Diamond Dust formed in 2007 as a collaboration between songwriter Josée-Anne (Jo) St-Onge and guitar player Craig (Riffer) Hare.
The duo started off playing live shows in Eastern Canada and quickly accumulated a rich catalogue of original songs.
They relocated to Vancouver in 2008 with the goal of creating their first studio album. Opting for a self-production, they spared no time or effort in finding the perfect rhythm section and engineers in the beautiful coastal city to make their vision come to life.
With some of the best talent and facilities in town at work, it became apparent and thrilling for all involved to see the musical landscape take shape into a raw and honest depiction of the tempestuous journey rock n' roll has endured and where it is at today.
Never shying away from true expression and breaking down the barriers of genra, Diamond Dust is certainly setting the bar at new heights. Their first effort, which is self-titled, leaves you shocked, inspired and wanting more.
Deemed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's National Music Director as "a very impressive debut", Diamond Dust's refreshing yet familiar take on rock n roll has been described as "groovy, catchy, blistering - full-bore rock, and lively, foot-stomping folk"
Diamond Dust's first album is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and many more online outlets.
It is also is being played on a wide selection of radio stations all across North America. A streaming version of the whole album is currently available on the group's Reverbnation page:
and facebook page:
In the summer and fall of 2011 Diamond Dust toured extensively troughout Canada.
The group embarked on their first US tour in support of the first self-titled album, in Nov of 2011 and will continue through May of 2012 ending in Seattle.
"Leaving every earthly possessions behind, this band of gypsies is committed to living what they preach, having nothing, living for the music." [+]