Black Diamond Bay is: The Dears’ former guitarist and drummer: Patrick Krief (Guitar and Vocals), George Donoso III (drums), And Roberto Piccioni (keys), and Andre Bendahan (bass). Black Diamond Bay formed after Krief recorded his 7 song solo EP (Take it Or Leave), which was released in August 2007. The band played many shows throughout the year under their previous name Krief. Besides playing in their hometown Montreal, they have also played numerous shows in such cities as Toronto, New York, Hoboken, Boston, Nashville, , Mexico City, Guadelajra and festivals such as Osheaga, Indio Fest, NXNE, Pop Montreal, M for Montreal, and South by Southwest (Austin, Texas). As well as being recently invited to play the Great Escape (Brighton,UK), and the Noonderzon and desBeschaving festivals in Holland.
After over a hundred shows together, the band developed a dynamic live show that took Krief’s songs to a new explosive level. With the songs now evolved and fully realized, Black Diamond Bay was born. They soon got in the studio to finish recording their debut full-length “Calm Awaits”. The record was mixed by world renowned David Schiffman (Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers etc.) and was mastered by Howie Weinberg in NY (Nirvana, Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse etc.)
/ Black Diamond Bay on tour \
Jun-06 Winnipeg MB WECC w/ The Dears