Rock My World Canada, chapter 42: Bleeker

[Mike Carr has put together a massive volume on Canadian music history entitled Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. It’s an incredible discography of hundreds of bands. This is the latest excerpt from his book. – AC]

Bleeker, formerly known as Bleeker Ridge, are a rock band from Orillia, Ontario, consisting of Taylor Perkins, Cole Perkins and Mike Vandyk. They first started playing covers of Jimi Hendrix and Joe Walsh songs before releasing two independent CDs: Undertow (2004) and The Rain (2007). The band’s name Bleeker Ridge is from the street names where the two sets of brothers lived: the Perkins’ lived on Bleeker St. and the Steinke’s lived on Ridge Ave. The first single from the album “Small Town Dead” was the title track which charted on the Canadian Active Rock Charts, reaching the top 10.

Find out more about this artist and hundreds of other Canadian artists in the softcover edition of Canadian Alternative & Indie Reference and Collector’s Guide. Get your copy here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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