Harvey King & the Grindstone

About HKGS

 

Harvey King & The Grindstone began as a passion project of vocalist Will Himsl and guitarist Sam King. With humble beginnings in the basement of a downtown barbershop, proving as an excellent rehearsal space, the two began writing material in late 2018. 

Recognizing the opportunity to fuse soul and rock and roll, this duo recruited local artists, with Alex Pauzé on drums, Matt Saroka on lead guitar, Sean Brouse on bass, Kris Harris on keys, Andrea Solski and Darquise Lauzon on backup vocals. The group began crafting the songs for what would become the EP and the upcoming LP. 

Fast forward to 2021, and this eight-piece band has released its first EP – "Bigtime" on July 30, 2021. Tracked at Lala Pop Shoppe in Sudbury, ON by the talented Dany Lajeunesse (of Dany Laj and the Looks), and mixed at Bigtime Records & 2Berners Studios by Sam King and Sean Brouse. The four-song EP offers a glimpse into the energy and diversity of the band's stylings and previews their full-length album. 

The band released its first video for the single ‘Get Gone’ on August 6, 2021, which was filmed and produced by Justin Lamothe, Josh Desormeaux, and Curt Carriere of Midnight Society Productions. 

HKGS's first full length album titled Ever After, released on July 1st, 2022. Accompanied by a video for their first single 'Six Feet' filmed by Justin Lamothe of Midnight Society Productions. The LP was tracked, mixed and mastered at Deadpan Studios by Matt Wiewel.  

HKGS is:

Will Himsl - Vocals

Sam King - Guitar, Vocals

Sean Brouse - Bass, Vocals

Matt Saroka - Guitar

Kris Harris - Keys, Vocals

Alex Pauze - Drums

Andrea Solski - Vocals

Cassidy Houston - Vocals

 

Upcoming Dates:

June 25, 2022 - Time 7 pm - Stack's Parking Lot Party: Microbrew Edition

July 1, 2022 - Time 8 pm -  Canada Day - Bell Park

July 7, 2022 - Northern Lights Festival Boreal - Time 11:30 pm - After Hours - Townehouse Tavern

July 10, 2022 - Northern Lights Festival Boreal - Time 10:30pm - Caberet Stage

July 22, 2022 - Rock on the River - Timmins - Time 3:30 pm

July 29, 2022 - Downtown Sudbury - Time 4 pm 

August 26, 2022 - Station 84 - Time 8:30 pm

September 8, 2022 - Jazz Festival Sudbury - Place Des Arts - 8:30 pm