Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Rayannah + Raveen
Quai des Brumes | 4481 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2J 2L2
Doors 9:00 PM | Show 10:00 PM
Free entrance for M for Montréal Pro and media pass holders.
PRENSENTED BY INDIE MONTREAL
Rayannah's singular voice rises in layers, creating music from scratch. Running vocals through loop pedals, the bilingual artist bends noise into music and draws listeners into her world. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Rayannah has taken her pedals across Canada, to the West Coast of the US, and to Europe.
Boxcar Lullabies, Rayannah's first recording as a solo artist, was released in May of 2015. The EP blends her melodies with the indelible sounds of delicate strings, distorted whispers, pulled-apart pianos, passing trains, and a choir of double basses. Live, Rayannah recreates these soundscapes by looping her voice, breath, synths and percussion. Her finely-honed lyrics in French and English ring above dense sonic textures, drawing from her experiences both dark and sweet.
This fall, Rayannah takes a break from recording her next album to play a few intimate dates and premiere some new material. Whether opening for Esperanza Spalding or Coeur de pirate, playing the main stage at Yonge & Dundas Square, fronting her band and string section, or performing alone on stage, Rayannah shares something intricate, raw and intimate all at once.
Raveen is a band situated at the crossroads of acoustic and electronic music traditions, with emotional and organic songwriting augmented by modern production and sound design.
Drawing from a diverse spectrum of influences across the worlds of Pop, Jazz, R&B, Electroacoustic and Electronic music, the Montreal-based collaboration of vocalist/producer Eric Seguin, bassist/producer Stokely Diamantis and drummer Peter Colantonio has been performing their distinctively dynamic and captivating live shows since 2015.
Their debut full-length “Always” was released on July 28th 2017 via So Sorry Records. The record marks their foray into more subdued, lush songwriting and a grandiose approach to arrangement with orchestral strings, choir work and field recording adding depth to the trio's core palette of keys/bass/drums/electronics.