Photo Credit: Ryan MacDonald
Victoria BC based Quinn Bachand of his award-winning band, Brishen took some time out of his schedule to chat with us for our newest segment of Five Questions With. Quinn will be playing at Halifax Jazz Fest this afternoon, so if you’re able, we recommend you catch him in action!
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hiya readers, I’m a 21 year old musician from Vancouver Island who loves writing songs and fiddle tunes and recording them.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
I have different projects on the go but the one I’m touring across Canada as we type is a band called Brishen. It’s inspired by trad jazz/swing, 50’s/60’s pop and rock and roll. I write songs and arrange them for this band!
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Our tour is now over half way in but we’ll be at the Halifax Jazz Fest next then fly out west where we play Music Fest in Courtney BC and Island Folk Fest in Duncan. We’re playing in Vancouver a couple times too. You can check out www.brishenmusic.com for more details! We’re playing as a 5 piece mainly, with rhythm guitar, saxophone/flute, bass, drums and I play fiddle, electric guitar and sing.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
With Brishen I’d say check out Cheyenne (Quit Your Talkin’) from our newly released album, Blue Verdun. You can check it out on bandcamp or our website.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
I love Don Messer a lot and I listen to him probably every day. I’ve been listening to Elyse Weinberg a lot as well, she’s a great singer songwriter from Toronto.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.