Poised for their most exciting year to date, this Halifax based, four piece rock band has been winning over audiences everywhere with their anthemic sound and high energy performances. Alert The Medic are Ryan MacDonald, vocals/guitar/piano; Troy Arseneault, guitar; Matt Campbell, bass; and Dale Wilson, drums.
Their recently released album, The Phantom Moves, is the group's third full-length studio project and was recorded at The Pocket Studios in Toronto with Producer, Mike Turner, (co-founder/former guitarist of the multi-platinum band Our Lady Peace and current member of Crash Karma). Alert The Medic represents the very definition of a truly independent artist. As one of the few non-labeled groups occupying a position on Canada's Top 40 Rock Charts, ATM has proven they are a force to be reckoned with. There's no denying their high energy rock & roll makes them an explosive group - on disc or in concert!
The Phantom Moves received two 2014 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations for Group Recording of the Year and Rock Recording of the Year! The first single from the album, “Echo And Fade", hit the ground running at radio, climbing the MediaBase charts all the way to #20 on the Canadian Active Rock and #30 on the Alternative Rock Charts! The single debuted at #2 on MediaBases' list of “Most Added" songs on Canadian Alternative Rock radio charts (#1 The Arkells); #3 on the “Top Ten Gainers by Format" list in the country; and #29 on Iceberg Radio's 2014 Top 40 Songs!
“Echo And Fade" made its debut south of the border when it was featured in a SiriusXM montage highlighting the “2014 NHL Plays of the Year" and broadcast live from Las Vegas on the NHL Network, CBC, NBCSN, and NHL.com during this year's NHL Awards. Their songs have been featured on CFL.ca, the Official Site of the Canadian Football League, in SiriusXM Ultimate Replay segments and their song, “This Is Our Time", was featured on Sportsnet's MLB Central throughout the entire 2014 Major League Baseball Postseason and during the 2014 World Series!
In 2013, the group performed to a National audience on CTV's Marilyn Denis Show and their single, “The Weatherman Pt. 2" was featured in an episode of Global TV's hit police drama, Rookie Blue. Alert The Medic was named one of the "Top 10 Indie Bands of 2012" by T-Mak World, Toronto's Site for Music, Movies and Culture, and received an ECMA Award nomination for Fan Choice Entertainer of the Year in 2011.
Alert The Medic's sophomore album, We, the weapon, received critical acclaim and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominations for Group Recording of the Year and Pop/Rock Artist/Group Recording of the Year as well as 2010 ECMA Award Nominations for Rock Recording of the Year and Group Single of the Year for "Atlas", the debut release from the album. "Atlas" achieved national rotation for over 14 weeks and cracked the Mediabase Top 50 Active Rock Canadian Charts.
We, the weapon was Alert The Medic's follow up to their 2006 Self-Titled debut album. The first single off the Self-Titled project, "Reported Missing", climbed to #1 on the East Coast Countdown radio show and gained the group national attention. The album garnered 2008 Award Nominations from both the ECMA and Music Nova Scotia, including CBC's coveted Galaxie Rising Star of the Year. The year was capped off with the D250 Rollercoaster Tour with Ill Scarlett and an opening slot with Our Lady Peace at Center 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia (perhaps a forerunner of things to come)!
“Produced by Mike Turner (Crash Karma/Our Lady Peace), there's no messing about with textures and loops, no nods to trends, no murkiness, this is clean, vibrant rock."
- Bob Mersereau, CBC New Brunswick
East Coast Music Review (The Phantom Moves)
“I've not only witnessed them take over a room with the energy of their solid live show, but I have seen how their songs connect with people."
- Matt Wells, Music Journalist/Host, M3 (MuchMore Music)
“Alert the Medic (ATM) has earned a reputation as one of the most compelling live rock bands on the East Coast. Their second CD “We, the weapon"… has produced two singles that have reached the Canadian Active Rock charts. The video for the third single on the album, “The Weatherman (Pt. 2)", has received airplay on Much Music."
- Carlton Munroe, Ex. Dir., NG Riverfront Jubilee