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The BelleRegards & Places Erupt Live at The Monarch Tavern

///Sparrow Tree Productions Presents///

The BelleRegards & Places Erupt
Live at The Monarch Tavern

Join us at The Monarch Tavern for our first show of 2016!

WHEN| Friday, January 22, 2016
MUSIC | 9:30PM

The BelleRegards | 

Described as “Rowdy Folk”, encompassing Americana, bluegrass and trad., the band is driven by Matthew Kingsley (Lennoxville, QC) and Melanie Hilmi (Belleville, ON). Matt’s intensity paired with Melanie’s earthiness, results in complex, rich and edgy, male and female lead vocals. Mitchell Thomson (Calgary, AB), brings a strong country influence and a percussive slap-style on his upright bass. David Poulin (Zenonpark, SK) is a French-Canadian fiddler and adds bright punchy hooks. Combined they have created a unique sound with songs both playful and heartfelt, often with lively gang vocals.

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Places Erupt | 

Toronto based quintet, consisting of acoustic guitar, electric cello, violin, drums, and vocals, fuses classical, folk, and rock, drawing from thousands of influences ranging from Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen to Modest Mouse and Dmitri Shostakovich. Releasing their first EP 3 years ago they are now sitting on their first full length album. In between those records, they have toured extensively, playing bars, houses, outdoor festivals and gallery spaces for art collectives. 

"Places Erupt play elegantly fluid, elemental chamber-folk-rock, built on the tensions between dynamic swells, the spaces between sounds, places most bands only glance at on their way to the chorus. Half string ensemble and half rock band, their sound is fueled by dizzying, grotesque filigrees of noise pitted against fragile, sonorous beauty and matched with a warped lyrical poetry.
On their debut album Arctic Ballroom, they delve into anxieties both modern and ancient, exploding them into cinematic compositions which paint very private emotions onto enormous canvasses. It is lush and haunting, beautiful and deeply unsettling in equal measure." - Colin Gibson, Audio Reckoning

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