Be Astronaut was formed in October 2009 from the union between drummer Pascal Beauregard and singer Guillaume Théroux. The band started along with bassist Simon Desmarais, who stuck with the band until April 2011. Pascal and Guillaume then decided to pursue with a new bassist since Simon, a company owner in Montréal, was too busy with work.
Louis St-Onge then joined the ranks. The bass virtuoso certainly brought his touch to the band’s live performances.
RADIO AND TV APPEARANCES
Since the band’s birth, we spent a good year and a half trying to forge our identity and building our live background. The turning point was at the beginning of 2010, when we recorded our first 4-track EP in February and gave live performances on a Musique Plus show in March, the Montréal equivalent for MTV.
During the same period, one of our songs (Adolf Storms) got on air on CHOM 97.7, the biggest rock station in the province of Québec.
From that point, Be Astronaut was able to play on important stages in Montréal such as Le National and Club Soda, in contests, and was invited to give a live performance at the Rogers Cup men’s tennis event, at Uniprix Stadium in August.
SEAN PAUL AND DOWN WITH WEBSTER
Summer 2012 ended at Le Vieux-Port de Montréal with the Coca-Cola Block Party, with premium artists Sean Paul and Down With Webster for a gigantic show in front of thousands. The gig was hosted by MuchMusic.
What differentiates Be Astronaut from other rock bands is that we believe in our material. Our songs do possess soul and emotion, and that is carried on stage, at every show.