Krazy House is a folk/rock band from Ontario, Canada that combines harmonies, lyrics, and sound with universal sensibilities.
In The Beginning is the band's latest CD.
If you happen to be in Canada this summer, Krazy House gigs at least weekly in clubs and cafe's throughout Ontario. The band will be
venturing out of that province this year, playing at many Chapters bookstores, some
smaller cafe's, and a few festivals.
Paula: How did Krazy House get together?
Julie: Heather and I travelled one summer out west, and down through the States into
Arizona, writing songs along the way. Returning to Ontario, we consulted with
Lawrence who added little guitar bits and we just started practicing them. Carrie
came along about a year after that, she was Heather's hockey teammate. Gino three
years after that. We found him in a drum store.
Paula: What is the story behind your name?
Julie: We just got tired of travelling back and forth to one anothers homes to
rehearse, so we bought a house together. Someone called it a "crazy house" and we
happened to be looking for a suitable band name. It stuck.
Paula: Who are what are you musical influences?
Carrie: You name it...almost. Melissa Ethridge, Indigo girls, Natalie Merchant, Bob
Dylan, Eric Clapton, The Hip, Paula Cole, Cowboy Junkies, Jann Arden, anything with
honesty and a good rhythm.
Paula: What are your goals as a band?
Julie: We want to write great songs and perform them to appreciative audiences. We
want to be able to make our living being honest and continuing to create music from
Paula: How do you see yourselves in the perspective of Canada's music
Julie: We're a contemporary folk/rock group whose music sits somewhere between
traditional Canadian folk and more rhythm driven Canadian rock. Like many Canadian
groups, we are meticulous about the words and music we put out.
If there's anything else you want to add feel free. There's no rush
On a personal side, Heather is a world champion hockey player, winning
two gold medals in 90 and 92. Which brought us to writing a song for the Women's Team
Canada. Which then brought us to Nagano, Japan for the Olympics.
Graphics courtesy of Krazy House.