Having met while students at Montreal’s McGill University, Busty & the Bass feature a horns section, two vocalists and influences from a range of musical interests. The band came together in McGill’s School of Music starting with jam sessions at a house party hosted by future band member Louis Stein.

After formalizing the jam sessions into a band, they decided to enter the Canadien Top University Band competition. When they won, they used the $10,000 first prize award to record their second EP. The EP was much more widely distributed due to their contest exposure.

Busty & the Bass followed their second EP GLAM with LIFT. Their cover of the Macy Gray song went viral, it helped support their efforts towards producing their first full length record. 2017’s Uncommon Good offered the band a chance to demonstrate their layered melodies, affinity for genre bending, and collaborative creative process.

Despite their large numbers and variety within the band, they brought in lots of collaborators for the most recent album Eddie. According to Louis Stein there was great value to that approach: “Getting to collaborate with other artists on this was a treat. Sometimes you spend so long in the studio that you can get tunnel vision and can’t imagine anything new on a track. It can start to feel stale only because there’s no one coming in offering their fresh perspective.”.