Finalboss is a new trio featuring some well-known names. Ben Gunning used to be in Montreal pop faves the Local Rabbits while co-writer Christine Bougie is an in-demand steel guitarist (Emma-Lee, Justin Rutledge and now touring with Bahamas). They're joined by drummer Joel Stouffer and their self-titled debut album (engineered by Don Kerr) is an entertaining collection of instrumental pieces that cover jazz and pop terrain. "A lot of heart, laughs and red wine went into the making of this album", says Bougie, and it shows. Fans of Hylozoists will love this.
Bougie's work with Bahamas has precluded Finalboss live dates of late. Let's hope for some soon.