So in case you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t notice from the bombardment of e-mails, newsletters, facebook updates, tweets, newspaper articles, messenger pigeons, and skyword banners… PBR10 was held from September 27th to 29th!!
To kick things off we decided to have an in-office party with bands, friends and favourite people dropping in to say hi, drink responsibly-ish, and reminisce about our time together over the years! We want to thank everyone who managed to drop by the office and offer their well wishes and congratulations, gotta say that we work with some awesome people and couldn’t ask for a better team.
The office was constantly buzzing with energy as all the bands were arriving in Toronto and checking into their hotels, or trying to at least. On Thursday morning we were greeted with a visit from a few members from our favourite Vancouver band, You Say Party. Once settled, YSP bassist Stephen O’Shea told us about how he came across a recent episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno which featured an interview with Richard Gere who was promoting his new film Arbitrage. He mentioned that while he was watching Jay Leno make the introduction to the audience and invite Richard Gere to come out, The Tonight Show band kicked off a big-band rendition of You Say Party’s “Laura Palmer’s Prom”. Needless to say minds were blown! Check it out here… starts at around 1:28.
For the PBR Licensing Team, its stuff like this that excites us and makes us love the job. Supporting great Canadian bands by helping to place their music in major motion pictures and enjoying side uses like this just shows us that there will always be a need for awesome indie music. Thanks to Stephen of YSP for telling us about it and thanks to The Tonight Show band for paying tribute!