"This debut album, Hard Echoes is a stellar, powerhouse collection of prog rock, underscored by Klinger's Tom Petty-esque vocals and killer guitar solos"
-Marc Skulnick, Hamilton Magazine
“I've listened to Hard Echoes.... Excellent”
— Anonymous music industry top executive
“Just one tightly written tune after another ...holy prolific!”
— Sean O'grady, drummer and lead producer of Windchilfacter
Windchilfacter, a project lead by Frank Klinger, is a Hamilton, Ontario, Canada based all original band. Almost 5 decades of writing are now being produced, recorded and played by some of the top local studio/live musicians in the region.
In September 2017, less than 5 months after the first rehearsal with Sean O'Grady and Joel Banks in Frank's basement studio, they recorded their first Album, "Hard Echoes" at the world renowned Grant Avenue Studio in downtown Hamilton.
In the late spring/summer of 2018, Windchilfacter went back in the studio and recorded their second album, City Of Waterfalls.The sound of the band went to another level with Miles Evans (keyboards,backup vocals) and Chris Ayries(back up vocals and back up vocal arranging). So the next project was obvious to Frank Klinger.... go back to Hard Echoes and add Miles and Chris! Now, Hard Echoes-Remix is part of the Windchilfacter discography.
Mix together influences from Rock to Blues to Pop, throw in the amazing playing talents and production input from Sean O'grady(lead producer, drums, percussion), Joel Banks (producer, bass), Miles Evans(producer/keyboards/backup vocals) and Chris Ayries(producer,back up vocals) and you arrive at Canada's newest and perhaps most prolific all original band.
Prior to final pressing, a copy of Hard Echoes made it's way to a top executive at a major record label. An email was received in response, saying the album was "excellent", but the label could not get involved with an artist who could not give a full time commitment to a label. The addition of backup singers was recommended. This person asked not to be identified, as they were doing Windchilfacter a huge favour by simply giving feedback. Frank was encouraged to keep pursuing an audience.
windchilfacter/miles from nowhere
Windchilfacter live at The Pearl Company! Cosponsored by Shawn And Ed's Brewery. This event will be recorded live! Special Guest Miles From Nowhere. $8pm(Doors open 730). $12(includes HST) at the door or purchase online on this website. Recieve a Free copy of the first Windchilfacter album Hard Echoes at the door.