Ben Mullin - vocals, guitar, bass, keys
Steve Gaw - Bass, vocals, guitar
Aedan Helmer - guitar, vibraphone
Justin Purvis - drums, percussion
Tom Brown - keyboards
Caution Press played numerous shows around the Ottawa area including Maverick's, Cafe Decuf, the Fringe Festival and Irene's. The live shows were a mix of styles featuring Ben and Steve singing lead on their own contributions while providing harmonies along with everyone else on others. Instrument changes were a regular occurance as the band launched into each different song.
The band started with Ben, Steve and Aedan continuing on after Grand National parted ways.
With Justin Purvis joining in freshly back from a year in Japan, the band started crafting new songs and playing a few of Ben's tunes from the Grand National repetoire as well.
Tom Brown later joined the group on keyboards, as well as tinkering with their live sound and recordings. Tom also helped produce the songs recorded at Ken Friesen's studio in Almonte.
The Caution press ep was constructed as a press kit to accompany a run of shows in the Ottawa area. It consisted of recordings made by the Grand National lineup (later on this page) and a brief bio. Check out the music in the Grand National section farther down this page...
Recorded live off the floor at Tractor Records
Recorded by Tom Brown
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Ben Mullin- vocals, guitars
Steve Gaw- bass, vocals
Aedan Helmer- guitar
Phil Mailey- drums
Stefan Mailey- keyboards
Cousins Ben Mullin and Aedan Helmer decided to get together with Steve Gaw and start working on some of Ben's songs. Aedan and Steve had previously played together in Freephonic. With Ben and Aedan on guitars and Steve on bass they started working on some new material. To round out the band Ben suggested the talented Mailey brothers, Stefan and Phil.
Grand National played shows in the Ottawa area- Babylon, Maverick's, Cafe Decuf, Irene's as well as some other local events.
The group recorded some tracks at Signal Path Studios in Almonte.
Enginered, mixed and mastered by Ken Friesen
assisted by Tom Brown
produced by Tom Brown and Grand National
Photos- and a few show posters designed by Gord Glaze. click for full view