VENDREDI 1 JUILLET 2016
THE STEADY SWAGGER

It’s not like Primus, Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello drinking whiskey in a Tim Burton Film!

As soon as they get going, so does their hungry public. For the past six years The Steady Swagger have been crafting their unique style of folk storytelling grounded by a solid rock & roll foundation. They play a deft melange of high octane theatrical folk music punctuated by surf/prog rock, jazz and pirate shanties. Montreal’s charismatic power trio have a voracious drive, and it’s quite the spectacle. Stillness and mayhem. Waltzes and mosh pits. Roaring shouts and sing-alongs. It’s a potent mixture of festive and dark, comforting and angry, comical and dramatic. It’s rugged, charismatic, finely distilled and ferociously fun.

Whiskybillie They broke a branch off the 'ol folk tree, whittled away the bark and called it a Whiskeybillie stick. Take the growling voice of a proud Viking, the charm of a seasoned storyteller, the dramatic flair of a lumberjack and the fevered energy of a sailor, add those ingredients into a barrel to ferment and the end result would be nothing short of The Steady Swagger's self defined style of Whiskeybillie; rugged, charismatic and aggressively fun. It is folk rock that weaves effortlessly through the sounds of gypsy punk, jazz, waltz rhythms, sea shanties, uplifting minor keys and hip-hop, all the while maintaining a consistent unified sound. The Steady Swagger is a power trio that has risen through the underbelly of Montreal's dirty folk scene to become the worlds finest Whiskeybillie purveyor. Their live shows have progressively become more of an energetic experience shared between the performers and the audience. Their ability to break down the walls that restrain men and women from moving their bodies and hollering out has been tried, tested and true. Common sights at their shows include, but not limited to, smiling lips, swinging hips, stomping feet, sweaty hair, surfing bodies and booze.