4 time JUNO nominee
Jonas & The Massive Attraction, featuring lead singer Jonas Tomalty, long time guitarist Corey Diabo, J.S. Baciu (Bass) and Francis Fugere on drums, created quite a buzz at home and beyond when Big Slice, their debut release internationally, hit the shelves in February 2012 throughout Europe. The band spent three months of the year touring extensively in Europe, performing with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, The Cult, Roxette,Uriah Heep and played the main stage at Bospop, one of the biggest rock festivals in The Netherlands, as well as Harley Days Festival in Hamburg, Germany.
Their highly anticipated album, Live Out Loud, was released in Canada on May 14, 2013 and in Europe on May 17, 2013 on Big Slice Records. The first single “Ultimate Low” has already cracked the Top 50 on release and is currently climbing the Canadian Mediabase Active Rock Charts at # 30, alongside Soundgarden, Billy Talent, Three Days Grace and Imagine Dragons.
Live Out Loud is the fourth album for Juno-nominated singer Jonas Tomalty. Since his band’s 2004 tour with Van Halen and the release of their debut album Jonas, featuring the hit single “Edge Of Seventeen”, the singer’s popularity has skyrocketed. The near platinum-selling album was nominated as “Rock Album Of The Year” at the Juno Awards alongside Hedley, Our Lady Peace, Theory Of A Deadman and the eventual winners Nickelback. That same year, Jonas was also nominated as “New Artist Of The Year”.
One of Canada’s best rock vocalists and entertainers, Jonas Tomalty had 3 singles on the Canada Hot 100 as well as 2 JUNO nominations in 2006 for his certified gold album “Jonas“. 2006 to 2010 brought 2 more highly successful studio albums (Suite Life, Promised Land) as well as a 2 live offerings (Live…as we roll!, Live at the Bell Center). In 2010, Jonas began recording as Jonas & The Massive Attraction releasing Big Slice in it’s various editions (Unplugged, Deluxe), the brilliant LIVE OUT LOUD album as well as a 10th Anniversary Album aptly titled “X“ which includes 7 new songs, 3 remixes and the hit “Lifeline”.
As their growing legion of fans will tell you, seeing Jonas & The Massive Attraction LIVE is fully understanding what the band is all about. Having toured with Van Halen, Collective Soul, Deep Purple and Kid Rock, it’s easy to see how this charismatic young band have learned how to put on a powerful, entertaining performance that is second to none.