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EUROPE

EUROPE! We’re coming! On arrive! RUSSIAN DOLLS comes out in SWITZERLAND/FRANCE/GERMANY!

Here are the dates / Voici les dates ::: on commence à FRIBOURG,CH ce jeudi avec David Simard (de Canada aussi).

 

10.04.2014 – FRIBOURG, CH – Le Nouveau Monde
11.04.2014 – GENEVA, CH – La Gravière
Site: http://www.lagraviere.net
12.04.2014 – ZURICH, CH – Helsinki Klub
13.04.2014 – NEUCHATEL, CH – Queen Kong Club
16.04.2014 – BERN, CH – Bee Flat

17.04.2014 – PARIS, FR – La Dame de Canton

23.04.2014 – RENNES, FR – Ubu
25.05.2014 – BOURGES, FR – Le Printemps de Bourges
04.05.2014 – COLOGNE, GER – Die Wohngemeinschaft

05.05.2014 – FRANKFURT, GER – Brotfabrik

06.05.2014 – MUNICH, GER – Milla

08.05.2014 – BERLIN, GER – Kantine am Berghain

09.05.2014 – HAMBURG, GER – Aalhaus

09.06.2014 – PULLY, CH – Festival Pully Québec
14.06.2014 – NEUCHATEL, CH – Festi’Neuch

Site: http://www.festineuch.ch/#/

Halfway to the beginning

After a month of touring Europe, we’re still feeling that fresh-start-of-tour zing thanks to the recent arrival of drummer Tonio and bassist Amélie, survivors of the recent Montreal record-breaking weather conditions. After a good Swiss Fondue, we were ready to get the ball rolling with a warm up appearance on Switzerland’s National Radio programme Radio Paradiso. Then it was off to the races with shows in Lausanne at the Bleu Lézard, in Zürich at Moods im Schiffbau, and in Bern at Dachstock.

Tonight is our last night in Switzerland for a while at our home-away-from home Le Bout du Monde in Vevey! Over the years it has become a cherished tradition of the Mark Berubes that no tour in Europe shall pass without at least one good night steaming up its welcoming walls with music and convivial conversation.

Up next we’re happy, pleased, tickled even to embark on our official Album Launch tour in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. Have a look to your left for all the details, and hope to see you there! We’ll be back soon with an update after we cross the border. In the meantime we have to get in shape for the kilometers ahead….

Getting ready to hit the road for Germany!

Fall Québecois // German Release and Rolling Stone // Sophie Hunger

Alo Alo,

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted anything. Been on the road, and then back home enjoying the summer in Montréal….excuses excuses….

The tour out in Western Canada was fabulous. Vancouver and Calgary Folk Festivals were such a treat to play again. Met tonnes of nice folks and fellow artists in the beer tents and got to hang with old friends such as Dan Mangan and Amelia Curran among others.

We have a few shows this month starting with the first show of 23 concerts around Québec for this Fall !!! (ALL SHOWS ARE NOW POSTED TO YOUR LEFT)

We’ll be starting the run this Thursday, August 16th in Chateauguay (Salle Jean Pierre Houde -
Centre culturel Vanier). The next night (Aug 17th) we’ll be doing a duo show, Kristina (cello) and I at the Centre St Ambroise in St Henri, Montréal. On Aug 25th we’ll be doing a show on the roof of Ubisoft with the very talented Pierre Lapointe. Apparently the show is already sold out, so if you want to check out our duo show, come down to the Centre St Ambroise on Aug 17th.

We are also VERY HAPPY to announce the release of June in Siberia in Germany this week on August 17th through Global Records / Rough Trade. Our press agent Sven-Erik Stephan of Beats International has so far done a stellar job with about 15 reviews in local and national magazine and newspapers around Germany. Rolling Stone in Germany called the album “Grandeur, Grosse Geste, Musik furs Theatre”…= Grand, great gesture, music for theatres…we’ll be touring over there in January, 2013. Dates to be announced this Fall.

In June, Montreal received a visit from the very talented Swiss artist named Sophie Hunger. I opened for her at La Cigalle in Paris in June, 2010, and then she came to our show in Zurich last December, 2011. She’s become a friend and continues to inspire with her artistic world. She came to record a few songs at Hotel 2 Tango in Montreal with Howard Bilerman. From what I’ve heard, it’s going to be a doozy…make sure you check it out!

We hope to see you soon!

Yours and Yours…

Here’s a photo from Stage 4 during a workshop we had at Vancouver Folk Festival

Stage 4 workshop

 

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Alo alo, ça fait un moment que j’ai écrit quelque chose…bien occupé ces temps-ci :)

La tournée dans l’ouest du Canada était vraiment bien. Les Festivals de Folk à Vancouver et Calgary se sont très bien passés. Nous avons pu rencontrer des nouveaux artistes et voir de bons amis comme Dan Mangan et Amelia Curran parmi beaucoup d’autres.

J’ai vraiment hâte de vous annoncer que ce jeudi, le 16 août à Chateauguay (détails à votre gauche), nous allons commencer le premier de 23 concerts au Québec jusqu’au 7 décembre!!!

Le 17 août, Kristina (violoncelle) et moi allons faire un concert en duo au Centre St Ambroise à Montréal en préparation pour notre show avec Pierre Lapointe sur le toit d’Ubisoft le 25 août. Malheureusement, ce concert-là sur le toit est déjà ‘sold out‘, donc vous pouvez venir nous voir le 17!!

J’ai aussi hâte d’annoncer que notre album June in Siberia va sortir en Allemagne cette semaine le 17 août sous l’étiquette de Global Records/ Rough Trade. Notre agent de presse Sven-Erik Stephan of Beats International a déjà fait un très bon travail. L’album a reçu de bonnes critiques dans une quinzaine de magazines et journaux nationaux et locaux, parmi lesquels Rolling Stone “Grandeur, Grosse Geste, Musik furs Theatre”. Nous allons faire une tournée là-bas en janvier 2013. Je vais annoncer les dates cet automne.

Aussi, en juin, nous avons eu le plaisir de jouer avec Sophie Hunger, une artiste Suisse très talentueuse.  D’après ce que j’ai entendu, l’album va faire du bruit! En plus, nous allons faire quatre concerts avec elle et son groupe en plateau double cet automne au Québec. Regardez à votre gauche pour les détails.

Nous espérons que nous allons vous voir bientôt!

Tadoussac / Allemagne::Germany // Summer Festivals

Hola Hola,

Il pleut, il fait chaud, bienvenue en été à Montréal. Je l’aime bien. Ce weekend on va aller à TADOUSSAC pour le Festival de la Chanson! J’ai vraiment hâte parce que je ne suis jamais allé là-bas et tout le monde me dit que c’est beau en tabarnak!

On joue le vendredi et le samedi dans “L’École” à 19h30 les deux soirs.

PUIS…..June in Siberia va sortir cet été en Allemagne le 17 août avec Global Records/Rough Trade. Ça me donne beaucoup de plaisir d’annoncer cela. On aura une tournée en Europe en septembre et début octobre.

Le festival à Tadoussac démarre un été plein de festivals à l’est et à l’ouest du pays. Regardez à votre gauche pour la liste des concerts.

Le couché de soleil sur St Dominique à Montréal il y a deux jours:

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Photo above = sunset on my street in Montreal two days ago.

This weekend we’ll be heading up to Tadoussac for the Festival de la Chanson. Very excited to be a part of this festival. I understand they only invite one or two anglophone acts a year, so we’re honoured to be one of them. (The other is the great entertainer/musician Socalled!) I’ve never been up there either, but have only heard words of beauty when it is described.

AS WELL….I’m very happy to announce that June in Siberia will be released in Germany this summer on August 17th by Global Records/Rough Trade. Very excited about this! We’ll be touring Europe in September and early October.

This weekend kicks off our summer festival tour, which will take us all the way from Canso, Nova Scotia to Vancouver, British Columbia. Looking forward to it all. Please have a look to your left for all the dates.

Touring and Checklists

Hello all,

My favourite part about getting ready for a tour is making a checklist. It’s all conceptual you see – no actual limits of physical space are faced, no tetris games with toothpaste, quarter-inch, cds and undergarments.

However, one always finds oneself suspecting that the suitcase you used last time shrunk, and wondering exactly how many pairs of underwear you really need after all. And sacrificing a sweater and two pairs of socks to take the hiking boots so that the day off in Neuchatel can be spent in the nearby mountains.

We’re off to Switzerland tomorrow to begin a serveral weeks-long tour of Switzerland, Germany and France! Almost all packed up, and almost everything checked off.

Two things are certain:

1. Something will be forgotten
2. We’re going to have one hell of a good time!

For our tour dates, shift your eyes over to the left a couple of centimeters. And if you’re going to be in the area for any of those shows – don’t be a stranger! We’d love to see you.

It’s crazy, because it seems like only days ago we came back from our last tour… Oh wait! It WAS only days ago. Two, in fact.

We had a short and very sweet gander over to the West very recently. Starting in Winnipeg, at a great venue we are beginning to know well – The West End Cultural Centre – it was off to a good start right off. We were lucky to have the lovely Jenny Berkel open the night with her friendly and charming group.

Then it was a long day of travel, a Showcase performance for the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta, followed by the best kind of dessert – a satisfying set at the Haven Social Club in Edmonton.

Last, and most definitely not least was our night at the Palomino in Calgary. The opening band – native Calgarians Reuben Bullock – played far too short a set in our opinion. So inventive and captivating!

The folks at the Palomino get a special mention in this post for their generous nature (especially where whiskey is concerned) and their truly zany and amazing staff. We’re already looking forward to our next visit to Calgary!

We’ll leave you with this photo of Tonio and Kristina putting Winnipeg’s vintage shops to the test.

Jet lag – here we come!