Tristan Horncastle, Artist of The Week
Runs Sept. 29-Oct. 3rd.
Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Tristan’s musical expedition started at the early age of six when he would sing solos at his local Church on Sundays and started to play guitar at the age of 11.
Growing up in a small community Tristan’s life, personal experiences and strong family values would inevitably find themselves embedded in some of his song writing.
Tristan has grown up with the musical influences and aspirations of one day following in the footsteps of his idols Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings and Brooks and Dunn.
Tristan along with his band members Matt Mazerolle (lead guitar), Andrew Kenney (Bass) and Jody Vincent (drums) have performed with some of the biggest names in country music such as The Stampeders, Confederate Railroad, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Jimmy Rankin and most recently at opened for Travis Tritt.
Recently, Tristan signed with Royalty Records Inc. and released his 1st single “Little Bit of Alright”, climbed the Canadian country music charts peaking at #33 on Mediabase. I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it. This is what life is all about. It takes me back to my young days. My mom grew up on a big farm in a very small town, where everybody waves when they pass, and they all know each other. I have so many great memories of the time I spent there growing up in the summers. When I perform it live, or hear someone playing it on the CD, it takes me back, even to the smells.
Tristan recently released his 2nd single “That Was Before” and his new album “A Little Bit of Alright” is coming out on Royalty Records/Sony Music Entertainment.
Tristan Graduated from High School in 2004 and worked for the City of Fredericton as a casual employee until becoming Full time as a Heavy Equipment Operator in 2007. Never giving up on his dream of having his own band, Southern Drive was established and started appearing at numerous Community Events, Fundraisers, Weddings and Local Pubs in the area. Sticking to his country roots, the love of life and family his first song “Country Boys Life” is a recognizable favorite at every event he performs. Southern Drive appeared at the Battle of the Bands in Fredericton of 2011, they won first place and then went on to perform at Maritime Music Festival. Over the past 2 years Tristan has shared the stage and performing opening acts for the Stampeders, Confederation Railroad and Dean Brody.
When Tristan isn’t performing you will find him out playing hockey, 4 wheeling, boating and camping.