Belgrave (band)

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Belgrave
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres pop
Years active 2009 (2009)–present
Website belgraveband.com
Members Trevor Boucher
Liam Boucher
Catherine Cere
Michael Bufo
Jonathan Powter

Belgrave is an artistic pop band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band consists of Trevor Boucher on vocals, his brother Liam Boucher on keyboards, their cousin Catherine Cere on violin, Michael Bufo on guitar, and Jonathan Powter on drums.[1]

History[edit]

The band was formed in September 2009 under the name Coral Red.[2] In March of that year both the Sam Roberts Band and Coral Red performed at a private event together.[3] During their performance, the band drew the attention of producer Joseph Donovan who invited them to support his band Receivers in May of that same year. The reviews were positive and Donovan arranged to produce the band that summer.[4] Following their performance with Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks, the band changed their name to Belgrave on August 26, 2010.[5] After six months in studio Belgrave emerged with a six song self-titled EP. They launched their EP on May 27, 2011 to a sold out crowd at Montreal's O Patro Vys.[6] The EP drew the attention of New York's Paper Garden Records earning them a spot in their Lovely Hearts Club and an invitation to New York's CMJ Music Marathon.[7]

Influence[edit]

Montreal French Horn player Pietro Amato's influence on Belgrave is undeniable. Three of the band members (Trevor Boucher, Liam Boucher, and Catherine Cere) are first cousins with him. Amato had blazed the trail with his impressive contributions to the Montreal music scene, one of which includes Belgrave's EP.[8]

Discography[edit]

Videos[edit]

Six Minutes music video is from their debut EP Belgrave and was recorded at the same location where they performed with Sam Roberts Band at the 'Eric Maclean Centre for the Performing Arts'.[10]

Notable Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montreal's Belgrave Ready to Break Out". Ottawa Sun (Interview). Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Belgrave: Artist Profile". Canadian Music Festival. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  3. ^ "Homecoming for Sam Roberts Band". The Loyola High School Foundation (Music Review). Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Receivers+Coral Red at Sala Rossa". Meet You at the Show (Music Review). Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  5. ^ "Indie Montreal Features Strong Fall Line-up". Snob's Music. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  6. ^ "Belgrave Official Website". Belgrave. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  7. ^ "Lovely Hearts Club Presents: Belgrave". Paper Garden Records. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  8. ^ "Belgrave Profile". Pop Montreal. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  9. ^ "Belgrave - EP by Belgrave". iTunes Preview. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  10. ^ "Belgrave's Official Website". Belgrave. Retrieved 2011-07-21. 
  11. ^ "Montreal Rocks:Tracklistings". CHOM 97.7FM. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  12. ^ "Belgrave: Artist Profile". Canadian Music Fest (artist profile). Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  13. ^ "CMJ Music Marathon Wrap-Up Day 2: Part 1". We Heart Music. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 

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