Across The Board is an award-winning Canadian rock band from Toronto, Ontario. Formed in 2013, Across The Board quickly gained popularity with their YouTube cover series Pick Up and Play (now with over 600 videos on YouTube), imprinting their unique and innovative musical style and videography on both contemporary and classic rock songs while featuring other local artists as guests. Across The Board includes founding members Jacqueline Auguste (lead vocals/lead guitar) and Andy Ramjatten (guitar/percussion), with supporting members Martin Heller (keyboards), Ryan Sousa (drums), Ben Healey (guitar), Tasha Henry and Shezelle Weekes (backing vocals). Across The Board’s debut album, Jane On Fire was released in 2016 to critical acclaim with their second record and EP, Amends, following in 2017. 2018 brought along their third record and album, Sonic Boom. Sonic Boom has achieved two gold medal Global Music Awards, while also receiving nominations for four Josie Music Awards. Across The Board is a recipient of the Indie Music Hall of Fame and the title track off Sonic Boom reached #4 on the Canadian iTunes Rock Charts in September 2018.
Across The Board – It Shouldn’t Be This Hard ( Official Music Video )
Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian pop-rock band of multi-instrumentalist musicians with over 550 Youtube videos, debut album, a concept EP and now a second full length album, SONIC BOOM, who seamlessly combine creative talents to push their pop-rock sounds to the edge of the rock ‘n roll envelope with harmonious power vocals and catchy electric guitar riffs. Forged from garage jams and basement Youtube sessions, “Across The Board” finally broke out of the internet box with their debut album “Jane On Fire” in 2016. A collection of rootsie rock and pop-rock beats, “Jane On Fire” earned ATB critical acclaim for the single “Indifference” which also became their first track to hit the FM radio waves and launch them to a number one spot on the Reverbnation charts in Canada for pop/rock as well as winning them several indie music awards.
ATB is an Indie Music Hall of Fame recipient for hitting #4 on the iTunes Canada Rock Charts with their newest release SONIC BOOM- ATB wins two global music award gold medals and 4 Josie Music Award nominations for the record.
With over 550 music videos, three albums and sold-out tours across the country, Across The Board has gained a global following. The recipient of several independent music awards including the Indie Music Hall of Fame, Across The Board, has online and terrestrial radio airplay and reached #4 on the Canadian iTunes Rock Charts with the title track of their album, Sonic Boom. Across The Board will be performing at Indie Week Canada on November 7th at 10:00 p.m. at The Hideout Toronto, Nov 17th at the International Pop Overthrow at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, Nov 25th at the Movember Musical Marathon at The Rhapsody Barrel Bar in Kitchener, and then on Dec 1, at The Hideout in Toronto for the homecoming show of their SONIC AWAKENING TOUR. ATB will be taking to the rails Dec 28th through Jan8th as the Artists On Board celebrating NEW YEAR’s on Via Rail’s Flagship Train “The Canadian” traveling from Toronto to Vancouver and back with a show in Vancouver on Jan 4th.
ATB was featured at Canadian Music Week in April of 2017, premiered at Indie Week in Toronto in 2017 and again in 2018, and toured across Canada as part of the “Artist On Board” with Via Rail in the summer of 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. ATB also toured Newfoundland and Vancouver in the summer of 2017 with their EP AMENDS and will be touring Canada again this summer with their newest full-length album SONIC BOOM. 2018 will mark their second Canadian coast to coast tour commencing Jan 4th in Vancouver and moving across to the east coast via planes, trains and automobiles!
Written by Jacqueline Auguste Produced & Recorded in Toronto by Darnell Toth & Matt Makarenko of MC2 Music Media.