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- Band Type: Rock
- Tribute Type: Rock
- Show/Info: Bypass Off pays tribute to the greatest progressive rock groups in history. Bringing the style, sound, and spirit of groups like Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Rush, Frank Zappa, U.K, Peter Gabriel, Guthrie Govan, etc.
- Achievements: The group have played at numerous events and establishments throughout Southern Ontario.
- Performs: The ultimate classic progressive rock cover act
BYPASS OFF BAND: THE STORY
If you are a music lover looking for the ultimate progressive rock experience, look no further! Bypass Off pays tribute to the greatest progressive rock groups in history. Bringing the style, sound, and spirit of groups like Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Rush, Frank Zappa, U.K, Peter Gabriel, Guthrie Govan, etc. to life is their goal. Their musicianship is exceptional, evident in the effortless recreation of some of the most difficult and interesting music in rock history. These are some of the best rock musicians anywhere. Together, they have decades of deep professional experience in everything from rock, jazz, classical, and various world music. Enjoy browsing their preview videos! These song teasers will leave you wanting to experience them live and in person at their next show!
Sim Bansal: Lead Vocal and Guitar
Olivia Brown: Bass and Vocal
Dave O’Neill: Drums and Vocal
Bob Shields: Guitars
Dave Thierry: Keyboards
“I went out for a night of music expecting to hear a typical bar band, but I was shocked! It felt like a real show – the kind of thing you’d see in a theater. My favorites were the king crimson songs as I am a big fan. It took me back to my childhood. They put some real effort into this!”
“Bypass Off pays tribute to the grand era of prog rock, and they do it with attention to detail!”
“To be able to take a nostalgic journey back in time to experience once again the foundation of my love for music, with engaging and emotion-evoking cover performances of some of yesteryear’s super-bands such as Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Rush and Peter Gabriel, to name a few – all the while bringing their very own unique style and sound to the stage! If you are looking for a great progressive rock experience, be sure to catch Bypass Off at one of their upcoming shows. You’ll be glad you did.”
“Great show by Bypass Off. There just aren’t a lot of bands out there capable of covering the kind of music they played. My favourite part was the Yes song “Roundabout.” Great track and very challenging, too. The performance was faithful to the original songs but also had its own personal touch, especially with the female vocals. Would definitely see again.”
“Bypass Off brings a unique edge to the musical world by reigniting songs of the best progressive rock bands. Their musicianship is exceptional and the band members create an experience that audiences can really become immersed in. As a huge Rush fan, it is awesome to finally find musicians who can nail their material. The guitarist’s hands move at the speed of light and the vocalist sounds like a mix between Sting and Adrian Belew of King Crimson which really suits the genre. I’ve seen them a few times and met the band members—a really friendly and dedicated crew! Can’t wait to see where they play next!”
“I had the pleasure to go see Bypass Off last month and they sure did not disappoint! If you are a fan of the prog-rock genre then this band is a must to check out! The real deal indeed!!”
“Bypass Off ‘s set one was one fire. Can’t wait for set 2. The sound here at ‘This Ain’t Hollywood’ is perfect…Wow! Blown away. Thanks for the Great Encore!!! Yeah, that was me making all that noise. Thank you for such a great concert. Knocked it out of the park… We will be monitoring your website for future events. Thanks for a great night.”
“Woooow! I love Genesis since I was a kid. Now I’m 51, and Genesis’ music makes me feel a kid again. Great job, you guys!”