Andreas Blachere

Shut Up and Sing!

On Thursday February 4th I will be hosting this evening for singer/songwriters at the Brasserie Beaubien (73 Rue Beaubien East). If you want to take part send me an email at andreas@criticalbandwidth.com or message me on Facebook.

Come out Thurs Feb 4th to listen to Montreal’s most talented singer/songwriters play their lovely compositions in an intimate setting. Meet your fellow hitmakers and get inspired!

The format of the evening will be 3 to 4 featured singer/songwriters, each playing a 1/2 hour set, followed by an open mic period. There will be a sign up sheet for those interested in taking part in the open-mic portion.

Check out the Facebook invite to get more information

Now shut up and sing!

Welcome to a Brand New Year

2016 is here. 2015 was a good year and now it’s time to move on BUT… not before a quick recap of 2015’s highlights:

In 2015 I did a pre-release of my first EDM project and crowdfunding campaign as The Resident Alien. I pre-released the 8 songs of ambient electronic music on the RA website and Soundcloud over an 8 week period and raised funds for the next steps of the release. It was a largely successful and very informative experiment and initial reviews of the album, called The Only Constant Is Change, were very positive. The album should be available for purchase online and beyond in early 2016.

The Resident Alien - The Wiggle
The Resident Alien – The Only Constant Is Change

My singer-songwriter project The Ever After took a bit of a backseat while I worked on finishing and releasing The Resident Alien album.  That being said, we still managed to play a lot of shows throughout 2015 including a showcase at the St James Theater in Old Montreal as part of the YES Montreal Art Expo. We also held residencies at the Brasserie Beaubien and Le Depanneur Cafe and played a triumphant show at Casa Del Popolo in September with Bound and Tethered and Scott Moffat (yes… that Moffat).

So what will 2016 bring? Well the official release of the first Resident Alien album will be taking place sometime in early 2016 along with a release party which is currently being organized. As well, The Ever After has a 3 song EP in the works which should be ready for release in the spring. Along with this we are looking to redistribute the first two albums with another distribution service, so they are currently unavailable but there should be some more info on that front soon.

Starting in December 2105,  TEA began another residency at Le Depanneur Cafe every Friday at 1pm. It will continue until March. On Jan 15th we are taking part in the KickDrum music festival, which is a great event focused on getting people out to see live music during the cold winter months.

TEA at the YES Art Expo
The Ever After at the YES Montreal Art Expo

Well that is what is organized for 2016 for the moment, but there are always new developments right around the corner so check back often to see what’s happening. Thanks for a great 2015 and looking forward to an even better 2016!