After long months of planning and deliberation, it's finally coming to fruition.
Two of Toronto's prized instrumental bands take to the road, for the first time ever, and are coming through Montreal to play a few sets of groovy, eclectic, super dope music. Come and join the bands, and special guest Drifters Faith for a night of great music and serious hangs.
Snaggle - www.reverbnation.com/snaggle
Keyboards - Nick Maclean
Bass - Doug Moore
Guitar - Al Purcell
Drums - Tom Grosset
Trumpet - Nick Barz
Tenor sax - Graeme Wallace
Snaggle is a 6 piece jazz fusion ensemble made entirely of graduates of the Humber College School of Contemporary Music. Heavily influenced by Snarky Puppy as well as a number of the great jazz fusion players, Snaggle features a repertoire of exciting, dynamic and entirely original material. This all-star line up of players, including one of the fastest drummers in the entire world, have all studied with many of Canada's greatest jazz masters and represent the next generation of Canadian talent.
Midcoast - www.midcoast.bandcamp.com
Guitar - Dan Rougeau
Drums - Sebastian Balk-Forcione
Keyboard - Nick Maclean
Upright Bass - Dave Haskett
Alto Sax - Andrew Racknor
Midcoast is a Toronto-based band that is rapidly emerging with a unique and original sound. Driven by influences derived from folk, jazz and funk, Midcoast attempts to bridge the gap between instrumental jazz music and folk aesthetics. Their goal is to appeal to a wide range of listeners, from music enthusiasts to people just looking for a night of good music.
Drifters Faith - www.reverbnation.com/driftersfaith
Andrew Phillips: Lead Vocalist/bass/back up guitar
Louis Perron: Electric Guitar
Nico Boog: Electric bass/mandolin/vocals.
Ben Mayo-Goldberg: Drumset
Drifter's Faith is a newly formed band from Montreal. Drifter's Faith started as just a duo with me (Louis) and Ben jamming from time to time, and on the occasion we would play with various bassists. We eventually met Nico Boog and thus we became a power trio. We used to frustrate ourselves by trying to sing and play at the same time, but after a while we decided to induct Andrew Phillips to sing. We are currently situated in Montreal and will be playing many shows in the Montreal region.