are well done, and it's hard to believe when listening that just one guy is doing all the work! Jeff has an ear for heavy riffs and melodies, very thrashy feel to everything, and his solos? Very nice! I can only imagine how this would sound live, or with vocals. I understand the lighter approach to his solo work, but it'd be cool to see these songs progressed further, cause Jeff himself is doing everything right to make some really fast, thrashy, and awesome heavy metal tracks! His solo project appears to be inactive (with no updates since August 2011), but definitely become a fan, you should really dig his solo work!

The above links contain some nice solo work, so check the above links to hear his five posted solo originals, but remember that I did link a classic Spigots original above as well! Because there are no videos of Jeff's solo work online, I decided to upload one of my favourite Jeff Nisbet tracks onto our YouTube channel! I mean NO HARM with this upload, I want people to hear his work, and hopefully he'd feel similarly! NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IS INTENDED! With that said, check out "The Juice" below, and much more at the above links!

There we go, I hope you guys enjoyed this month's Saultites In Out Of Town Bands Profile! Next month, we'll return to a full band, as we'll focus on another band from Saultite (and prolific musician) Ash Richtig! As I alluded to when we profiled The Heatseeking Moisture Missiles in April, we will indeed take a look at his Windsor-based sludge metal band NeanderTHRALL next month, hopefully on July 26th like we originally promised when we announced the new feature post schedule (it got lost in the shuffle of other news and computer overheating this month.) So look out for that next month, and stay tuned for more news, weekend concert previews, and much more very soon! Thanks everyone!

That's all for now, but stay tuned for more local metal news and notes very soon, including weekend concert previews! Thanks everyone!

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