Bent Wind was formed in 1969 in the Toronto, Ontario area of Canada . The original band consisted of Gerry Gibas( Guitar & vocals) Marty Roth (rhythm guitar, vocals) Sebastian Pelaia (bass) and Eddie Thomas (drums).
While only together for a short time the band recorded and released an album entitled, Sussex, in 1969 on the Trend label in Canada . The album was pressed in a very limited quantities and today there is believed to be less than 500 copies world wide.
The album quickly became one of the most sought after pieces of Canadian music and the album is now considered one of the rarist collectable albums in the world with original pressings fetching thousands of dollars on the collectors market.
In 1989 the band, now under the control of Marty Roth, reformed with new members and recorded an album called, The Fourth Line is…You Will , that was released in a very limited independent pressing. That album has also became a collectors item because of its limited availability.
In 1996, Bent Wind released their first CD, Shadows On The Wall, which is another limited edition release of only 1000 copies.
The main players on this album is, Marty Roth (lead vocals, 12 string guitar), Bill Miller (bass guitar and lead vocals on ‘Roll Over Baby’), Michael George Jones (lead guitar) and Wilson Laurencin on drums, and supported by a host of other musicians that include: Glen Jessamy, Stefan Janicki, Laura Dunn, Leslie HarwoodJones, Chantal Legault, Cody Blacksky, Colleen Allen, Tortoise Blue, Mark Bajona, Robert Brockie, Roy Kenner and Maddie Willis.
The album contains sixteen songs written and co-written by Marty Roth and while not in the same garage psychedelic vein as the band’s legendary Sussex album, Shadows On The Wall is none the less intriguing and will appeal to fans of the band’s earlier works.
Bent Wind and more particularly Marty Roth has evolved musically since the 60’s and this album contains some fine progressive styled music as well as pop sounds that are well suited for todays musical tastes.