From Advertising Jingles to Indie-Rock Anthems
Somewhere within each of us is the urge to go against the norms of everyday life. Rock n’ roll is what happens when some of us give in to that urge. Its very lifeblood is, and always has been, the desire to rebel. Andre Nault, the creative force behind Ottawa’s Stand Up and Say No, knows this feeling. The husband and father of eight is fighting the widely held belief that men like him must give up a career in music for the sake of adopting a more traditional lifestyle. Nault’s rebellion is, within the context of modern music, refreshingly unique: he is both enthusiastically committed to his music and passionately devoted to his family.
Upon hearing Stand Up and Say No one is reminded of bands such as Interpol and The Strokes: there is a plethora of driving guitars and catchy melodies, as well as just enough swing to win over those inclined to dance…