St. Lucia  +Gold Fields  +Propofol

Greenland et Evenko présente

Billets en pré-vente au Divan Orange


Even in the urban wilds of Brooklyn, there may be no one else like Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia. Originally from Johannesberg, St. Lucia grew up performing with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School. When the choir wasn't traveling - they toured Japan, Australia, Europe and more - they stayed in an enclave tucked in the South African mountains, learning everything from Bach to minimalist opera. A young musician could hardly find better training. But musically, St Lucia's heart lay elsewhere, and South Africa was full of other rhythms. "My mom says I used to sing along to Michael Jackson," he says - an ordinary anecdote, until he adds, "when I was an infant." As a young teenager, he started to feel that he'd had his fill of classical, and it felt like an epiphany when he discovered the direct emotionality of pop. Eventually, he left the creative "small pond" of South Africa for England, where he spent three years studying music in Liverpool. St. Lucia's journey ended - as so many journeys do - in New York City, where he started working on the tracks that would ultimately turn into his self titled debut release on Neon Gold. The atmospheric quality of St. Lucia's electronic pop is powerful, with the musician's global travels and history of secret hideaways effortlessly passed onto the audience through his dreamy, shimmering synths.

Montréal, 2009, Marie-Anne ARSENAULT et Jonathan GAGNE, chacun musicien averti, se rencontrent et se trouvent. Ensemble, ils veulent écrire, composer et jouer, elle à la basse et au chant, lui à la batterie. Leur idée ? Offrir une musique rock puissante et rageuse sous-tendue par des nappes électroniques, où l’emphase serait mise sur les textures sonores des claviers. Un an plus tard, le groupe s’élargit pour arriver à sa forme mature avec la venue d’Anh PHUNG, claviériste aguerrie originaire de Vancouver. Son jeu si particulier et ses emprunts à la flûte traversière colorent le son de Propofol pour lui donner cette sonorité reconnaissable parmi toute. « La Révélation pop-rock du MEG 2011 » prend toute son ampleur sur scène : leur complicité à jouer ensemble y éclate et leur énergie devient contagieuse. Compositions. Marie-Anne Arsenault (bass, vocals), Jonathan Gagné (drums) and Anh Phung (keyboards, traverse flute, vocals) produce stand-out live performances known for their complexity and unbridled passion.