Artists/Artistes

Andy Brown
Andy Brown Acoustic at Mod Squad IIThree-time International Songwriting Competition Finalist, and official Taylor Guitars artist, Andy Brown has emerged a must-see performer on the Canadian and International music scene. With music featured on ABC/NBC, and iTunes chart topping success, Brown’s latest release ‘Tinman’ (2013) features co-writes with some of Canada’s most renowned songwriters. www.andybrown.ca
3 avril/April 3 – vitrine Export Buyers Showcase – 2:30PM/14 h 30
4 avril/April 4Scène MNB Stage22 h 15/10:15 PM
5 avril/ April 5 – Scène Ticketpro Pop/Rock Stage – 8PM/20 h

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Becka deHaan

Becka deHaan’s debut cd earned a 2011 ECMA nomination. Her following 2012 Christmas cd got a rave review from the CBC’s Bob Mersereau, and deHaan anticipates its further success. www.beckadehaan.com
6 avril/April 6 – Gospel Brunch – 12:30PM/ 12 h 30

David Myles
David Myles’ new double album, In the Nighttime, showcases two sides of his musical personality – sultry crooner and energetic showman. Disc One is a full-length album brimming with vintage pop songs and romantic folk ballads. Disc Two is a six-song EP of contemporary, beat-laden tracks produced by hip hop artist Classified. One is the soundtrack for your dinner party, while the other gets the dance party started. David’s “Inner Ninja” co-write with Classified in 2013 for the rapper’s self-titled album has gone on to win a Juno for Rap Recording of the Year, two MMVAs, and is the best selling rap single in Canadian history. David and Classified performed on the Juno Awards show and the MMVAs, both broadcast live to international audiences. With extensive touring across Canada and internationally, Myles’ flawless musicianship and unforgettable stories have made him a fan favourite everywhere. – 3 avril/April 3 – CBC Presents “Musical Heroes”

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In Dreams is a 2-piece electro-pop project, and one of the east coast’s most successful groups you’ve never heard of. By pairing ethereal vocals with articulated EDM, In Dreams’ mission is to create experimental electronic to be appreciated and enjoyed by a wide demographic. www.indreamsband.com
4 avril/April 4Scène MNB Stage23 h 45/11:45PM
6 avril/April 6 – Rap/Hip Hop/Electronic Stage – 12:30AM/ 0 h 30

Jessica Rhaye
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A deep sense of warmth and comfort permeates Far Gone Lullabies, the fourth album by Canadian singer-songwriter Jessica Rhaye. The stunning collection showcases Jessica’s soaring, winsome vocals, as well as her versatile songwriting, including co-writes with Canadian indie staples such as Ron Sexsmith and Royal Wood. www.jessicarhaye.com
4 avril/ April 4 – Scène MNB Stage –
21 h 30/9:30PM
5 avril/April 5 – SAC Bluebird North Showcase – 3:15PM/15 h 15

Jimmy Lingley
Bold, stylish & smart, Jimmy’s is pop music with an edge. A Galaxie Rising Star finalist and MNB Award nominee for 2013, Lingley continues to cement his reputation as one of the east coast’s most exciting new talents, becoming a noted singer, songwriter and performer all by the age of 20. http://jimmylingley.com/
5 avril/April 5Scène MNB Stage20 h/8PM

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Nordique. Apprenti-Monctonien. Plein-Acadien. Argot-chiaco-franco-joual. Folk rock alternatif. Y chante des tounes malpropres, mais vraies. Ça parle de ce qui l’entoure, de ce qui le tourmentent, de ce qui le définit. www.joeyrobinhache.com
4 avril/April 4 – Scène MNB Stage – 20 h/8PM

John Boulay Blues Quartet
Le John Boulay Blues Quartet offre un blues solide et électrifiant suivant la tradition des groupes tels qu’Offenbach et la sainte trinité des Kings : B.B., Albert et Freddie. Sur scène, le quatuor est plein de fougue, à la fois passionné et animé. Titres originaux et classiques du blues, en français et dans la langue de Shakespeare, font partie de leur répertoire.

John Boulay Blues Quartet plays a mean and electrifying blues inspired by Offenbach and the holy Kings Trinity: B.B., Albert & Freddie. With a mix of original tunes and old favourites, in French and English, they are a force to be reckoned with on stage.  http://johnboulaybluesquartet.bandcamp.com
3 avril/April – Scène RBC Breakout Stage – 6:40PM/ 18 h 40

JONAH_HACHEJonah Haché
Loopbased, indie-dance musician Jonah Haché grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick Canada. With a college background in Digital Audio from CATAC, the music he currently creates is progressive, catchy, dancy and silly. His show contains nonsensical lyrics and jokes and his music is backed up by projection images and sound reactive lights. Haché’s been known in the past for playing groups such as punk-rock group The Motorleague, metal-funk group Something Delicious and the acid-jazz band Les Paiens. http://www.jonahhache.com/
5 avril/April 5Scène MNB Stage20 h 45/8:45 PM

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Award winning Kendra has been quietly crunching out fat guitar licks, writing terribly addictive songs, creating a unique rock-duet style that rock radio adores, and focusing herself on getting ready to take on the music industry along with her drummer Warren Beattey. She has paired with Canadian indie rock darling Chris Colepaugh to produce her new album. www.kendragale.com
3 avril/April 3 – KENT Blues Stage – 8PM/ 20 h
5 avril/April 5
Scène MNB Stage – 22 h 15/10:15PM

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La Virée
Depuis 2001, La Virée en a fait swinger des gens! Le groupe a joué d’un océan à l’autre ainsi qu’en France et en Suisse. Outre ses propres compositions, La Virée propose un répertoire varié de musique acadienne, québécoise et bretonne, le tout accompagné de quelques reels de violon. Le succès d’une soirée est assuré avec La Virée! www.laviree.com

Since 2001, La Virée has made many people dance! They have performed throughout Canada, France and Switzerland. In addition to original material, the band also plays Acadian, Quebec, and Breton music. Add some fiddle to this joyful mix and you have all the ingredients for a successful party! www.laviree.com
5 avril/April 5 – Export Buyers Showcase – 3PM / 15 h
5 avril/April 5 – Soirée Franco Est – 20 h 25/8:25PM

Lina Boudreau

Avec cinq albums, des spectacles aux quatre coins de la planète et de nombreuses participations au cinéma, Lina Boudreau s’est mérité une place au sein de la communauté artistique francophone. La comparaison est bien choisie : Lina est comme un bon vin qui prend de la force au fil des années.

Lina Boudreau has carved out a key role in the francophone musical scene with five albums and shows across the world. She has even taken part in numerous productions for the silver screen. The analogy is well chosen: Lina is like a fine wine that gains depth and strength over the years. www.linaboudreau.com
3 avril/April 3 – Scène Ticketpro Pop/Rock Stage
5 avril/April 5 – Soirée Franco Est

Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
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Avec leur rock musclé parfois planant aux sonorités classiques/psychédelique, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, prennent d’assaut la scène avec leur prestance scénique remarquable. Composé de 5 musiciens talentueux incluant un étonnant chanteur principal, le groupe a su conquérir le cœur et les oreilles de multiples publics et de plusieurs journalistes au Canada et en France. www.leshotessesdhilaire.com

With a first album launched in 2013 and a second one in the works, over a hundred shows in Canada and in France under their belt, topped off with rave reviews: Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire are off to a good pretty start! With a solid rock sound, sometimes soaring, sometimes pulling on classic/psychedelic, les Hôtesses take the stage by storm with energy and charisma. www.leshotessesdhilaire.com
3 avril/April 3 – Slaight Music Rising Star Showcase
5 avril/April 5Scène MNB Stage – 0 h 30/12:30AM
5 avril/April 5 – Soirée Franco Est
6 avril/April 6 – Eastlink East Coast Music Awards Gala

Les jeunes d’Asteure
Lesjeunesdasteure_red« Une belle bunch de malfaisants! » – sentiment que plusieurs éprouveront à la suite d’une première rencontre avec Les Jeunes d’Asteure. Forgé par la chaleur infernale du 15 août 2012, dans le vide interstellaire matérialisé entre la performance de Raymond Savoie à Bouctouche et le spectacle Acadie Rock à Moncton, on raconte que le groupe était destiné à répondre à une esthétique acadienne contemporaine. http://lesjeunesdasteure.bandcamp.com
5 avril/April 5Scène MNB Stage – 1 h 15/1:15AM

Les Païens
paiensLes Païens have been able to bring instrumental loop based jazz/rock to audiences throughout eastern Canada and Europe. They don’t compromise, and have been presenting their original style with confidence since 1994. They navigate the fine line between challenging the audience and making their music accessible through strong melodies, infectious grooves and high caliber musicianship. www.paiens.com

Quintette instrumental s’inspirant du rock/jazz/loop-groove. Huit albums de leur actif, l’écoute subjective, l’écoute presque métaphysique chez les Païens se manifeste naturellement sur scène. Au cours des dernières années, ceux qui décrivent leur produit artistique comme étant du rock/jazz/loop-groove ont toujours tenté de rejoindre les foules avec leurs créations aux sonorités cuivrées, électriques et rythmées, qui sortent des chemins battus. www.paiens.com
4 avril/April 4 – Scène KENT Jazz Stage –
6 avril/April 6 Scène MNB Stage – o h 30/12:30AM

Maxime McGraw
MaximeMcGrawPressOriginaire de Tracadie-Sheila (N.-B.), Maxime McGraw a fait ses classes dans divers concours et spectacles avant de lancer un premier album folk pop en 2013. Deux extraits se sont même retrouvés au sommet du Top 150 de l’ADISQ! Dans le cadre de sa première tournée, Maxime a offert plus de 70 spectacles d’un océan à l’autre.

Originally from Tracadie-Sheila, NB, Maxime McGraw got his performing chops by taking part of several contests and shows before releasing a first folk pop album in 2013. Two singles reached l’ADISQ’s top 150 charts! During his first tour, he presented more than 70 shows from Coast to Coast.  www.maximemcgraw.com
5 avril/April 5 – Soirée Franco Est

Mike Biggar
MikeBiggar-ECMA-redMulti-award-winning artist Mike Biggar serves up powerful, punchy country rock anthems. Generous helpings of addictive hooks and clever writing mingle with a signature powerful showmanship, honest delivery and disarming humour. His latest release FEELS LIKE NOW (Sept 2013 Busted Flat Records) features a robust collection of original songs including co-writes with Canadian country star Chris Cummings and Nashville writer extraordinaire Larry Wayne Clark. Singles are charting on country radio across Canada, and national touring is set for spring and summer 2014. Solidifying his place as a soulful country roots rocker, Biggar has become a sought-after tour and festival performer on Canada’s East Coast, with national touring set for Spring 2014. www.mikebiggar.com
3 avril/April 3 – Cavendish Beach Music Festival Country/AmeriCanada Stage
4 avril/April 4Scène MNB Stage – 23 h/11PM

Photo taken by Brody Leblanc (2013)

Photo taken by Brody Leblanc (2013)

Motherhood
Motherhood is a 3-piece art rock & roll band from Fredericton, NB. They are members of the Shifty Bits Cult and have recently released an LP, Diamonds & Gold. motherhoodmusic.bandcamp.com
5 avril/April 5Scène MNB Stage – 23 h 45 / 11:45PM

Ross Neilsen
ross_neilsen_clr-200x300Canada’s hardest working blues rock musician, Ross Neilsen, does it right. He’s taking strong, timeless material to the place that matters: The People. Six Years, over 1000 shows and more than half a million kilometers traveled. Proving hard work pays off Neilsen has been honored with a nomination for Best New Artist at The Maple Blues Awards in 2010, two Rising Star nominations from CBC, back to back Blues Album of the Year nominations from the East Coast Music Association, a win for Best Blues Recording for Redemption at the 2010 MusicNB awards, a semifinalist in the solo/duo category at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in 2012 and most recently Five nominations from Music New Brunswick including Album of the year, best group and best rock recording for RESURRECTION and Best Blues Recording as well as Best male solo Recording for THE SHACK UP SESSIONS. He is a real, old-school kind of artist. Write. Tour. Record. Tour. Repeat. www.rossneilsen.com
3 avril/April 3 – KENT Blues Stage

Ryan LeBlanc

Ryan LeBlanc Semaine MNB Week 2013 Photo: Michael Hawkinswww.michaelhawkins.ca

Ryan LeBlanc
Semaine MNB Week 2013
Photo: Michael Hawkinswww.michaelhawkins.ca

LeBlanc’s music fuses together choice elements of jazz, blues, and world music to create a driving, rhythmic, highly melodic brand of acoustic music that manages to both stimulate and calm you at the same time. His highly original material has many shades, colours, textures, and moods, and each piece has a distinct personality and character of its own Ryan LeBlanc is an ECMA award winning solo multi-instrumentalist from St Andrews NB. Some of the most exciting acoustic music to come out of the East Coast of this country in recent years has flowed from the nimble fingers and exceedingly creative mind of multi-instrumentalist Ryan LeBlanc. Ryan has been a hit regionally, nationally and internationally whether it be in small intimate house concert settings, in front of hundreds in European theatres or thousands at the Montreal Jazz Festival audiences are always craning their necks to see just what exactly it is he does with his guitar or banjo.
4 avril/April 4 – Warner Music Canada Roots Room

Samantha Robichaud

Flawless, outstanding & fresh are words often used to describe Samantha’s compositions and fiddle playing. Her original compositions and performances are deeply rooted in Traditional, Celtic, Acadian, Bluegrass and Classical. Recognition has also come to Sam for her contemporary fusion, flair and engaging connection to audiences recently being awarded the 2010 East Coast Music Award’s Fan Choice voted on by the public here in Atlantic Canada The pride of Riverview, New Brunswick with Seven sound recordings including “In The Green Room” released Spring 2013. Recently received 4 MusicNB Nominations for “In The Green Room” Samantha has performed to audiences in China, Australia, throughout North America and in Vancouver to a worldwide audience on the 2010 Olympics Ceremonies International Broadcast. During fall 2011 Samantha was invited to tour with Canada’s National Arts Centre Touring Orchestra and in late 2012 a tour of California, Samantha is one of Canada’s gems.
3 avril/April 3 – Vitrines Export Buyers Showcase
4 avril/April 4 – Warner Music Canada Roots Room

Shaun Leblanc
ShaunLeBlanc-ECMA-redGalaxie Rising Star and Music New Brunswick Award recipient Shaun LeBlanc is a singer- songwriter who has begun to turn heads amongst audiences. With a solid piano background from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a voice that blends the smoothness of John Mayer with the versatility of Justin Timberlake, Shaun demonstrates a natural ability for pop songwriting that is decidedly his own. http://www.shaunleblanc.net/
3 avril/April 3 – Slaight Music Rising Star Showcase
5 avril/April 5Scène MNB Stage – 23 h/11PM

The Motorleague
Motorleague_labelIt’s mere seconds into a typical track by The Motorleague that listeners realize what they’re in for. Be it a blistering single-string guitar riff delivered through an amp that’s seemingly been set afire or a bludgeoning smash to the snare drum, this band delivers its punk-influenced hard rock with an unrelenting urgency from start to finish. Or at least that was the case with the band’s heralded 2009 debut LP, Black Noise… their 2013 follow-up Acknowledge, Acknowledge also features a flurry of high-energy, riff-anchored rock, it’s also much more dynamic and expressive – and that was the idea from the outset. www.themotorleague.ca
5 avril/April 5 – Loud Stage
5 avril/April 5 – UPS Rock Stage
6 avril/April 6 – Eastlink East Coast Music Awards Gala

Tristan Horncastle
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Country music Singer/ Songwriter Tristan Horncastle, has always wanted to visit Nashville and record an album. His childhood aspirations and musical influences consisted of one day following in the footsteps of his idols Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings, Brooks and Dunn. Today, Tristan is back from Nashville and with his debut CD album release “Good Kinda Crazy”, Tristan’s dream is now a reality on his professional country music journey. www.tristanhorncastle.ca
5 avril/April 5Scène MNB Stage – 21 h 30/9:30PM

Wanabi Farmeur
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Wanabi Farmeur c’est l’aboutissement d’une collaboration étroite entre 2 artistes multi-instrumentistes Ginette Ahier et Mathieu D’Astous. Accompagné de Denis Surette (Guitares, lapsteel) ce trio dynamique nous transporte dans une atmosphère planante et poétique où les rythmes entraînants se fusionnent à des mélodies fort accrocheuses. Leur son unique métissant un folk-roots et pop acidulé offre une bonne dose d’énergie contagieuse. www.wanabifarmeur.com
4 avril/April 4 – Scène MNB Stage – 20 h 45/8:45PM

60 LPs
60Lps-7260 LPs is a Moncton based alternative rock band, composed of Corey Hachey(lead vocals), Matt Clowes (lead guitar,vocals),Glen Farquhar (bass guitar, vocals), and Charline Gautreau (drums). The band formed in 2011 and have quickly become known for their gripping live performances and energetic music. In a short time the group has developed a distinct sound and style that emerges from the strength and commitment of each member. 60 LPs have shared the stage with a number of great acts including: Fast Romantics, Soho Ghetto, Hey Ocean, Repartee, and Two Hours Traffic. 60 LPs debut EP “In The Interest of National Security” was successfully released in 2013.  60 LPs are currently finishing their first full length album – scheduled for release in the summer of 2014. http://www.reverbnation.com/60lps
6 avril/April 6Scène MNB Stage – 1 h 15/1:15AM

 

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