In 2003 four young men, residents of
Taped In Blue’s first ever performance occurred November 4th 2003 at room 316 in River Park building 38 to an overflowing audience that represented walks of life from all over the world. Taped in Blue performed sparingly however and Nick Baum slowly phased out of the band as he moved away to pursue woodworking and later on knowledge of film. The 3-member Taped in Blue continued to carry on however, playing a handful of shows with the legendary band Balls on You. During this time the band was working on new album that is now 3 years in the making, “Counterfeit Utopia”. 2004 saw a year of little activity as far as performing, however it provided much time for a reinvention of the band including a new name; Grizzly Paddington.
By 2005 Grizzly Paddington was all but inactive. Carl Brown eventually left to pursue other activities, and at this point the two remaining members, Matt Norman and Mark Klosterman were drummerless, so they called upon Bill Sowa, drummer of the now defunct Balls on You to smack the skins for the Paddington.
Grizzly Paddington as we know it
today gave their first performance to a very warm, packed audience at
O’Hooley’s Bar in
Today Grizzly Paddington has finished working on their final song for Counterfeit Utopia. All the songs on the album are free to download from this website.