"Times Rival is a 4 man rock band from Vancouver, BC who doesn't like to be described by labels. Their rock is classic and true form, electric guitar-driven and composed with measured perfection. Thanks to a solid lead vocalist and a tight, tempered rhythm, Times Rival certainly sounds like a band who belongs on the big stage.
Born out of the busy Vancouver music scene, Times Rival have managed to carve out a great reputation on the local scene. When they played the Van Sessions 3.0, they came out as one of the most popular acts and easily secured a 1st place victory at The Roxy. Winning 12 hours of recording time, the band has since gone on to release more original music, compete at the Biltmore Cabaret, and play a ton of other gigs around BC.
This live experience has really helped Times Rival to develop their own style and distinguish themselves from so many other bands. We took the time to interview these young musicians before they got too big, and to help introduce listeners to their awesome brand of rock."
Times Rival isn't reinventing the wheel, they're just taking it down their own path. They're not going to say they write "emotionally driven hard rock songs that people can relate to", and why should they. Labelling what you do only creates boundaries with the creative process. The music however is definitely rock, guitar driven riff rock with groove. Meant to make the lister bob their head, even if they don't realize they're doing it. Times Rival is comprised of former band mates from the Vancouver band The Saints Collapse, Colin Pattullo(Guitar/Vocals), Mike Shearer(Guitar) and Arlen Kristian Tom(Bass). They are rounded out by Dennis Smith(Drums), original drummer from an earlier version of the group from years gone by. After spending years playing the Vancouver scene in various bands such as; Rakshasa, The Burn Project, This Week In History and the aforementioned The Saints Collapse, the band realizes that posing for pictures in all black, trying to write music that's radio friendly and trying to maintain an unspoken standard for recognition doesn't work. They just want to make the type of music they like and share it with the people. In a world where most rock music sounds the same, Times Rival just want to be themselves.
Band MembersColin Pattullo - Vocals/Guitar, Mike Shearer - Guitar, Dennis Smith - Drums, Arlen Kristian Tom - Bass