Living the Dream!!
Next Tuesday November 26th I get to realize one of my lifetime dreams of getting up on stage to incarnate the music of one of the best songwriters of all time, the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.
I feel truly lucky and honored that I will be able to do this in the company of some of Montreal’s finest musicians. Almost every day I count my lucky stars that I have been fortunate enough to put together the group of guys that I am currently working with. In addition to core Hurricane members Al Isler, Peter X, Fred Bouchard, and Marcel Anicic, we are extremely happy to be working with Dave Lines who will once again be holding down the keys with us. Dave is a veteran of the Montreal music scene and fronts his own awesome band, A Devil’s Din. Also joining us from D.D will be drummer Dominique Hemalas, coming onboard at the last minute to help us out for this show. And it wouldn’t be a proper Springsteen shows without our very own Big Man, Vincent Stephen Ong on saxaphone.
And then there are the special guests. Last month we were blown away to have Colin Moore join us for our Tom Petty tribute, and this month we are once again truly humbled by the response from the local artistic community. For this edition of the residency we will be joined by no less than three of the most talented songwriters and performers on the local scene. If you haven’t hear of Frank Makak, Seb Black, or Michael Mooney than I urge you to check them out. If you’re already familiar with their work, then next Tuesday is a great opportunity to see them in a unique setting playing a mix of originals and Springsteen tracks.
Bistro de Paris
A note on the venue. Bistro de Paris is probably the sweetest, least pretentious place to see a real rock and roll show on the Plateau these days. They have a great jukebox, cheap-ass big bottles of beer, and a friendly staff that keeps the party going all night long.
Last month’s residency was probably the most fun I’ve had all year, and for next Tuesday we are upping the ante once again.
We’re going to be raging hard: won’t you come join us?