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...Was founded in Montreal (Canada) in 2009 when singer-songwriter Seb Smith recorded a 15 original song demo. After finding other musicians to join in, the band got the chance to test their material in many venues and band competitions in Eastern Canada such as Emergenza, Envol et Macadam, L'omnium du Rock etc.
In fall 2010, the band recorded a 6 song EP that was launched at the Café Campus in February 2011. First prize winner of the ''Showcase your band'' contest in summer 2012, the band also got involved in benefit concerts for ''Moisson Montreal'' in 2011-2012 and the ''Canadian Cancer Society'' at the Club Soda in 2012-2013. The 2013 show at the Club Soda gave them the chance to be heard by renowned people in the music industry. The same night they got in 2nd place out of 15 bands at the “Battle for Life” battle of the band.
In January 2013, Seb Smith opened for Bryan Byrne (singer of I Mother Earth)and the entire band also played in front of Mark Spicoluk (A&R for Universal Canada and ex-bass player for Avril Lavigne and Sum 41).
Influenced by bands like Coldplay, Editors, Foo Fighters, U2, Muse, Radiohead, The Cure and the grunge era, Morning Velvet get most of their inspiration from British pop-rock music. With a refreshing sound, dancing rhythms, catchy melodies, and astonishing stage presence, Morning Velvet deliver an interesting live experience filled with originality.
Their second EP ''Blue'' was launch at the ''O Patro Vys'' in Montréal, Canada on March 27th 2015.
The band members are:
Seb Smith (Lead vocals, guitar)
Dimitri Demers (Bass),
Luc Bourgeois (Lead guitar),
Bob Bernard (Drums)