Eastbound Bytown Duo
(Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar)
Born in a family of musicians, this Ottawa native picked up his first guitar at age 14. Country music has been running in his blood from an early age. A young Derek could often been seen listening to Alan Jackson and Billy Ray Cyrus on repeat , His passion for music led him to play solo in venues across the Ottawa region 2015. He then set his sights on bigger things in 2016 and formed Eastbound of Bytown.
After getting his first drum set from his grandfather at the age of 8, Mark was hooked. He played in his high school band and later joined a blues band. He moved to Ottawa from Massena, New York in 2010 he played some open mic’s then met a good friend named Casey McCann of Eastbound of Bytown, his passion for music and love for the Country genre allowed him to fit right in. In his own words “They must have liked me because I’m still here and having a blast!!”
(Lead Guitar/Backup Vocals)
For the last 22 years, Casey has been an active musician in Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. A part of the world’s largest musical family there was no shortage of talent to learn from. Casey has been involved in numerous country, blues and rock n roll bands over his musical career and has been a “guitar and singer for hire” for the last number of years until finally coming to rest with Eastbound of Bytown.
Rory has been playing music since the age of 15, beginning his career playing for blues bands around his hometown of Aylmer, Quebec. Over the years he has learned various instruments including bass, guitar, banjo and the mandolin.
When not playing with Eastbound of Bytown, Rory manages and plays lead guitar for Ottawa band The Young Bucks. Playing locations in Ottawa and the surrounding area, including festivals such as Ottawa Bluesfest (Ottawa, ON) and Roots on the Clyde (Lanark, ON.)