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Goth Rock Alternative from Delta BC
Label: none
Broken Up - Confirmed: Mar. 12, 2009 (Archived)

Contact Details

John Delosada (Manager)
Haven is an alternative rock band consisting of;
Melissa Delosada (vocals, lead guitar, piano) Bronwynn Panek (guitar), Samantha Markham (drums) and Richard Markham (bass). Haven has an original heavy alternative rock sound and with some stirring emotional power ballads. The band got their start in the halls of their North Delta high school in the spring of 2005. There Melissa, met Bronwynn and found out that she was a bassist and shortly there after Samantha joined the fray, as the drummer. Haven followed the time-honored tradition and became a ‘three piece garage band’. With their creative forces in motion, the band worked on developing their own original songs. “Goodnight Goodbye”, an early favorite of the band was written in 5 minutes, an impressive feat highlighting the dynamics of the trio’s early work. Soon, Bronwynn switched over to rhythm guitar and the band was looking for another bassist. It was at this time the band had a chance meeting with a local producer who was impressed by what he heard when he walked by the garage while the band was practicing. Matt, the producer, invited them to his studio and offered to produce a Demo for the band when they were ready. The band went back to work developing their sound got some local gigs, and at that time picked up their new bassist. The new bassist, Richard,
Samantha’s brother, added a new dynamic force to the band. Richard became available when his own band dissolved due to creative differences. With 5 of their songs chosen the band booked time in the studio during the Christmas break 2005. Havens initial foray into the studio helped them to learn about some of the intricacies and demands of the recording studio. After a number of days, and a lot of hard work they cranked out their first demo/ep; “MIDNIGHT”. Haven went to City Jam 2006, a talent search organized by the City of Surrey for young upcoming bands and acts, after three nights they came in first overall for the bands. For
their efforts Haven won five hours of recording time. Haven were also accepted to play Youth Fest at the Cloverdale Amphitheater, a large outdoor concert venue. These early experiences helped to further develop the band. Haven has written a mass of original material and has been in the recording studio 3 times where they have recorded 11 of their songs to date. The song Slip Away was was recorded at Rock Beach Studios in White Rock where as all the other songs were done at AudioVisions Studio in Delta. On their myspace the songs “Goodnight Goodbye” and “Lost Breath” were
recorded when Havens band members were only 14 years old. While those were impressive early efforts Haven have come a long way since. All of Havens members have been schooled in music for some time for instance Melissa has been involved in guitar lessons for 6-7 years and is currently studying vocals with Brennan Barrett. Within the past year Melissa has added the piano to some of their songs and has since written and composed a number of songs on the piano. Recently the band performed 2 shows at the Surrey Arts Center, which has a 500 seat performance theater, there they showcased their new song Requiem. With Melissa putting down her guitar and singing at the grand piano with Haven accompanying her. Haven is finishing up their latest demo/ep that they are calling “INSIDE”. Haven is going back to make some changes so the demo is not yet ready although you will find 1 of its songs (13 Months) on their myspace. Haven will be putting on a show Feb 24 at the Fleetwood Rec. Center, which is their next live gig. Haven’s influences include Evanescence, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Days Grace, among others. Haven can be contacted through their email at [email protected] and their web at
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Last Lineup

MelissaLead Vox / Guitar / Piano2005-The End
BronwynnRythm Guitar2005-The End
RichardBass Guitar2005-The End
SamDrums2005-The End
Status: Broken Up
apparently broken up. - Last confirmed Mar. 12, 2009