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We spoke with Ottawa’s own Harea Band surrounding the release of their new single, “Must Be A Dream”. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their sophomore album, which will be released later this year. Check out the video below, and find out more about them in our newest segment of Five Questions With.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello readers! My name is Alex Harea. I’m the primary writer and singer in Harea Band.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Harea Band is a pop/soul/R&B group. Our music is heavily inspired by 70’s funk and the R&B writers of the 90’s. Combine those influences with our love for hip-hop as well as jazz that we all studied in university and you get an interesting and unique brand of pop music that is sure to get you dancing.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We play Banger & Mash Soul Music Festival at House of Targ April 14 in Ottawa, CMW in Toronto in May, and Blacksheep Inn June 16th in Wakefield QC.
Our live performances are definitely high energy and engaging. We hope everyone comes away remembering one of the unique moments we try to create on stage between musicians and the audience. If not hopefully we got your booty shaking at least!
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
“Must be a Dream” is our newest release and we think you’ll love it!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Right now we are all big fans of Daniel Caeser, the amazing R&B singer/songwriter out of Toronto. I also love Charlotte Day Wilson and Geoffroy.
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.