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Press release for Mental Health Double Header

For Release
October 2, 2020

Delirium Street Party Brass releases “Mental Health Double Header”
Two brass-rock songs raising awareness will be available on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2020

Calgary — October 2, 2020 Delirium Street Party Brass releases “Mental Health Double Header”, available on all platforms on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2020. The band is a unique concept horn-focused rock band, formed in 2012, using drums, trombones, trumpets, tuba, saxophones and even flutes to deliver a full energetic sound that is at-home on rock and pop stations and playlists.
Basket Case
“Basket Case” is a cover of Green Day’s iconic single, sung by Collen Middleton of Bent Roads Tavern. “I was leading The Raw Punk Green Day Tribute Project in 2019, ‘Bleeds Green’, and we shared a stage with Delirium Street Party Brass a few times” says Collen. “I wanted to collaborate as soon as I heard them — their instrumentation is so rare and they sound fantastic, breathing street brass life into pop music.” “Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day wrote the song about struggles with anxiety, before he was diagnosed with panic disorder” says John Abraham, band leader, recording engineer, producer and trombone player.
What The Dark Is Bringing
Composer and vocalist Ian Van der Wee says “I wrote ‘What The Dark Is Bringing’ about an episode I had with suicidal thoughts. What I went through at the time was extremely scary, and sharing that fear and imagery through song has helped me cope. I want people to be moved by the song, but I also hope other people going through a similar episode might recognize some elements and understand that they can get through it and emerge safely on the other side.”
Cover Art
Artist Klrissa Wright drew the cover art for the album. “I wanted to show the notion that our head and our thoughts are not always under our control”, she says. “Everyone sees something a little different in Klrissa’s art” says Abraham, “it seems to act as a mirror to one’s own experience.”
Musicians
In addition to Collen Middleton and Ian Van Der Wee on vocals, the musicians consist of some of Calgary’s best:

  • John Edward Abraham, Producer, Engineer, Trombone
  • Ron Murias — Drums 
  • Sean Devitt — Saxophone 
  • Dana Kaukinen — Saxophone, Alto Flute 
  • Kevin Waites — Trumpet 
  • John Towell — Trombone
  • Jevon Hills — Tuba 
  • Maria Kornell — Flute 
  • Scott Sproxton — Saxophone 
  • Jace Laing — Background vocals

Donations of Streaming Revenue
The band has decided to donate revenue from streaming platforms and purchases of this album to mental health awareness charities such as the Centre for Suicide Prevention suicideinfo.ca in Alberta and the BC Schizophrenia Society bcss.org. Listeners are encouraged to donate to local mental health awareness charities in their area.
Availability
Public links will be listed at https://deliriumstreetpartybrass.hearnow.com, including an already live pre-purchase link at Bandcamp.com and a donation link.

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(note: private download links are available in advance to press, including a Radio Edit version of What The Dark Is Bringing.
Contact us for the links or to schedule interviews.)

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