Anyday, a new band based out of Springdale, is made up of, from left, bassist Glenn Thomas, guitarist/lead vocalist Clint Curtis and drummer Devin Robinson. Submitted photo
Corner Brook -
"First, we'll take Springdale, Baie Verte, Middle Arm and Triton ... then we'll take Nashville."
It may sound like an overly optimistic strategy, but that's the unlikely route taken by Anyday, a musical trio from Springdale which is about to debut on a new Nashville-based record label.
Anyday began in February 2009 when guitarist/lead vocalist Clint Curtis (formerly of Max 80), got together with his musician buddies, drummer Devin Robinson and bassist Glenn Thomas for weekly jam sessions. They quickly realized they had great chemistry and began writing some original material. Impressed with the quality of what they were coming up with, the band decided to record their new work and start playing live shows.
Anyday describes itself as a Christian rock band, so they uploaded their music to the website www.indieheaven.com - a resource agency serving thousands of independent Christian artists since 1997.
Keith Mohr, who is president of Indie Heaven, heard their songs and liked them so much that he invited the band to attend Indie University, a music conference in Nashville for independent artists held in April.
During the conference, and after some discussion, Mohr signed Anyday to be one of the five premier artists on a new record label he has founded called Broken Records. The deal provides management, distribution, promotion and other industry services without demanding a percentage of the artist's income streams.
"The crazy part is that we just started doing this for fun and then, of all the places in the world, the seventh gig we played was in Nashville," said Curtis in a telephone interview.
The band already has its debut CD, "Got Extraordinary," an 11-track album recorded by the band at Robinson's studio, Sweet Music in Springdale.
While they have been labelled as a Christian rock band and they have played some concerts at church venues for youth, Curtis said the message is subtle and the guys don't dwell on the connotations being a Christian band can carry.
He said their approach is not that much different from the uplifting, positive-vibed tunes his old band Max 80 would write. In fact, he compared it to being more along the lines of Switchfoot or U2 in their lyrical style.
"It's hard to explain," he said. "We are Christians and it's in there, but we don't make a big deal of it. The theme of all the songs is that there is more to life than what you see day-to-day. They are just good songs about life and love."
Anyday will be playing a show at Sonrise Ministries Family Faith Church on Wellington Street in Corner Brook on June 26.
They have other shows coming up, including one in Springdale on Canada Day, and are also working on a return trip to play some gigs in Nashville later this year.
Their website, www.anydayband.com, will soon be fully up and running, but the site does have working links to the group's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.