After 2 years of playing coffee shops and house shows under the moniker Shepard, Mark ‘Shepard’ Guebert decided that his solo endeavour needed to become a collective project. Shepard had their first full band show in April 2017, and it’s been a non-stop journey of performing and writing since then.
Drawing influences from blues, folk, rock, and jazz, Shepard has established a name for themselves in Victoria with a unique modern rock sound. Their performances are unforgettable experiences, embodied by compelling lyrics, groovy bass lines, precise drums, and guitar solos that will make you shed a tear. With blues driven progressions and euphoric vocals, the sound of Shepard will resonate in your soul and leave you breathless.
Both their debut single ‘Passion’, and their newest hit ’The Reaper’s Ballad’ were recorded with Malcom Owen-Flood (Band of Rascals), as well as their debut EP ‘Once When I Was Young’. With guest performances from Matt Kelly (City and Colour, Ben Rogers), and Vancouver Island musicians Amy-Lynne Toth and Brett Attig, their EP showcases their diverse collection of influences and reveals the broad range of sound that Shepard is capable of. They have been performing tirelessly in the Victoria music scene and are continuing to work on new music after the release of ‘Once When I Was Young’.