A thick haze covered the Montreal sky. Singer/songwriter Ben Wilkins, perched in a tree, looked down on the city surrounding him. Somewhere in the night there dwelt two musicians who would aid him in making the world a better place for humankind.
He found a tiny room with an antiquated honky-tonk upright piano and shamelessly began writing out songs: each one composed of lyrical vocal melodies, jazz influenced harmonies and crunchy pop/rock rhythms. And then in the doorway, as if drawn by the sounds, bassist Matt Wiviott and drummer Alex Dray suddenly appeared. Words were exchanged, friendships were formed and The Ease Down was born.
We have just released our debut LP 'Shapeshifter' and are now scanning the horizon for new means of carrying our music to the dark corners of the world.