In 1992, in Norwood, Ontario, Canada, a group of teenagers decided to form a classical rock band called Groundswell, which included Adam Gontier, Brad Walst, Neil Sanderson, Phil Crowe, and Joe Grant. For the next five years, they played at local talent shows and events in the area.
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Three Days Grace
“We write about real things and I think people know that. Our fans know that we're not trying to be something that we're not.” Reminiscent of the Seattle music scene, Three Days Grace is a band of Canadian musicians that play hard rock music with a post grunge style.
The Days Before
In 1992, in Norwood, Ontario, Canada, a group of teenagers decided to form a classical rock band called Groundswell, which included Adam Gontier, Brad Walst, Neil Sanderson, Phil Crowe, and Joe Grant. For the next five years, they played at local talent shows and events in the area. But by 1997, the band had dwindled down to only three members. The band relocated to Toronto and changed their name to what we now know them as Three Days Grace. While performing in Toronto the band meet a producer by the name of Gavin Brown. With the help of Brown, Three Days Grace released a demo album and submitted a copy to EMI Music Publishing Canada. In 2003, they also added a second guitarist, Barry Stock, to the band and began playing under a new name with a new style. The later released their first single, “I Hate Everything About You,” which was a radio hit and soon after, the band signed a contract with Jive Records.
Making It Big
Three Days Grace released their self entitled, debut album in 2003, and for the next two year they toured Canada and the U.S In 2004, the album was certified platinum at number nine of the Canadian Album charts. After completing their tour, Three Days Grace released their second studio album, One-X, which went platinum in the U.S. and double platinum in Canada. The single, “Animal I Have Become,” was the most played rock song on Canadian radio in 2006. In 2007, Three Days Grace was named the Billboard #1 Rock Artist of the Year. For the next two years, the band was touring the U.S. & Canada, with Breaking Benjamin and Seether. The band released their third album, Life Starts Now, in September 2009. This album debut at #3 on the Billboard and sold more that 70,00 copies in the first week.
From Boys to Rockers
Adam Gontier was born in Norwood, Ontario,Canada, on May 21,1978. He began playing the guitar at age 6 and was influenced by his mother, who was also a musician. Adam started singing in jam sessions when he was only 12 years old. His voice ranges from medium low bass to high tenor. He is one of the founding members and lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist for Three Days Grace.
Neil Sanderson was born on December 17, 1979. He started playing piano at the age of five and learned to play the drums when he was in grammar school. In 1992, he met Adam Gontier and Brad Walst and they created the band Groundswell. For year, Neil played the drums for Thousand Foot Krutch, a Christian rock band.
Barry Stock was born in Belgium on April 24, 1974. After his mother and father split, they moved back to the states and later moved to Norwood, Ontario, Canada.. He was influenced by his older brothers who also played the guitar. Barry knew from a young boy that he wanted to be on stage rocking for the world. He is also one of the founding member of the former band Groundswell.
Brad Walst was born February 16, 1967 and is also a native of Norwood, Ontario, Canada. He is one of the founders of the band and has been the bassist for the band since it conception.
Did You Know...
… Adam Gontier addicted to drugs and alcohol and had to check himself into rehab.
… Neil Sanderson and his wife, Janin, have an organization called “Herbie Rocks,” which is a charity group that funds medical treatment for children worldwide.