Pop rock heart throb Tyson Froese has undergone a musical makeover, and the results are fantastic. Now making music under the moniker Rebel Hero, Froese and company played to a packed house at Cherry Cola last weekend.
Tyson Froese was born to be a rockstar; it’s literally in his blood. His late father Howard Froese played guitar for legendary Canadian rockers, Chilliwack, and at the band’s 40th anniversary celebration Froese stepped in those very big shoes and played the epic guitar solo for “Baby Blue” to rave reviews. Froese has played with Waxmen, and has been playing under his own name for the past few years before founding Rebel Hero with current bandmates Justin Faragher (bass) and Tom Paulovitz (drums). The trio is currently working with acclaimed producer Mike Turner (former guitarist of Our Lady Peace) on a highly anticipated EP that will be released at the end of March.
Rebel Hero’s music is characterized by a blend of melodic pop and intense alternative rock that appeals to every level of music lover. There truly is something for everyone in the music Rebel Hero makes, and their live performance just seals it. Froese and company are completely at ease on stage; it’s clear that it’s what they were made to do. From older songs like “Crazy world” and “Outta control” to the newer material such as “Sleeping” and the kick-ass “Superstar Junkie”, every guitar riff, every growl, every harmony was expertly and passionately delivered. And most of all, the crowd loved every moment of it, especially the fantastic cover of “Vasoline” by Stone Temple Pilots.
If this is just the beginning of what Rebel Hero has to offer, it’s certain that the Toronto music scene can’t wait for what else is in store. All will be revealed at the band’s EP release happening on March 29th at Queen West’s premier venue, The Hideout. It’s going to be an epic party.