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Amelie et les Singes Bleus -9:30pm
February 1 /9:30 pm February 2 /12:00 am
Amélie Lefebvre & Les Singes Bleus: Rizaldo Padilla, Beth Washburn, Rachel Melas, Tim Shia (replacing Brad Hart, who plays on the new album ENTRE NOUS)
ALSB is a band that is hard to put a label on. Following the momentum of their critically acclaimed debut album À lʼétage des funambules (2012), ALSB continues to delight and confound with their new album Entre Nous. Do you enjoy French cabaret jazz-country-ska-mariachi-swingtorch-Motown-samba-rock and roll-trip hop? Does that even make sense? When you listen to Entre Nous, the answer is a resounding “oui”. The fact is, ALSB is not concerned with such limiting concepts as genre – they simply go where their musical curiosity takes them. Embarking on a hoedown or reciting a musical recipe, giving hommage to Leonard Cohen or to Felix Leclerc, be prepared to travel with them beyond borders and oceans. Cutting their musical teeth on Toronto’s club scene, ALSB fused back in 2007, and built a following reinterpreting French classic as seen through a kaleidoscope of other influences. Edith Piaf sitting in with a slow jam rhythm section, Jacque Brel having a bar brawl with Tom Waits… this is the sound that the band has been celebrated for – and won awards for, including the prestigious Coup De Foudre 2012 and recently, Coup de coeur des Médias Trille Or 2017. It is a sound that has thrilled audiences across Canada. It is their unique take on French classics made up the bulk of their repertoire, until Avec Toi was their breakout single. Bolstered by that song’s success, ALSB have set out to flex their compositional muscles on the brand new Entre Nous.