Named “Best Emerging Band” by Monday Magazine at the 2012 M Awards, declared 1 of 4 Acts to Watch in 2013 by the Times-Colonist and already having shared billing with Great Lake Swimmers and The British Columbians, Man Made Lake is not only a rock band but also a brotherhood. This group works together to make innovative, intriguing, dynamic alt rock music. The group consists of seven chaps led by frontman Colin Craveiro. The beauty of Man Made Lake is in the diversity: the diversity of influence and the diversity of personalities, leading to the diversity of sound. They are a band that strives to never make the same song twice, yet they always stay true to their ethos of imaginative music. The fact that there are seven guys in the band would seem like a detriment to many but they harness the varying ideologies and influences of each member to carefully craft their music. Whether it’s the 80’s rock of guitarist John Flatman, the modern indie synth-wash of keyboardist Brent Gosse, the heavy rock of drummer Morgan Hradecky, the classical to downright funky fresh sounds of pianist Nate Bailey, the stalwart pulse of bassist Riley Smith, or the subtle slides and soaring solos of guitarist Steve Parker, they all come together to combine with Craveiro’s intense and multi-faceted vocal stylings to create the monster that is Man Made Lake. This is an original Canadian rock act which thrives in the live setting and leaves audiences wanting more.


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