Band Bio

Since 2016 when BigMotorGasoline (BMG) entered the music scene with the debut of Fuel to Burn. FTB… hit the airwaves of the world from Canada to the United States, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Airplay on streaming radio in the UK brought this Peterborough based band more exposure in Fireworks – Rock & Metal Magazine. In the USA, “Dirty Politician” hit a chord with radio across the country during the elections of 2016, with more releases from FTB, making the airwaves. Leadoff single, “Vodka” followed by “Lately” proved popular in Iowa, Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Georgia and California. “BYOT”, an album track, hit the number two spot on the year end music charts at CJIM Radio in Montreal.

Two member changes in 2019 and a world wide pandemic slowed down the band but certainly didn’t stop the BMG machine from rolling along and releasing their sophomore effort The Way Things Used To Be in 2020. BMG was featured in Lazy Indie Magazine, nominated in the Indie Star Radio Rock Awards in September/21 (California/USA). Named Artist of The Week at Rochester/NY radio network – KFGRocks. “Whiskey Down” was number 3 on the 2021 chart at Wigwam Radio in the United Kingdom and winner of “Rock Album of The Year” from Pet Rock Radio in Peterborough. “Whiskey Down” was picked as the number three song on Cashbox Canada’s Top 20 for April/2021, and received an in depth write up in The Wire Megazine out of Peterborough, Ontario. BMG also shared it’s story about rock and roll, motorbikes, the band and life in the March edition of Moto Kul:Ture magazine with a subscription base of twelve thousand subscribers.

BMG has shared stages with Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Canadian super group Bonds Of Mara and also the legendary metal monsters Anvil.

2023 has brought us BMG’s third album entitled Devil At Your Door. Expanding on the previous 2 efforts with new sounds but not abandoning the solid feel good, southern rock feel tunes, with the same kind of music you want to hear while driving in your car, riding your Harley, or cranking it up to eleven with your friends. Early response for the first video single for the lead off track “Double Dog Dare” in November of 2023 have been positive and encouraging for adding the albums 11 tracks to playlists across the world.

John Freitas – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Roger Dafoe – Lead Guitar
Dave Brown – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Sterling Dale – Drums and Percussion

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