2002 was a breakthrough year for SMEER and 2003 has started with a bang!
SMEER are Ryan Leclair – Vocals, Bryan Cote – Bass, Deny Boucher – Guitar, and Niall Mellors – Drums.
The band recorded their first, self-titled EP at Soundwerx Studio in May 2002. SMEER made such an impression in the studio that producer Dominic Condo arranged for the people at Coalition Entertainment (www.coalitionent.com), a top Canadian entertainment management company, to take a look at the band. Coalition boasts a successful roster of talent including well-known Canadian recording artists Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven, Joydrop and Simple Plan. After one meeting with President Rob Lanni and other top executives, SMEER signed on with Coalition and is being ‘shopped’ to industry.
In June, SMEER was chosen as one of 5 Toronto area finalists in the 97.7 HTZ FM (CHTZ) Rock Search 2002. Two original songs – “Your Time” and “Mother” – both featured on the enclosed CD, beat out more than 1000 bands from ac
Canada's best kept secret about to be let out of the bag.
Loud & Clear CD Review.
I have to wonder if this band is ever misspelled as "smear" because with their grinding, aggressive, agitated and tastefully abrasive sound, it sure as heck sounds like *something* is being pulverized. If you like your hard rock/alt metal totally raw with emotion, unrestrained, loud and artistically violent, Smeer is a band you don't want to sleep on. Conducive to speeding tickets, causing inflated senses of personal power and meeting your own personal held-down, festering angst, "Loud & Clear" is an album that will move through you and take you over, and like a scrub-brush, will have all those greasy pockets of "I've-had-enough!" worked out of your system in one listen. Simply put, if it's powerful, crushing, hard rock you want, search no more.
Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, The Tragicaly Hip, Disturbed, Godsmack, Pantera,Creed,Metallica, Black Sabbath...
How long has Smeer been around?
The band was originally formed approximately 5 years ago and the current line-up has been a cohesive unit for close to three years.
How do the boys keep the show so tight and intense?
SMEER has performed more than 100 shows since January 2002!
What's the band best known for?
SMEER is well-known for their incredibly energized live show that takes people completely by surprise - check out the recent live performance review by DJ Tim McKay (the FOX, Fredericton) - "SMEER came out of the gate with full force and never looked back...they literally pinned you against the wall and made you wonder why these guys aren't already HUGE?!!!
What are some of the bands recent achievements?
SMEER'S song "MOTHER" earned 2nd place in the world renown International Songwriting Competition competing with over 7000 entrants with the judging panel including Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas, Raine Maida, lead vocalist of Our Lady Peace, as well as record company executives Monte Lipman (President, Universal Records) and Jimmy Bralower (VP A&R, Atlantic Records)