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Bedouin Soundclash

Bedouin Soundclash in concert
Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Alternative Rock, 3rd Wave Ska,Reggae
Years active 2001 – present
Labels Dine Alone Records (Canada)
SideOneDummy Records (USA)
Website Official website
Members
Jay Malinowski
Eon Sinclair
Former members
Pat Pengelly

Bedouin Soundclash is a Canadian band currently based in Toronto. Their sound can be described as reggae.

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History

Eon Sinclair

The band's current lineup consists of vocalist and guitarist Jay Malinowski, and bassist Eon Sinclair. Their debut album, Root Fire, released in 2001 also included djembe player Brett Dunlop. Patrick Pengelly played drums for the band until recently. The band met while attending Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The band released their second album, Sounding a Mosaic, in 2004. The album's single "When the Night Feels My Song" was the band's breakthrough single on Canadian radio, charting #1 on 102.1 The Edge CFNY and gaining airplay on commercial radio stations throughout Canada in the summer of 2005. The band released their follow-up record Street Gospels on August 21, 2007.

During the recording of Sounding a Mosaic, Bedouin Soundclash formed a close bond with producer Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains, with whom they continue to work today. Despite drastic differences in sound, Bedouin Soundclash and Darryl Jenifer are set to release a collaborative Bad Brains vs. Bedouin Soundclash mash-up.

Bedouin Soundclash takes its name from a dub record by an artist named Badawi, released on ROIR records in 1996. In an early practice, Malinowski exclaimed it sounded like Bedouin Soundclash, and the name was adopted. In 2006 the band began plans for its own imprint 'Pirates Blend' which will release their own side projects and b-sides. The first two projects to be released are set to be a Vernon Maytone solo project, and a Bad Brains mash-up, whose release is yet to be determined.

In the summer of 2005, Bedouin Soundclash appeared on the Vans Warped Tour bill, and had significant chart success in Great Britain, where Sounding a Mosaic reached number one on the BBC 6 Music charts. They often perform with reggae legend Vernon Buckley from the 1970s reggae duo, The Maytones.

In 2006, Bedouin Soundclash held shows with a variety of performers including Ben Harper, Damian Marley, The Skatalites, Burning Spear and The Junction.

Despite Jay Malinowski's illness, the band performed three quarters of their 1-hour headline set at the Leeds Festival in 2006. The band finished with "When The Night Feels My Song", which was sung entirely by the crowd (and once the band had left the stage, sung again by the crowd as a "thank you" to Jay for singing when he was unwell). The band came back on to listen, then Jay invited everyone to come see them again when they come back to Britain in the autumn, saying "We owe you one."

They were the main performance at the September 17, 2006 Toronto rally calling for Canadian intervention in the Darfur crisis.

On September 10, 2007, they played at Wilfrid Laurier University's Turret Nightclub. The crowd repeatedly asked the band to play "Santa Monica" off the Root Fire album. The band played it as an encore, stating that it would most likely be the last time they ever played it live and thanked the crowd for the request. They have yet to play it again, although Jay played a solo acoustic version at a Vancouver benefit concert for Insite on December 6, 2008, and at the 102.1 The EDGE CASBY awards on October 22, 2009.

The band also performed at the 2007 V Festival in Chelmsford, Great Britain. They played several songs, including "When The Night Feels My Song" in the "Virgin Mobile Union" area.

The band's song "When The Night Feels My Song" also appears in a 2006 T-Mobile advert in the UK as well as Teton Gravity Research's ski film, Anomaly. It was also featured in a Zellers commercial in Canada, promoting the summer season of 2006. The song "12:59 Lullaby" was featured in an episode of Grey's Anatomy, "Where the Boys Are" (Season 3, seventh episode).

Former drummer Pat Pengelly

On January 7, 2009, drummer Pat Pengelly announced that he would be leaving Bedouin Soundclash to pursue future endeavours.

On January 21, 2009, according to No Doubt's official website, Bedouin Soundclash will be opening for them in select cities.[1]

On March 6, 2009, the band premiered their new music video for the song "Hearts in the Night" on the website of the David Suzuki Foundation[2].

Bedouin Soundclash's recent EP "Where Have The Songs Played Gone To?" is only available via online download.[3]

Discography

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Albums

Singles

Year Title Chart
Positions
Album
Canadian Hot 100 CFNY-FM UK
2001
"Santa Monica" Root Fire
2005
"When The Night Feels My Song" 1 24 Sounding a Mosaic
"Shelter"
2006
"Gyasi Went Home"
2007
"Walls Fall Down" 6 2 Street Gospels
"St. Andrews" 1
2008
"12:59 Lullaby"
"Until We Burn in the Sun (The Kids Wants a Love Song)"
2009
"Hearts in the Night"
*Note: All chart positions above "Walls Fall Down" in the Canadian Hot 100 section are from the Canadian Singles Chart.

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