The Harvest formed in June of 2010 when Mark Stone, Darren Lee, and Jeremiah Johnson met the voice of Shauna Meloche at one of their Aurora Studios parties. A month later, they were all living together in their Coquitlam house. Three months later, they were headlining downtown Vancouver venues, such as The Railway Club. Self-releasing songs one-by-one, they currently have a collection of seven singles spanning several genres of pop-influenced music in a bundle titled Looseys – with many more to come.
Their influences are wide and various, from the Ramones and Sublime, to Butch Walker, No Doubt and Motley Crue. You can hear hints of Bam Bam in Mark Stone’s percussive style, and some Flea in Jeremiah Johnson’s occasionally frenetic, boozy slap-bass. Meloche could be Janis Joplin and Gwen Stefani’s love child. And Lee can play you to the bone with his ’60 Fender Strat, like Stevie Ray Vaughn talking to Robert Johnson in guitar strings.
They are genre-bending and a bit bent. Stone might even say hell-bent. Legend holds that Lee traded the devil some blood for his chops. That’s steep for rock dues, but Lee would have it no other way, considering his love of early bayou blues, their collective love of genuine music, and of anything brought with soul and spirit. They hold their music to the flames, preferring to call themselves not a style, not an easily ascribable genre, but a brand: this is what we bring, one minute some soul, some rock, the next some reggae funk, a little percussive glam—whatever we feel. We’re The Harvest . . . deal with it, and enjoy.
Band MembersShauna Meloche - vocals
Darren Lee - guitar
Jeremiah Johnson - bass
Mark Stone - drums