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Mark Engles of Dredg

May 23, 2011 by  
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On their new album Chuckles And Mr. Squeezy Dredg have raised a few eyebrows – and it’s not just over the quirky name.  Constantly reinventing themselves musically this new album shows off a side of Dredg that we haven’t heard before, primarily due to their collaboration with producer Dan the Automator who brought a whole new approach to the table.

The songs focus largely on lead singer Gavin Hayes deeply personal experiences throughout his life from meeting his biological parents in his 30s to his sister’s deployment as part of our Armed Forces.  The music is less focused on guitar and live drums and more on production, mood and ambiance which is probably the biggest shift from their last album.

The band (Gavin Hayes on vocals, Mark Engles on guitar, Drew Roulette on bass and Dino Campanella on drums) show off their musical constraint and their neverending drive to do something completely different with each album.   Some music fans may be turned off by this but then there are those of us who embrace the change and can’t wait to hear what they come up with next.

We recently caught up with guitarist Mark Engles who told us all about it.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette
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