LES HAY BABIES
Canada 150 Performance Series
LES HAY BABIES In the past year, Vivianne Roy moved to Montreal to debut her solo project, Laura Sauvage; Julie Aubé returned to the New-Brunswick countryside where she grew up; alongside Katrine Noël, they opened up a little vintage boutique in their own
part of town.
In the past year, the Hay Babies almost took a break : some time for their own individual bliss and for their own projects ; some time to re-balance. And some time to find themselves - and start working on a second album.
For this new record, through a quick allusion to amateur filmmaker Rogers Normandin, eponymous movie, they swapped banjo and ukulele for electric guitar and bass. Thus, Mico Roy (guitar), Marc-André Belliveau (drums) and Kevin McIntyre (bass and keys), their trusty New Brunswick native accomplices, alongside producer (and non-New-Brunswick native) Pierre-Guy Blanchard, took to the studio, no tricks, no fuss. The process resulted in 13 new tracks, each with its unique tone, and including eight written during an intensive week in Rawdon during the winter of 2016.
They are not a country girl band. They are the Hay Babies Period.
After winnings at Accro de la chansonof the Fédération des jeunes francophones of New Brunswick in 2009 and 2010, the musicians received the highest honours at the 2013 Francouvertes and took home tens of awards at Festival Vue sur la relève. Since then, they have been gathering up awards and nominations, including 3 at the Gala de l’ADISQ of 2014 as well as being honoured with the Prix Édith-Butler du Gala des mérites de la SPACQ (Société professionnelle desauteurs et compositeurs du Québec) in 2014, and being named the French Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. The following year, My Homesick Heart was crowned the Francophone Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards.
In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, this performance is part of Atlantic Presenters Association's 'Canada 150 Performance Series' in partnership with RADARTS (Réseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scène).
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.
See video here: https://youtu.be/yuWChhUcRGw
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Reserved seating tickets:
$25.00 plus HST
Tickets also available from the following outlets:
Jean Coutu 438 Coverdale Road,Riverview
Sobeys 1160 Findlay Blvd, Riverview
Frank's Music 245 Carson Drive,Moncton