Band Bio - The story so far....
Sleazy Way Out are at the forefront of the Sleaze rock movement in Montreal, having just completed their debut album "Satisfy Me" with acclaimed producer Kevin Jardine (Slaves on Dope). The band has drawn comparisons to Cinderella, Guns 'n' Roses, Dangerous Toys, WASP and Motley Crue. The album "Satisfy Me" is a 10 song , non stop, all killer and no filler, piece of sleaze rock. Continuing in the tradition of the aforementioned bands, the album is full of catchy choruses, songs about partying, sex and booze.
Sleazy Way Out are here to kick ass, both onstage and on record. They bring the party wherever they play and you are guaranteed to have a good time whenever they hit the stage.
The band 's story began back in 2011... The place was the legendary Foufounes Electriques in Montreal and the mighty Saxon had just finished their set in front of a sold out crowd.
As the crowd dispersed, and metalheads gathered outside the club, Stacey and Cleve struck up a conversation that went something like this :
Cleve: Hey man, how's your band doing?
Stacey: It's not doing anything right now....I am looking for new guys.
Cleve: Well dude, if you need a guitar player, hit me up
and so it began....
Stacey and Cleve exchanged some songs, drank a lot of beer and had a discussion about the direction they would like to take the band in.
Soon after, the first rehearsal was scheduled and immediately things started to click musically. The band lineup included Stacey, Cleve, JF (bass) and Max (drums).
Rehearsals and writing continued for a few months and the band put out a couple of demo songs to address the demand from friends and fans to hear what this new project sounds like. Soon after playing the first gig with this lineup , Max was out.
The search for a drummer brought many players to the auditions but one drummer stood out and clicked right away.
Enter Dan, who took over drumming duties. 2 short weeks after Dan joined the band , Sleazy way Out made their return to the stage with a new drummer and a renewed energy. Shortly after, Sleazy Way Out opened for Swedish sleaze legends Crashdiet and Crucified Barbara.
More gigs followed, which saw the band fine tuning their live show, while opening for the likes of L.A. Guns, Diemonds, Hessler and Famous Underground. The band was asked to be a part of an album celebrating the rebirth of the sleaze rock movement alongside 17 other bands from around the world.
The song "Born To Booze" was recorded in Montreal with acclaimed producer Kevin Jardine (Slaves On Dope) at Uplift Recording Studio. The song was soon picked up by internet radio giant KNAC.com and added to regular rotation. The demand was high for a full length studio album but funds were low. People from around the world were asking for a record and the band determined that the best way to meet the demand would be to raise the funds needed with a crowdfunding campaign that would allow the fans to play an active role in making the album a reality.
The band had reached a critical point in their career and unfortunately parted ways with JF after much discussion and consideration. Auditions were held and the clear choice to fill the bass spot going forward was Xav (the X-man).
Rehearsals with Xav commenced and the band made its debut with Xav , opening for 80's Sleaze legends Faster Pussycat. With a rock solid lineup and musical chemistry back in place, a crowdfunding campaign was launched in the summer of 2014. The campaign was successful and the band returned to Uplift Recording Studio to work with Kevin on the full length debut album. The band entered the studio in mid-October and mastering was finished in December 2014.
Soon after, the guys had the pleasure of opening for John Corabi (Motley Crue,RATT, Union, The Scream) on his 20th anniversary tour of the self titled Motley Crue album.
The self released album, entitled "Satisfy Me" which has sold hundreds of physical copies, and thousands of downloads around the world, is available online as a digital download on multiple platforms. A limited number of physical copies of the CD are also available on the band's website.
Enter 2017....the guys had many shows booked and things were starting to heat up for the band. Dan and the band mutually decide that it is time for a parting of ways, after years of partying, travelling and playing together. Auditions were held and once again, and one drummer stood head and shoulders above any others....
Being in this position before, it was decided that the prospective new drummer needed to pass the ultimate test....can he party together with Sleazy Way Out?....
Well folks....the new drummer passed with flying colours!
Enter Joey on the drums.
Joey answered the call and came well prepared to kick ass with his high energy style of drumming, making his live debut with the band , much the same as Xav, opening for Faster Pussycat.....
suffice it to say, he fucking slayed it....let the party continue!
The summer of 2018 saw the band embark on a small tour across 2 provinces in Canada with fellow Sliptrick records alumni Shades Of Sorrow in August of 2018. Upon returning to their home base in Montreal after wrapping the dates on the road, studio time was booked and recording sessions started in the fall of 2018. The band completed all of the drums, bass guitars, rhythm guitars and most of the solos before hitting a roadblock....
the producer that had been working with the band was not going to be able to finish the album!
After careful consideration, the band decided that it was in their best interest to recommence recording from scratch and booked studio time at CNS studios in Montreal in January 2019 and the new recording sessions began with producer Tony CoLGan at CNS Studios. The band recorded 15 songs and decided to include the best 12 of these kick ass tunes on the new album. Renowned artist Keith Garvey was enlisted to provide the cover art for the album and track mixing and mastering was completed in September 2019. The band will be releasing their second album "Here Comes Trouble" on Sliptrick Records in February 2019.
Keep It Sleazy!