/// DAVID SIMARD (QC) ///
Described as an avant-garde folk-singer, David Simard has a tongue inside the ears of music lovers across Canada and abroad. Relentless touring, performances with Timber Timbre and Half Moon Run, and a wonderful festival response followed the release of his debut full-length, « Slower, Lower » in October of 2011.
The opening track, « Memory Box » was recently picked up by French actor/director, Yvan Attal, for use in his newest film « Do Not Disturb », featuring Charlotte Gainsbourg.
« A first-class self-produced album well above the average of what the labels are taking on. » (Voir Magazine).
With Simard’s “contemporary ballads situated somewhere between country, folk and jazz » (Montreal Mirror),
“Slower, Lower collects praise wherever he goes.” (BangBang).
/// OWEN STEEL (CA) ///
Owen’s latest full length release, Time Machine Blues, was quietly released on CD/LP in June of 2013 and included stops at such prestigious events as the Halifax Jazz Festival (NS) all the way up to the Dawson City Music Festival (YT). Featuring a multitude of musician friends known as ‘The Sad Turns’, the songs on TMB are loose, rickety, dark, imaginative, fun, and at times sad as hell.