You've Heard About Love", Dick MacInnis' solo debut album, is the first
part in the"Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll" concept-album trilogy. From
the Alt. Rock title track, to the Country/Bluegrass "Wontchabemine" and
through the Doo-Wop finale, "Love" the songs on "Everything You've
Heard About Love" cover not only an incredible range of musical styles,
but also the gamut of emotions and views on intimate human
relationships. The album's first single, "You Rock Me", has been
greeted with open arms by fans, not only because of its infectious
dance/rock rhythm and memorable hook, but also due to its popular video
- a hilarious, low-budget, robot story which Dick says "has absolutely
nothing to do with the song - I just thought it would be cool to do"
Dick is currently touring in support of "Everything You've Heard About Love", performing both solo (singer/songwriter) shows, and with his full electric band, which can vary by venue between 3 and 8 members. His live shows have been described as both "hauntingly beautiful" and "highly energetic", and often include a wide range of cover songs from every imaginible genre; it can be not uncommon to see Dick play a Johnny Cash honky-tonk ballad one minute, only to follow with a Snoop-Dogg rap at the request of an audience member eager to try to stump the band. Through all this musical adventure, Dick maintains a unique and refreshing sound, making his original compositions and those of his influences blend seamlessly; indeed - many people have mistaken the works of the masters for Dick's own, and vice-versa
The follow-up album to "Everything You've Heard About Love", tentatively-titled "Control" will take listeners into much more experimental, yet no less familiar territory. Having completed his homage to his influences of yesteryear on "Everything You've Heard About Love", Dick is intent on breaking new ground with his highly anticipated sequel album. Featuring symphonic arrangements and rich textures, "Control" will take listeners deeper down the rabbit hole into the mind of it's protagonist, engaging it's audience as seldom records ever have.
Dick began recording as early as 2000, and has since become one of the most ambitious do-it-yourself artists ever. He not only writes and sings his own music, plays many instruments (including guitar, bass, piano, drums, harmonica, and almost anything else he can get his hands on), produces and manufactures his own albums and merchandise, directs, acts in and edits his own videos, builds his own electronics and the software to run it, and often does his own live sound - he also does his own graphics and web design ;-). In fact, this entire site and all the content you'll find here was created with "Dream Studio", a custom software suite Dick made himself, which is available here
Dick MacInnis has been playing music profesionally for over ten years as a member of Canadian bands $ellout$ (With Jeff Smuk, Juice Jewitt, Lance Lopeter, Doug Sawatzky, Dustin Omstead, Tyson Prior, Mike Gould, Al Hudec, John McLean, Brent Patoine, and Krista Benson).and Pleasurefly (With Ryan "Iron" Brown, Caylen Jobing, Greg Pozzo, and Tyson Prior). He has also appeared as a guest with such acts as Four On The Floor, Blackwater, and F.o.D. as well as having recorded several tracks with famed producer Smokey Chillum. Dick's current lineup varies as mentioned above, and includes Darren Leibel (drums), Stephen Fritz (bass), and George Wingham (percussion).