Edgar Breau, CD Release Concert, Fri Mar 2, 2018

Friday March 2, 2018, 8 pm, $10.  BUY_tix_buttonBook online
Singer-songwriter Edgar Breau celebrates his new CD on Flying Inn Recordings with a release concert at Artword Artbar. Band members include two Simply Saucer veterans: Mike Trebilcock on guitar, Kevin Christoff on bass. Also featured is jazz singer Colina Phillips with original vocal harmonies and percussion.
From his Facebook write-up: “Edgar Breau may be best known as the founder of Hamilton, Ontario’s cult ‘70s psych/proto-punk band Simply Saucer, but he has forged a parallel path as a solo musician. … Breau’s self-titled tour-de-force was painstakingly completed over three years by producers Adam Bentley and Jordan Mitchell (The Dirty Nil, Single Mothers, Greys). … [The album] includes contributions from Blue Rodeo drummer Glenn Milchem, Hawks guitarist Mike Eastman, plus Simply Saucer members Kevin Christoff, Colina Phillips, Ed Roth, and Mike Trebilcock (The Killjoys). Finally, Gaven Dianda (The Flashing Lights) added the ethno-musicological flourishes of Afghan rabab, sitar, and other medieval instruments on “A Penny Fare To Babylon.”

Beginning in Bentley’s living room, the first song Breau recorded was album opener “He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead”, inspired by W.B. Yeats’ 1899 murder ballad poem of the same name. Fleshed out by cellist Anna Jarvis (The Rest) and upright bassist Chris Jamieson, its most mesmerizing contribution came from vocalist Colina Phillips (Alice Cooper, Bruce Cockburn, Anne Murray), who performed wordless murmurs as the ghost of an R&B singer coming back from the dead. …

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