This Trinity bay native has been creating quite a stir on the Newfoundland music scene since 1999 when she released her debut album Terri Lynn Eddy “Dreams”. Now with her band and a new sound, Terri Lynn has returned with the release of her latest recording “Tonight”. With an original modern retro style steeped in rock & blues, this CD boasts edgy lyrics and catchy riffs, with songwriting infused with real issues and personal endeavors. The release of their first single “Brand New Day” secured them the #8 spot on the acclaimed East Coast Count Down.
Since the CD release in March 2008, Terri Lynn and her band have been impressing the Atlantic Canadian scene with their focus based mainly in Newfoundland, but some shows have taken them off the Rock. From Stephenville to St. John’s, they have been playing venues big and small. In 2008 they rocked the stages at the George Street Festival and the Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues Festival in the province’s capital, and in 2009 they were honored to be the host band for this year’s Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Council Awards Show.
2008 was great for Terri Lynn and the band with five Music NL nominations, and they opened up the award show with a stellar performance of their single Brand New Day. The band also received two East Cost Music Award nominations: Rock Album of the Year and a nomination for the ECMA fan Choice Award! After a number of showcases in the 2009 ECMA Conference & Gala, the band made a strong connection with the song writing company Combustion based out of Nashville. All good for the next album!
Terri Lynn would be nothing without the amazing band that she has backing her up. Bryan Oram, lead guitar player for the group, started playing at age 16 and it wasn’t long before Bryan sparked people’s interest with his Richie Sambora influenced solos. With slick soulful guitar playing and a love affair with music, Bryan soars as one of Newfoundland’s finest musicians.
Renée Batten is rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist for the group. Her versatility and rhythmic abilities distinguish her from the rest. Coming from a strong musical background, Renée is naturally gifted with the ability to play a wide variety of instruments. At the age of four she began playing the accordion and has mastered guitar, bass, fiddle, bodhran, mandolin and banjo. Oh! And add songwriter to the list.
With this year and next year booking up quickly and ltos of great things in the works, the band has established a strong foothold in Newfoundland and has sights set on doing the same across Canada. With solid, experienced management and a top booking agency, the Terri Lynn Eddy Band is ready to ROCK! Look for an Atlantic Canadian Tour in the fall and a new album in the spring!
"Terri Lynn Eddy has a voice that is a mixture of velvet and steel"
Mark Vaughan Jackson, The Telegram.
"This is one of the best rock albums that Newfoundland has seen in a while"
Wade Pinhorn, President of the East Coast Music Association.