Just as fire breaks out when the right elements meet, Persist is what happens when talented musicians with the singular goal to deliver a vibe and blow your mind meet!
Now based in Guelph, Persist was formed in Toronto in early 2006 by Jerry and Z, as they set out to find kindred spirits in their search for the ultimate sound. Soon they found K.C.Lee,who added a powerful vocal presence – a voice seasoned in a mix of rock and blues who added his incredible stylistic touch to the Persist sound. His soaring voice, a twin guitar attack and a deep bass groove meshed with a solid drum foundation complete the sound of Persist!
In the four years that Persist have been together, they have grown into one of Canada’s favorite indie hard rock bands! From Toronto to Las Vegas, from BC to Quebec, to see a list of the places they’ve played is to see a list of the hottest venues. They’ve graced the stages at Legendary Toronto venues like The Sound Academy, Velvet Underground, The Reverb, the Docks, Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse, Lee’s Palace, Bovine Sex Club, The Opera House and The Hard Rock Cafe. Across Canada, they’ve performed at the Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, The Shaw Centre in Edmonton and The Odeon in Saskatoon. And through their recent tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Soulfly, they played their first ever U.S. show at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas!
Among their many accomplishments, Persist have had the fortune to open for such amazing bands such as Five Finger Death Punch, Soulfly, All that Remains, Hate Breed, Rains, Die Mannequin and Helix, and have had their music featured on television such as BikerTV and have recently acquired licenses for MTV’s Real World Challenge and more. They have appeared on a over 50 radio stations – online and terrestrial radio including a recent finish in the top 10 for 97.7 Hitz FM’s 25th Anniversary Party Contest and a recent feature on Hamilton’s Y108! Persist have brought their heart and soul to support several benefit shows including shows to benefit Kisses for Haley, The Sick Kids Hospital and the Missing Children Society.
K.C., Z, Jerry, Christian and KJ bring a vibe – an energy which is impossible to deny. Their melodic and crushing musical style with its traces of alternative rock, classic rock and metal, is a sound all of their own and they are more determined then ever to bring it to audiences everywhere! Persist are currently being marketed in China and SE Asia and are making fans globally.
This is their time. Once you hear their sound, you will never forget it! Once you see them, you will know why they stand tall in the limelight!
PERSIST…and the world will listen!
Style of music: Alternative, Metal, Rock
For booking contact Kevin Sealy.