Photo Credit: Le Petit Russe
Le Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FME) takes place from August 30 to September 2, 2018. We are glad to chat with some of the performers in advance of the event. First off, we spoke with Boston’s Rockabilly band, Jittery Jack and Miss Amy. Today, we are speaking to Alexandra Stréliski, who you can check out on September 2 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at L’Agora des Arts. For more info, head HERE.
Is this your first time playing the FME?
Yes, it’s my first time! I’ve never even been there as a spectator either so I’m really excited.
Who are you looking forward to seeing perform from the festival line up?
I just joined the Secret City Record’s family and a lot of us are playing so I’m really excited to see and meet the other artists. Basia Bulat, Jesse Mac Cormack and Patrick Watson to name a few.
How would you say playing a festival differs from a solo show?
I’ve never played at a festival so I wouldn’t know. Haha
What are some things you think make this specific music festival great?
I think it’s awesome that Jenny Thibault and Sandy Boutin were able to get such a hype going in a region that is actually pretty far north in Quebec. Other than the amazing line-up they have, I think it’s impressive that they are getting people from all around the world to visit. Plus, my mom’s entire family is from Abitibi so I’m a bit biased. 😉
If you were to headline a festival and create your own lineup, who would you choose?
I am terrible at making choices so I would probably have one of my friends choose for me.
If you could pick a place to have your own music festival, where would it be and why?
Humm…pretty much anywhere where people listen with their hearts would be a good place for me.
Explain your performance in five words or less.
Intimate, visual, solo, piano.
If you had to choose one song to recommend to a new listener, which would it be?
Are there any other major dates or festivals you would like to mention for upcoming shows?
I will launch my album at Centre Phi on October 5th and play in St-jerome on March 29, but we will announce more dates shortly, Canada, Europe…Looking forward to seeing you there!
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.