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Izzy and the Prohibition

Izzy and the Prohibition (C150)

Formed in early 2014 from a collective of seasoned artists of the Moncton music scene, Izzy and the Prohibition got together to pursue their love for soul, blues and Motown music. Iz Ouellet (vocals), Danny Bourgeois (drummer), Chris Boulay (Bass), Christien Belliveau (guitar) and Joel Robichaud (Keys) had been waiting for a project like this to come along so that they could share their love for great artists and songs such as Bonnie Raitt, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Susan Tedeschi, Ray Charles, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Johnny Lang, to name a few. These sincere, hardworking, talented musicians will have you mesmerized, singing along, tapping your feet or dancing by the end of the night. All blues, Motown and soul music lovers should attend their show…a band you don’t want to miss!

Cy

Cy (C150)

Since September 2013, Cy has been mixing vocal harmonies and guitar strings to create sounds both modern and reminiscent of days past. With 3 guitars, mandolin, keyboards and 4 voices, this Acadian indy-folk prog band has taken to the road, in Canada and Europe, promoting their music with the wind in their backs and the sea in their suitcases. Jacques Blinn, Guyaume Boulianne and Eric Dow (from Nova Scotia), and Jacques Boudreau (from New Brunswick) are Cy. They have 1 EP (2014) and a full-length CD Deuxième Nation was released in 2016. “With our music, we combine the past and the present. We like to look in archives, found old songs or melodies, and modernise them. Either that or we look for stories in our neighbourhood in Nova Scotia, and we tell those stories in a song.”

The Backyard Devils

The Backyard Devils

The story of the Backyard Devils started about 5 years ago, when lead singer and lyricist Erik Arsenault decided to return to the East Coast after spending a few years out West. The roadtrip back proved to be much fruitful when the singer and his brother Rémi (vocals, bass) decided to start a dirty country and bluegrass band that would cater to the young and old. They recruited Chris Belliveau, a talented and highly demanded guitar player with a love for roots music and Dillon Robicheau, a seasoned bluegrass mandolin and banjo player out of Nova Scotia to help create the vision. With a swinging guitar rhythm, doghouse bass slaps, smashing guitar solos and lightning quick banjo and mandolin lines, The Backyard Devils managed to hammer down their own sound in an old fashion style, just like the brothers had planned. The self-titled album was released in May of 2011 was extremely well received and the Devils quickly became an instant party concert favorite. They were awarded three 2011 Music NB Awards (Emerging Artist, Country Album of the Year & Group Recording of the Year). They spent the following years raising hell with their foot stomping music all over Canada, the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, France and the US. They have released their second album, Honky Tonk Heartbreaker at the end of 2014.

Joey Robin Haché

Joey Robin Haché

Artist Joey Robin Haché is from Nigadoo on NB’s north shore. He figures now has one of the up –and-coming Acadian musical talent. He’s invested in different levels of the art scene and been on the stage for more than 8 years.  With a poetic folk-alternative-rock sound, Joey is not scared of the stage and gives a show that will makes you move and move you. Winner of different prices with is first album Repaver l’âme, and having toured around Canada and Europe, it’s with force that Joey Robin Haché released is second album Stigmates in November 2016. 

 

The Monoxides

The Monoxides

With one seven-inch single, two full-length albums and numerous EP’s under their belts, The Monoxides were formed in Moncton in 1988 by Steve Hickox (vocals, guitar) and Ken Kelley (drums). Bassist PJ Dunphy joined the band in 1990, followed by guitarist Derek Robichaud in 1991. Between 1995 and 1998, the band supported the likes of ZZ Top, Our Lady Peace, The Headstones and The Pursuit of Happiness, among many others, performing extensive cross-Canada tours in addition to introducing them to audiences through the United States and Mexico. Guitarist and vocalist Marco Rocca joined the group in 2003. The band is currently writing material for a new release.

Izzy and the Prohibition (C150)

Formed in early 2014 from a collective of seasoned artists of the Moncton music scene, Izzy and the Prohibition got together to pursue their love for soul, blues and Motown music. Iz Ouellet (vocals), Danny Bourgeois (drummer), Chris Boulay (Bass), Christien Belliveau (guitar) and Joel Robichaud (Keys) had been waiting for a project like this to come along so that they could share their love for great artists and songs such as Bonnie Raitt, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Susan Tedeschi, Ray Charles, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Johnny Lang, to name a few. These sincere, hardworking, talented musicians will have you mesmerized, singing along, tapping your feet or dancing by the end of the night. All blues, Motown and soul music lovers should attend their show…a band you don’t want to miss!

Cy

Cy (C150)

Since September 2013, Cy has been mixing vocal harmonies and guitar strings to create sounds both modern and reminiscent of days past. With 3 guitars, mandolin, keyboards and 4 voices, this Acadian indy-folk prog band has taken to the road, in Canada and Europe, promoting their music with the wind in their backs and the sea in their suitcases. Jacques Blinn, Guyaume Boulianne and Eric Dow (from Nova Scotia), and Jacques Boudreau (from New Brunswick) are Cy. They have 1 EP (2014) and a full-length CD Deuxième Nation was released in 2016. “With our music, we combine the past and the present. We like to look in archives, found old songs or melodies, and modernise them. Either that or we look for stories in our neighbourhood in Nova Scotia, and we tell those stories in a song.”

The Backyard Devils

The Backyard Devils

The story of the Backyard Devils started about 5 years ago, when lead singer and lyricist Erik Arsenault decided to return to the East Coast after spending a few years out West. The roadtrip back proved to be much fruitful when the singer and his brother Rémi (vocals, bass) decided to start a dirty country and bluegrass band that would cater to the young and old. They recruited Chris Belliveau, a talented and highly demanded guitar player with a love for roots music and Dillon Robicheau, a seasoned bluegrass mandolin and banjo player out of Nova Scotia to help create the vision. With a swinging guitar rhythm, doghouse bass slaps, smashing guitar solos and lightning quick banjo and mandolin lines, The Backyard Devils managed to hammer down their own sound in an old fashion style, just like the brothers had planned. The self-titled album was released in May of 2011 was extremely well received and the Devils quickly became an instant party concert favorite. They were awarded three 2011 Music NB Awards (Emerging Artist, Country Album of the Year & Group Recording of the Year). They spent the following years raising hell with their foot stomping music all over Canada, the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, France and the US. They have released their second album, Honky Tonk Heartbreaker at the end of 2014.

Izzy and the Prohibition

Izzy and the Prohibition (C150)

Formed in early 2014 from a collective of seasoned artists of the Moncton music scene, Izzy and the Prohibition got together to pursue their love for soul, blues and Motown music. Iz Ouellet (vocals), Danny Bourgeois (drummer), Chris Boulay (Bass), Christien Belliveau (guitar) and Joel Robichaud (Keys) had been waiting for a project like this to come along so that they could share their love for great artists and songs such as Bonnie Raitt, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Susan Tedeschi, Ray Charles, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Johnny Lang, to name a few. These sincere, hardworking, talented musicians will have you mesmerized, singing along, tapping your feet or dancing by the end of the night. All blues, Motown and soul music lovers should attend their show…a band you don’t want to miss!

Cy

Cy (C150)

Since September 2013, Cy has been mixing vocal harmonies and guitar strings to create sounds both modern and reminiscent of days past. With 3 guitars, mandolin, keyboards and 4 voices, this Acadian indy-folk prog band has taken to the road, in Canada and Europe, promoting their music with the wind in their backs and the sea in their suitcases. Jacques Blinn, Guyaume Boulianne and Eric Dow (from Nova Scotia), and Jacques Boudreau (from New Brunswick) are Cy. They have 1 EP (2014) and a full-length CD Deuxième Nation was released in 2016. “With our music, we combine the past and the present. We like to look in archives, found old songs or melodies, and modernise them. Either that or we look for stories in our neighbourhood in Nova Scotia, and we tell those stories in a song.”

The Backyard Devils

The Backyard Devils

The story of the Backyard Devils started about 5 years ago, when lead singer and lyricist Erik Arsenault decided to return to the East Coast after spending a few years out West. The roadtrip back proved to be much fruitful when the singer and his brother Rémi (vocals, bass) decided to start a dirty country and bluegrass band that would cater to the young and old. They recruited Chris Belliveau, a talented and highly demanded guitar player with a love for roots music and Dillon Robicheau, a seasoned bluegrass mandolin and banjo player out of Nova Scotia to help create the vision. With a swinging guitar rhythm, doghouse bass slaps, smashing guitar solos and lightning quick banjo and mandolin lines, The Backyard Devils managed to hammer down their own sound in an old fashion style, just like the brothers had planned. The self-titled album was released in May of 2011 was extremely well received and the Devils quickly became an instant party concert favorite. They were awarded three 2011 Music NB Awards (Emerging Artist, Country Album of the Year & Group Recording of the Year). They spent the following years raising hell with their foot stomping music all over Canada, the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, France and the US. They have released their second album, Honky Tonk Heartbreaker at the end of 2014.