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"I really have been very lucky to have worked with some incredibly talented human beings. Here is where you get to learn about them." - Très
Bratty

Yes, That is her real name. She plays drums and other percussion, rhythm guitar, is a singer and songwriter, and producer. Some may recognize her from her matinee shows at the Cameron House or as the lead singer of 'Bratty & the Babysitters', who released an LP called "In A State" which won a Casby for the single "Casual" and spawned a music video by the same name that also won awards, or maybe as the drummer and brains behind the 'Nancy Sinatra's', or possibly from one of her numerous other bands (too many to list ). Originally from Montreal she has become a part of Toronto's live music history and continues to be a part of it's future. She currently is co-writing and playing drums for Très.  She also produced Très CD "Writing On The Wall" bratty@bentmusic.ca

Beverly Bratty
David Hayes

Over the last seven years David has operated his own music production and recording facility.  David J. Hayes Productions based in Toronto. Most of his clients are radio stations which include CJCD Mix 100 in Yellowknife, NWT, Rock 101 in Little Current, ON and CFMX Classical 96.3 FM in Toronto. He is now writing, producing and recording music for television, film and the internet as well as continuing with his radio clients.

Most recently he was the lead guitar player for Hepcat Records Recording Artist Hank Engel and the Hoosier Daddies, performing on and co-producing their debut release "Barrel of Fun" recorded at Easter Island Studios in Sudbury, Ontario and now can be heard at various venues playing lead guitar in Très band.

http://www.davidjhayesproductions.com/

David Hayes
Justin Faragher
"Music, to me, is the universal kaleidoscope of many emotions." - J. Faragher

Bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and artist, Justin has been playing and performing for more than 20 years. His early beginnings saw him hidden away in his basement diligently practicing drums and guitar.  Family would fondly report that, between lengthy sessions, “Justin  would occasionally surface for some fresh air and sunlight.” When Justin was 12, his father bought him a bass.  Throughout the following years, Justin performed in many cover and original bands, gaining much live experience. Furthering his quest for musical enlightenment,  he also attended Mohawk College for Applied Music. Currently, Justin is in the writing process for his first solo project.

Justin has performed/recorded with:

* Mike Portnoy  (Dream Theatre);
* Dave Martone (guitar extraordinaire and solo artist)
* Daniel Adair (Nickleback, 3 Doors Down, Martone);
* Brian Doerner (Helix, Saga); and many others.
Justin Faragher
Rob "Bubba" Brown

A Toronto area bassist, music director, and manager originally from the Windsor/Detroit area. "Bubba" began his music career at the tender age of 16 which meant lying about his age so that he could play in bars and clubs. Since then he has studied at the University of Windsor, and the renowned Humber College. He has had the opportunity to perform with many talented people in a variety of music genres from R&B, funk, jazz, rock, soul, Latin, regae, Celtic, classical, country and more. Besides performing with Très, he has been on stage with Eclectic Soul, Pertigale Williams, Corey Granigan, Miles Davis, and even the Blues Brother himself, Dan Akroid. www.robbrownjazz.com

Rob "The Bubba" Brown
Mark Grysiuk

Mark Grysiuk received his musical training from Miller's School of Music in Winnipeg, Manitoba, studying classical, blues, jazz, and rock guitar styles. Mark later worked for the school teaching guitar as well as practical theory. Mark has also attended Harris Institute for the Arts in Toronto and graduated from its music management program with honours.

Mark has written instrumental pop/rock music and toured extensively throughout Western Canada, and Northern and Southern Ontario with such bands as Chapeau Rouge, Boardwalk, Power Circus, and Hit Parade. Mark currently performs as a solo guitarist, with DIVAMANIA, and has played live with Très as Lead Guitarist.  www.markgrysiuk.com

Mark Grysiuk
Christine Bougie

Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, Christine Bougie was born on March 12, 1981 in St. Catharines Ontario. She picked up her dad's guitar sometime around 10 yrs old and he taught her how to play "Secret Agent Man." From then on she spent most of her time playing and recording music using a couple of ghetto-blasters and homemade instruments. Thats pretty much all she does now...except she lives in Toronto and performs in many bands which includes having performed live with Très as Lead Guitarist.  http://www.myspace.com/christinebougie

Christine Bougie
Adam Smale
An open-minded creative musician who has a constant flow of musical ideas. At a very early age he knew music was his life. He would even skip school to come home and play guitar. Like many kids with a passion to play, his attention turned to guitar-driven rock but soon discovered the fusion of rock and jazz. A need to expand musically was born and the quest was begun. Originally from Bar River (35min east of Sault Ste. Marie) he burst on to the local music scene and became a member of the musicians union at the tender age of twelve. By fourteen he was on the road playing bars and weddings around Northern Ontario. Since then Adam released a CD titled, Fun City which immediately climbed to No. 9 on the Canadian National Jazz Chart. Adam has performed live with Très, and plays Lead Guitar on some of the songs from her CD "Writing On The Wall".    www.adamsmale-jazz.com
Adam Smale
Carrie Chesnutt
An eclectic artist making wonderful music on saxophone and flute, as well as being an accomplished vocalist. She has released a number of recordings such as "You Are My Family" and "Bad Hair Day", has played with, and for many celebrities, including Rick Moranis, Mary Wilson, Molly Johnson, Kool Moe Dee, Rita Coolidge, Paul Butterfield, Tom robinson, and the one and only Phyllis Diller.  A founding member of the group "Women with Horns" she plays both sax and flute on Très CD "Writing On The Wall". www.home.cybrnet.net/~mpg/
Carie Chesnutt
Lisa MacIsaac
Toured extensively across Canada and the U.S. with various artists, including Bruce Guthro, Mary Jane Lamond, Adam Gregory, and Ashley MacIsaac (Yes they are related) and plays violin on Très 'Writing On The Wall' CD. Lisa has her own band 'Madviolet' who have released a self titled CD. www.madviolet.com
Lisa MacIssac
Blair Packham
Best known as the voice of EMI Canada recording artists 'The Jitters', who had a string of chart topping singles like "Last of the Red Hot Fools", "Til The Fever Breaks" and "The Bridge is Burning". Parting ways with The Jitters in the early 90's Packham has thrived in Toronto's music scene, producing and engineering other artists, doing studio work and playing the occasional solo show, and is one of the featured guitarists on Très CD "Writing On The Wall". www.blairpackham.com
Blair Packham
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