Good days inspire band’s latest album

Wide Mouth Mason performs at the Queen's in Nanaimo Wednesday (Oct. 17).

Wide Mouth Mason performs selections from its latest album No Bad Days and older fan favourites at the Queen’s Wednesday (Oct. 17).

Wide Mouth Mason performs selections from its latest album No Bad Days and older fan favourites at the Queen’s Wednesday (Oct. 17).

Everyone has a good day that stays with them.

Wide Mouth Mason filled an entire album with them with its latest creation No Bad Days.

“It’s the most transparent capture of the band that’s ever happened,” said Shaun Verreault, lead singer and guitarist for the band.

Wide Mouth Mason performs selections from their new album and past favourites at the Queen’s Wednesday (Oct. 17).

Verreault said the band wanted to capture the live off the floor feel in this album, because sometimes something is lost when songs are over worked in the studio.

He said there is something special about the imperfection of older songs, like that moment it takes Aretha Franklin to settle into a note.

With the departure of band member Earl Pereira the band asked Gordie Johnson to perform with them during a couple shows. They had worked with Johnson for years, but not as a band member.

“We did a couple of shows and there was some real magical chemistry there on stage and off,” said Verreault.

Johnson soon became the newest member of the trio, which also includes Safwan Javed, on vocals and drums.

The three of them had a fun time making the video for their first hit single off the album, Get A Hold Of You. Verreault said the band filmed the video themselves using their MacBook. He said in the shots with all three of them people will be able to see one of the band members arms outstretched, which is holding the computer.

“It speaks to just how much control we have,” said Verreault, about creating the video.

The song was a favourite among fans when Wide Mouth Mason performed.

“They were singing it like it was one of the songs they had heard for a long time,” said Verreault.

Wide Mouth Mason is keeping their shows full of energy for the fans.

“We have gotten in touch with our inner jam band,” he said. “We are feeling really agile and limber as a band that we can take those chances.”

He said the Island has always been an amazing place for Wide Mouth Mason to perform.

Wide Mouth Mason plays the Queen’s Wednesday (Oct. 17).

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance at Lucid, Transformations, Harbour City Music, The Dog’s Ear, the Queen’s or online at www.ticketzone.com.

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