Coming off the 2019 release of their debut album “Buy Low, Build Cheap”, Ottawa’s The Lucky Setback have been busy playing in front of audiences with their energetic hard rock. Over the past 2 1/2 years the band’s debut single “Bang Bang Electric” has been featured on many radio stations across the country.


The band originally formed when three childhood friends, bass player Paul Groleau, drummer Chris Scully, and guitar player Tim Holt, were looking to mature their songwriting skills they had been developing in various capacities over the past 20 years. When they met singer/producer Bryan Ruckstuhl (known for his work with countless musicians at the Shoebox Recording Studio), the songs began flowing quickly and fiercely. The band fully took shape once Nick Beaton (formerly of Autumns Cannon) joined the band and brought his distinct, melodic lead guitar.


The band is now splitting their time bringing their music to growing crowds at venues in other Canadian cities (currently on hiatus due to COVID) and writing/recording their second full-length album. With a plethora of new songs in the works that show an increasing sophistication and dedication to crafting riff-based rock and anthemic choruses inspired by bands of the early 1990’s, the band expects to release a series of singles starting with Golden Lie in fall 2021.