The Rising Few
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LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener.
Fresh off their appearance at The 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival, LowDown maintains a constant performing and touring schedule throughout North America. Recently performing with Dan Deacon at Lagunitas Beer Circus following an ambitious project titled “LowDown Sounds” that included a critically acclaimed cameo by Roy Ayers on the track "Everybody Loves The Sunshine." LowDown Brass is now set to begin the next chapter with the release of their 5th self-produced full length studio album "LowDown Breaks." This new offering steps deeper into refining their unique sound, combining the hip hop sound with multiple world music and jazz styles.
The Rising Few are a brass filled, contemporary, alternative rock band from Montreal with their own brand of ''Dark/Noir'' commonly compared to sounds of bands such as Interpol, Joy Division and Editors merged with Cat Empire and The E Street Band.
Cairo born Illustrator Karim Terouz fronts the ethnically divers band.His deep, powerful vocals command the crowd’s attention with its Cat Stevens piercing ring and it's alarming David Bowie waver.
André Galamba’s guitar riffs immediately remind us of Mark Knophler's uplifting, nostalgic tones.
The constant presence of trumpet player Remi Cormier also merges the up beat, post-rock vibe with catchy, big brass bands arrangements.
A wave of hypnotic, infectious feelings comes through the band’s socio-political oriented music as they deliver a heart wrenching, high energy, fully emotional rock show while trading solos that feel like good friends having a jam session.
Awards and Highlights:
-First place winners at Landmark Showcase Events (LME) 2013.
-Opened for ex members of April Wine Jerry Mercer and Gary Moffet 2015.
-Selected by CULT MTL, CMW and CHOM as top five acts of Montreal for Jim Beam's Make History Talent Search 2017.
-Selected for ''Discovery Series'' by Canadian Music Week 2017.
-First Place winners at Indie Week's Road to Indie Week Montreal 2017
-Selected by CULT MTL ,CHOM, CMW and Universal Music as top five acts of Montreal for Jim Beam's Make History Talent Search 2018.
-Opened for Egypt's Massar Egbari at Place Des Arts in Montreal and Barrymore's Music Hall in Ottawa 2018.
“If you can’t be safe, be spectacular” a phrase setting the tone for Mel Monaco, a Canadian singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist born in Northern, Ontario. Mel takes on the world and learns from every experience she has turning them into lyrical memories… which led her
to “These Are Just Suggestions” the second CD released April 2015. The release hosts “Single Again”- 2016 Niagara Music Award “Music Video Of The Year”. As an independent artist, Mel captured her fans by releasing the 2016 Mel Monaco Pin Up Calendar, the funding project for the music video.
Back with popular demand, the 2017 Mel Monaco Pin Up Calendar launched November 20th, 2017, also support of her latest single “Hold Me Back”. Following that Mel launched “Falling For The Third Time” Monaco’s full length album released in August 2017, followed by her 2018 Mel Monaco Motivational Pin Up Calendar supporting the next big video “Untameable” releasing February 3rd, 2018. Keep an eye and ear out for Mel Monaco in 2018. More music and more Mel Monaco.
Thu May 10 2018 8:00 PM Doors