This week we are crushing on Andrew Shier from Ten Minute Detour.
Hailing from Calgary, Ten Minute detour has been making good old rock and roll since 2013. Andrew and his bandmates have shared the stage with the likes of One Bad Son and Royal Tusk, playing hundreds of shows accross Canada. In 2015 TMD put out their debut album Lay it Down. Now the boys are back with a new record and the same great old sound.
Common Pleasure was produced by Lincoln Parish (Cage The Elephant) in Nashville. Together he and the band recorded seven tracks in just seven days. One of those tracks is “Betty”, a song that may have one of the sweetest backstories of all time. “Betty” was inspired by our crush’s grandmother, who is the song’s namesake. Says Andrew, “the song was written about the last time I saw her before she passed. I had hooked up her 8-track player, and put on one of her dad’s cassettes from the 1940’s. Not having heard him in decades, she was moved to tears and couldn’t stop dancing around the kitchen – this was in her mid-90’s. It was a surreal experience seeing how music can ignite the soul, present us with pure emotion and joy.“
Watch the video for “Betty” below:
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m definitely swooning over here. Learn more about Andrew below!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
Their attitude. I’m pretty quick to judge, but I’d say I’m always right half the time.
What is your definition of romance?
Oysters and Chablis. Grungy rock bars and PBR. The Hip and cottage country. I guess it’s pretty circumstantial.
What is your ideal first date?
Usually going to a show makes for a good first date. Nott too much time to talk, and you can find out if your musical tastes align, that’s important.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
If they want to live in the same city for the rest of their lives. Can’t do it.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
My mom was always very vocal on how women should be treated. Be a gentleman, be respectful, don’t be an asshole.
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
Arguing is a waste of time. Life is about compromise and if you can’t do that step away and wait, don’t look for something to come your way. You can spend too much time worrying about stuff you can’t control, rather than taking care of your own needs and desires.
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
Don’t take things too seriously, and don’t get too comfortable. Try and be spontaneous to avoid a stale relationship. The only thing stale relationships are good for are stuffing your sorrows.