The Promised started out as a roots/country duo consisting of Jesse and Noelle Burch. The pair met in 2018 while performing with their respective bands at the Cloverdale Rodeo. A mutual respect for music sparked a writing session, where it became clear their musical chemistry was undeniable. Blending genres and experimenting with their different influences created a synergy for writing catchy and original songs.
The two teamed up with an incredible group of musicians from across western Canada including Casey Shalala on upright Bass, and Michael Meroniuk on Mandolin and The Promised was born. They were accepted into the 2019 Breakthrough Country music project Top 12 and after two rounds of tough competition against more established artists they were named 1st Place Grand Prize winners.
Working with MyTone Records and Bailey Way Entertainment at the Warehouse Studios they released their debut single/music video “We Could Be in Love” on July 29th, 2019 which has already been added to many Canadian and international radio stations and playlists.
In August of 2019, The Promised teamed up with Country Rebel, the world’s largest Country music network to release a series of live videos of their original music. The first video was released on September 4th, 2019 and has already amassed over 34,000 views. Their song “We Could Be in Love” was selected to be licensed for the American TV show Virgin River’s 2nd season, and they were filmed performing the song on the show. This year The Promised has been nominated for 3 BCCMA Awards (Roots/Traditional, Ray McAuley Horizon Award, and Video of the Year) and are excited to be a part of this year’s awards show ceremony on October 20th with a pre awards showcase.
With tight harmonies and a powerful sound, their music captures you within its story. Their chemistry on and off stage is undeniable, and their energy will keep you wanting more.
“...roots music that is as evocative as it is endearing...a hint of bluegrass...a little bit of Americana..”
“...vocal melodies that transcend the limitations of studio recording altogether...”
“Canada’s been producing some really excellent country acts this year, and The Promised are by far one of the best that I’ve heard.”
“I’ll be keeping an eye on their progress, and I’d urge all Canadian country connoisseurs to do the same. ”
“...pure country magic...”
“ ...It feels like country for a new, younger generation.”