Friday, January 12, 2018

Sweating Bullets is a band from Rigaud, Quebec, that plays classic blues songs in their own interpretation from such legends as BB King, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Lowell Fulson and others. Band members include Andy Gloor on organ and piano, Kashif Chaudhry on guitar, Patricia Ouellet on lead vocals, Bernard Brie on bass, and Karlheinz Schuler on drums and vocals. All have numerous years of stage experience and have worked on multiple music projects before coming together as Sweating Bullets.

Lara Antebi is a singer-songwriter and saxophone-piano-guitar enthusiast from Montreal. She released her most recent album, Skin Collection, in July 2017, featuring fresh vocals and drawing upon rock, folk, jazz and classical influences. Often likened to Paul McCartney and Carole King, she captivates listeners with her soaring melodies and her honest and evocative lyrics. The mood is sometimes nostalgic, sometimes playful, but she always draws you in with her raw spirit and her colorful cast of characters. More at www.laraantebi.com.

Recipient of the 2017 French Artist Stingray Rising Star Award, Guillaume Jabbour (Lachute, QC.) and Bill Collier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) are two of the founding members of Jabbour. Having played in various bands prior (Grouyan Gombo, Les Perroquets, Pat Loiselle Mambo Combo, Fouttiyayaille), they combined their creative abilities forming a project focused on original works. Walking the line that often separates Canada’s two solitudes is what drives Jabbour’s songwriting. Expect dramatic waltzes, tales reminiscent of Quebec chansonniers, swinging rhythm and toe-tapping two-steps.