In an effort to showcase the “jamming” process of working together as an acoustic band, ATB members Jackie, Andy, Julian, Kat and Tamara have launched a weekly series of live session acoustic covers titled “Pick Up and Play”.
1. Pick a song
2. Learn the chords
3. Rearrange it ATB style
4. Practice it a couple of times.
5. Record it and send it up to Youtube!
Simple but elegant–and super fun.
“So many times we’d be jamming some great tunes, coming up with a new acoustic version of either a recent release or an oldie, and then we’d kick ourselves for never recording it.” says Jackie Auguste, lead vocals and guitarist for the group.
Pick Up and Play is a great vehicle for not only keeping a chronicle of the group’s development musically, but gives the Youtube viewer and ATB fan an up-close-and-personal look at this group of Indie musicians at home in Toronto, Canada.