The Gibson Block

Named after a historical building of their local heritage, The Gibson Block is Edmonton’s newest original rock and roll project that is sure to gather quick attention! With nearly 4 years of gigs as the cover band All The King’s Men, the group has already opened for bands such as Mother Mother, U.S.S., and Rocky Mountain Rebel Music. 

This 4-piece ensemble met while attending Grant MacEwan University’s Music Program. Although jazz, funk, and blues were a dominant discipline of the program, the band has cleverly fused these genres with their own unique rock style, emitting the diversity and high energy they are known for in their live shows. 

Fully armed with their experience and their hearts, The Gibson Block will continue to push boundaries in the music scene to create a peculiar yet classic sound for modern listeners.

Photo Cred: Leroy Schulz http://www.leroyschulz.com/2014 

 

Named for a historical building in their home city of Edmonton, Alberta, The Gibson Block is a three-piece original rock project that is sure to grab your attention! The band members met in 2008 while attending MacEwan University’s music program and quickly hit it off, so they started performing together in 2009 as party band All The King’s Men. After some time the band began showcasing their original music officially as The Gibson Block in 2012. From the beginning, The Gibson Block has worked to create a unique yet danceable style of rock which is fresh and infectious. As such the band is known for the raw energy of their live performances.

 

In 2013, The Gibson Block was chosen for the Untapped Alberta festival series and appeared on CKUA Radio. The band then released a self-titled EP in January 2014. In 2014 they have been nominated for both an Edmonton Music Award in the “Artist to Watch” category and for a Yeggie in the “Best in Music” category. The Gibson Block was also SONiC 102.9’s March 2014 Band of the Month. Notable TV appearances include being featured on an episode in Season 1 of Avatar Media’s “Secret Setlist” which is on Telus Optik, and on an episode of Shaw TV’s “Edmonton Unplugged” series. In the summer of 2014 they had a successful Alberta/BC tour which concluded with K97’s Edmonton Rock Fest in which The Gibson Block opened for the likes of Doug & The Slugs, Chilliwack, Trooper, and Burton Cummings. Recently the band won an Edmonton Music Award for "Rock Recording of the Year" as well as nominations in “Album of the Year” and in the “Peoples Choice Award” categories for the 2015 Edmonton Music Awards. Fully armed with their experience and their hearts, The Gibson Block will continue to push boundaries in the Canadian music scene to deliver an electrifying and danceable sound for modern listeners.