Quinn Bachand's Brishen | Zigue
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3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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With a tight grasp on the music that embraces the swing tradition, Quinn Bachand's Brishen takes audiences on an inventive quest which, through technical virtuosity, brings together a spellbinding range of musical history to reinvent the categories of swing jazz, pop and country, celebrating the music of the ‘30s, up to and including the ‘60s. Quinn is able to create a space where virtuosity meets vibe, leaving audiences with a sense of jubilance and nostalgia.
A natural musician, the twenty three year old is invested of both body and soul in his quest for musical perfection in many facets. A seasoned and versatile performer, he’s been a professional musician since he was 11, and is considered one of Canada’s top Celtic guitarists. In addition to touring and performing with artists such as Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster, as well as with sister Qristina, Quinn fronts his own stellar gypsy swing ensemble, Brishen, and is a member of various outfits including the Grammy nominated, Kittel & Co.
Quinn has toured across Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia performing at major folk, jazz, Celtic and gypsy jazz festivals. He has won two Irish Music Awards and an Independent Music Award and has been nominated for eleven Canadian Folk Music Awards and four Western Canadian Music Awards. Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Quinn recently completed his B.A. on a full-ride Presidential Scholarship at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music. He is currently based in Montreal.
“He has the depth and maturity to match his unending virtuosity on the guitar” - John Jorgenson (Elton John, Tommy Emmanuel, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Hank Williams Jr., Barbra Streisand, Luciano Pavarotti, Roy Orbison, Patty Loveless, Michael Nesmith, John Prine, and Bonnie Raitt).
Since 1992, Claude Méthé (fiddle, vocals) and Dana Whittle (guitar, vocals, foot percussion) have performed, composed and shared everything, both in music and in life. Zigue reflects their common love for the Québécois trad-inspired music they make together every day. Both are dynamic singers and prolific composers. Claude’s raw, emotional voice and virtuoso fiddling is seamlessly matched to the accompaniment of his partner, herself a rhythmic and vocal powerhouse. Together, they deliver the kind of magic that is the hallmark of musical families.
Born in Québec City, fiddler-singer Méthé has been an integral part of the traditional music world in Québec for more than thirty years. A self-taught fiddler, he was a founding member of the legendary Le Rêve du Diable, a group often credited with singlehandedly reviving interest in traditional Québécois music. Well-known for his work with a range of popular traditional bands, his impressive repertoire of traditional songs contains gems from Manitoba, Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes.
Composer, singer, guitarist, bassist and foot percussionist, Dana offers a taste of the unique cultural mélange of her New England folk roots and her experience as an American transplanted into the heart of the traditional Québécois music scene. While most often seen with the band Dendelion, trio Mil, or with Méthé, she is a singer and composer in her own right with an original repertoire of songs in English and in French.
They live in the tiny village of Ste-Béatrix, in Lanaudière, the heart of what is arguably the hotbed of traditional Québécois music, home to La Bottine Souriante, Les Charbonniers, Hommage aux Aînés and the Festival Mémoire et Racines.
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