What? Three Sheet is a five member, genre-bending power house with a firm base in hip hop and backed by 100% beatbox percussion . With a highly portable composition of 3 microphones, a guitar, and a bass, Three Sheet is known for their mind-melting organic sound with no samples, no loops and no synthesized drums.
Why? This collective will tightly rock any stage as though they’ve harnessed all the energy of the earth’s core. Three Sheet’s contagiously energetic live performances are validated with vivid and honest content both sonically and lyrically. It is because of this reputation that Three Sheet has been so successfully stirring up the East Coast music scene since 2009. In 2010 Three Sheet received ‘New Nova Scotia Artist of the Year’ and ‘Hip Hop Recording of the Year’ honours at NSMW, and were ECMA nominees for ‘Hip Hop Recording of the Year’. In 2011 the band was voted “Halifax’s Best Band’ in The Coast’s readers poll and, most recently they took home awards for ‘Entertainer of the Year’ and ‘Digital Artist of the Year’, and we’re nominated for ‘Recording of the Year’. Three Sheet are in full swing on the road promoting their brand new album “Sheet Music” (June 2011). This fourteen song album was recorded largely live off the floor in Halifax’s coveted recording studio, The Sonic Temple. This was a great experience for Three Sheet as they were able to bring the energy of their live performances to the recording process itself. The second track on “Sheet Music”, “Stamina”, was selected for a music video shot entirely on an iPhone 4 by director Aram Kouyoumdjian.
Who? Three Sheet’s front man and lyrical genius, Expedyte (who has collaborated with the likes of Killa Priest (Wutang), Vast Aire (Cannibal Ox), and C-Rayz Walz to name a few) efficiently conveys intelligent lyrics in precise and distinct flows. His smooth, charismatic and addictive delivery makes him one of the most thought provoking MC’s for today’s audiences. Virtuoso beatboxer EMC is the sole provider of percussion for the band making him a pioneer of his craft and a unique addition to a typical band framework. Highly talented, it is hard to tell if this beatboxer is more machine or passionate technician. EMC doesn’t end his role at beatboxing, he also adds well thought out socially conscious verses and often raps and beatboxes at the same time! Vanessa Furlong offers soulful versatility as the bands female vocalist and MC. Whether it’s delivering a verse with attitude, adding a jazzy layer to a song or displaying the power of her voice, she’s got it goin on. Guitarist Ryan O’Quinn and bassist Kevin Tilley form the instrumental section of the band. With no constraint formed by genre, this melodic duo melds their creative minds to create a very original musical mix. Here in lies the reason why Three Sheet’s sound can be hard to classify. All the same, Three Sheet contains a mouthwatering sound for music listeners of all tastes.