Rat Parade emerged from Hamilton’s vibrant music scene in 2017. All members, born in the 90’s, allow for a new generational take on the rock scene. Acts such as Nirvana, Green Day and Weezer influence their style, along with childhood memories of Led Zeppelin and The Who plaything on their parents radios. These musicians led the boys to play a unique blend of music that combines familiar elements of grunge, punk, and classic rock. However, Rat Parade doesn’t feel the need to be pigeon-holed to one genre of rock music. They play exactly what they want without compromises.
The band’s city has been quick to support their musical endeavours. In 2018, Rat Parade was chosen by Hamilton’s Music Advisory team to highlight the local music scene during their Music Mondays series. Later that year, they performed on CHCH Morning Live, Hamilton’s local news station.
The band has two, four-song EPs under their belts: one released on cassette, the other as a 7” vinyl record- both of which they’ve created, packaged and published with the help of fellow Hamiltonians. With plans to tour across Canada in 2019, Rat Parade is showing no signs of slowing down.