The Goatbox Rebels is a heavy rock trio from Toronto, Ontario.
A group of individuals from different music backgrounds/experience , who share a passion for Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Motorhead.
GBR is founded by Montreal guitarist, Ivan Westley, who started off the project as a solo blues artist when he moved to Toronto in 2011. After two years of playing solo gigs around town, and on the road, releasing a Self Titled EP cd on Northern Assembly Recordings in 2014, he was accompanied on stage as a two piece with Nate Finucci (ex-The Nursery/The Savilles),on drums.
Ivan & Nate’s shows together has taken on a live ‘In Your Face’ approach due to their chemistry together. And The Goatbox Rebels was getting recognition as a live act not to be missed in the Toronto area.
The music has taken a different vibe and headed in a heavier rock direction influenced by 1970’s/’80’s rock & metal.
This new direction requires more musicians to solidify the new Goatbox sound. And this is where Colin James Gibson (The Stormalongs), comes in on Bass/Vocals. Colin’s experience in the local Toronto scene with The Stormalongs for over 10 years, adds new arsenal to GBR’S song writing & live shows.
The Goatbox Rebels will be releasing an EP Cd in 2016 via Northern Assembly Recordings, entitled “Let Us All Bleed Integrity”. The EP was recorded at Gas Station Recordings on Toronto Islands, with Dale Morningstar (The Dinner is Ruined, Gordon Downie, Barenaked Ladies), at the helm.
Sorry Monkey…2016 is the Year of the Goat.