Nous sommes les Patenteux

So a couple of weeks ago someone I know alerted me to the fact that our song “Sleepwalking” was played on the Radio-Canada program “C’est bien meilleur le matin“. This is essentially the equivalent to Daybreak on Montreal’s CBC Radio 1.

It turns out one of the hosts, Philippe Marcoux, read last month’s article in the Montreal Gazette, sought us out, and liked our music. Go figure.

Among the highlights of the conversation about us on the program was what is now the official translation of “The Jimmyriggers”. En français, nous sommes les Patenteux!

Well, not really. We’ll still go by the english name. But at least now we have a way of describing in french what exactly a Jimmyrigger is.

You can listen to the whole thing here (fast forward to the 22-minue mark):

C’est bien meilleur le matin

Have a great week everybody!



Ottawa & Toronto: You’re Next

Our show this past Saturday at O Patro Vys was a success, from the first breath of Sarah Jane Scouten‘s opening set, to the final growl of our Steel Workers’ tribute in the encore. There are many people we would like to thank, but it’s late, and I’m tired, and I’m afraid I’d forget someone …

But briefly, thank you to O Patro Vys for hosting us, Boreale for sponsoring us, Ben Palmai for recording us, and CTV News, the Montreal Gazette, CJLO, and all of the media for promoting us and the show.

But most importantly, thank YOU for attending. By the way, did you see the review in the Gazette? It was very positive. Read it here.

If you enjoy our concerts, tell your friends and family in Ottawa and Toronto that we will be visiting them soon. Here are the details:

Thursday March 29th | Elmdale House Tavern | Ottawa

The Elmdale House Tavern is one of our favourite venues in all of Canada (at least in the cities and towns we’ve been to so far). Ottawa’s music scene is alive and well and the Elmdale is one of the reasons for its resurgence.

We will be sharing the bill with local band Still Winter Hills. Go check ’em out.

Friday April 20th | Silver Dollar | Toronto

It’s been nearly a year since we played in Toronto, and we’re happy to be returning to a venue that’s a little bigger and a little closer to downtown, the Silver Dollar Room on Spadina.

Even better than that, we get to share the stage again with our friend Lee Mellor. All signs point to this being a show not to be missed. So spread the word!

Have a great week everybody!