Episode 185 – Grace Park, Strange Breed

September 12, 2019

My first guest is an actress who got her start on the Canadian teen series Edgemont. She has guested on such TV Series as Dark Angel, THe Outer Limits, Stargate SG1, Human Cargo, Human Target, Andromeda, The Dead Zone, CSI, The Cleaner, The Border, American Dad! and McGyver. She has been a series regular on Battlestar Galatica, Hawaii Five-O, and currently, A Million Little Things. She is also in the new film Freaks opposite Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern. She is Grace Park and I spoke with her a couple of weeks ago.

Based in Vancouver, Strange Breed has been slowly taking over their local music scene one show at a time. Sounding like a ‘90s riot grrrl fan’s feminist dream with an unexpected modern rock twist, the fierce 4-piece has been described as a “Grittier B-52’s” or what a collaboration between Veruca Salt, Paramore, Bikini Kill and Hole would sound like. Nicolle Dupas (Vocals/Guitar), Terra Chaplin (Lead Guitar), Megan Bell (Drums), and Ally Von Wallis (Bass) keep listeners on the tips of their toes. That is, when they aren’t busy turning a regular dive bar into the sweaty dance party of the century. In celebration of Vancouver Pride this year, Strange Breed supported The Pack a.d. at the kickoff concert and performed to a crowd of 500+ at the Vancouver Dyke March. Their unique writing style and catchy hooks have caught the attention of music aficionados all over, and in a short year and a half, they have gone from playing tiny clubs in Vancouver to larger venues like The Rickshaw, Venue, and Fortune Sound Club. The rockers made the Top 100 Finalists in CBC’s 2019 Searchlight Competition and were listed as “Producer’s Pick”. Their single “Sharks” was selected as !earshot reporter CJSF’s #1 Track of 2018.

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