Quebec City’s Le Phoque OFF festival will be going virtual this year. It will be held from February 12th to 20th, and feature a number of Quebec’s alternative bands and musicians.
This year’s event creates a chance to reconvene and dissert about important issues such as the place of women in music, mental health problems, and the arrival of virtual shows in our industry.
For only $ 12, you’ll be able to access all the programming! Passes for sale HERE.
In advance of the festival, we are catching up with some of the talents. First, we spoke with Kristian North, then Yoo Doo Right, Ariane Roy, and Sylvie. Now, we’ve caught up with BAIE. Check out their latest live video for, “Baby cherie” below, and find out more about BAIE via our mini-interview.
First off, care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi, My name is Matt, I am one of the lead vocalists of BAIE and synth player. BAIE is a band formed by me, my brother Marc-André Boudreau and our good friend Chloé Breault.
How does it feel to be a part of Le Phoque OFF 2021 festival in its 7th consecutive year?
It feels great! Some of us have already done Le Phoque OFF with other projects and it’s always a very good time!
Le Phoque OFF 2021 will be going virtual this year, how do you prepare for a virtual festival compared to a standard festival?
We make sure we have all the info we need for booking and such. We also make sure we are available during the time Le Phoque OFF will occur.
What can someone who has yet to see you perform live expect from the performance?
It’s pretty chill, we’re used to playing full band but for Le Phoque OFF it’s gonna be an acoustic trio with percussions. It has a nice beachy bonfire vibe with catchy tunes and colorful lyrics.
What song of yours would you recommend a new listener checking out?
We do not have any music out yet except for our single “Suzie” that came out two years. But check out our Facebook and youtube page for some live content!
Last but not least, how have you been keeping creative during the Pandemic?
By keeping the songs coming, we work hard to write our first album that comes out sometime in 2021!
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.