Imps put out Hi-energy rock
Today's obscure bar bands and studio musicians are the beginnings
for the future of rock n' roll. Tomorrow's rock n' roll lies in the future of
musicians such as Frank Soda, John Lechausseur, and Charles Towers, who together
form a band known as The Imps. Their performances are an indication of a future
in which rock 'n'roll will live forever.
The Imps are led through the
arrangement of guitarist-vocalist Frank Soda. He started in Vancouver as a
studio musician when he was 18 and there he participated as a back-up guitarist
in dozens of albums.
During this period he
assembled a number of bands and at the same time performed in concerts as a
back-up guitarist. He gained noterioty for his versatility in handling various
instruments and group arrangements.
As a result he was offered a chance
to play in a band called Thor.
"I still have close ties with Thor and
we're all great friends but at the time I wanted to start my own
Three years ago Soda and drummer John Lechausseur picked up
bassist Charles Towers and began performing. Frank Soda recalls that beginning.
"We played everywhere, strip joints, high schools, anything we could get our
hands on, but we enjoyed it. Besides, every band has to go through the same
When asked if he had ambitions of making it, he smiled and said:
"Sure, if success comes I'll take it but that's not the main purpose. I make a
living playing rock 'n'rolI and I have fun while on stage. At the same time I'm
hoping to create a good time for everyone here."
Their good times
atmosphere is shown through their music and performance. The key to the Imps'
success is speed, versatility, stage show and a dazzling display of raw energy,
all of which are combined to make good old rock 'n'roll sound like a new
The visual experience is enhanced with a stage show of strobe lights
and electricity lit helmets worn by Soda.
"I have a conscious feeling for
the audience because I know what it's like to be a fan. That's why I play
Zepplin and other old favourites. "I want them to relate to the music. The same
is true for the light show. I want to give that little bit extra."
gives that extra bit in the raw energy he produces with his flying leaps off
stage and high kicks. The Imps credibility is also proven with original cuts
such as Beginning, Break the Ice, T.V. People and Keep the Customers Satisfied,
a song which exemplifies their attitude - towards their audience.
Imps and their producer Bob Connolly will release an album recorded live at the
Picadilly Tube called Live at the Tube sometime next month. They also have plans
to tour Canada and hopefully the United States in the