Damien Atapattu : Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
Born and raised in the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, Damien grew up in a musical family, and started singing and playing guitar from an early age. As a teenager, he played in several bands, varying from classic rock to heavy metal. He moved to Toronto, Canada in 2008, and progressively played music in various settings, which has taught him to adapt to different styles of music, including rock, reggae, blues and jazz. He is excited to be a part of ATB and is looking forward to the wild ride ahead!
Paul Nanuwa: Percussion/vocals
Born and raised in Leicester, England, Paul moved to Toronto, Canada when he was 12 years old. In addition to his role as co-writer and drummer for ATB, Paul has performed on many stages around the world from concert theatre shows to festival stages. Paul's musicle repertoirse includes drums/percussion, guitar, bass, keys as well as East Indian percussion instruments and even some brass and woodwinds. Paul has the keen ability to pick up any instrument and make it sound the way it should. Ever since he can remember, Paul always enjoyed singing and has been involved in choirs and jazz vocal groups.
Across The Board (ATB) is an award-winning Canadian indie rock/Americana band of multi-instrumentalist musicians with over 160 Youtube videos, debut album and an upcoming EP, who seamlessly combine creative talents to push their pop-rock sounds to the edge of the rock 'n roll envelope.
With harmonious power vocals and catchy electric guitar riffs ATB's sound is elevated to percussive awesomeness with heart breaking, gut shaking, knee-buckling beats. ATB offers a critical chemistry of smooth musical transitions, lush harmonies and infectious lead electric guitar riffs, having developed the unique ability to bond immediately with their audiences--both on air and in live performances-- reflecting their commitment to providing the ultimate live music experience to fans. They are addicting to listen to and even more fun to watch perform.
(Left To Right) Jacqueline Auguste, Andy Ramjattan, Paul Nanuwa, Damien Atapattu.
Jacqueline Auguste: lead singer/Rhythm guitar
Born and raised in Camrose, Alberta, having moved to Toronto in 2002, Jacqueline comes from a concert/stage band background and is a multi-instrumentalist, playing a variety of woodwinds including oboe, flute and saxophone; drums/percussion, and various stringed things including guitar, ukelele, mandolin, cello, piano and ukelele. Jacqueline is the lead-singer and principle songwriter for ATB, as well as taking lead on the creative aspect of Youtube channel video recording, editing and production. .
Andy Ramjattan: Bass Guitar
Andy has been playing guitar in various forms, from acoustic to bass and electric, in and around Toronto for most of his life. Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Andy has a keen sense of rythmn and has often doubled as a percussionist for ATB's acoustic songs and gigs. Andy is a co-founder of Across The Board with Jacqueline and manages the equipment and staging of the band's performances and videos, heading the ATB crew of lifelong neighborhood friends who make up the band's supporting cast of characters.
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