For those with an appetite for substance and deft musical style, The Last Supper delivers. Bassist Mike Perkins and drummer Mauro Scatozza, provide a solid foundation for Shwetz’s searing vocals and Peter Walker’s weaving guitar.
Since the HD camera’s started rolling, the Band Without Borders crew and the Canadian band The Last Supper has toured 19 countries, traveled tens of thousands of miles, as they attempt to make history. The goal is to perform in 100 countries, setting a world record for the most countries ever performed in by a music group.
So far the touring for the B.W.B has been a success with many musical highlights, such as opening for Ministry in Paris, playing with Queensryche outside Amsterdam, performing at Download Festival in the U.K, Uriah Heep in Czech Republic, Best Festival in Romania, and also sharing the stage with the Allan Parsons Project in The Netherlands. Additionally, they were the first Canadian Rock Band to perform in Mozambique and Swaziland in Africa.
The biggest highlight so far has been playing at the base of The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt which was performed in a rare sand storm. This had been a dream of the band to play here since they first visited the pyramids in 2000. The journey has produced unbelievable highs and lows while traveling to the various destinations. Logistical nightmares, financial struggles, and drama ensue as the band followstheir dream to become the first musicians to perform in 100 countries. Some of the encounters so far: blowing the motor out of the tour van and being stranded for 10 hours in a storm, half of the band missing flights to Ireland, the singer being attacked by a pack of wild dogs, playing at a refugee school, the director being medically treated, people not sleeping, and partying for days.
The experience is also enhanced by all of the fascinating people, culture and music the band members have encountered along the way. The series is in the process of being televised on international networks. The Last Supper is now in the studio, working on a new album and organizing their next big adventure. The future for the band will be intense touring as they attempt to play 81 countries by July 2013. So keep your eyes out for these independent rockers coming to your country soon!