Beau Kavanagh & The Broken Hearted

Beau Kavanagh & The Broken Hearted

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Young blues & rock power trio! They satisfy audiences everywhere they go!

Biography

Two years after their Justin Time debut Vibra King Blues, Beau Kavanagh and the Broken Hearted are ready with their second album Good Day For Dyin’.
One of the youngest blues & rock bands to emerge from Canada in many years, this Montreal blues power trio has accomplished a lot since their introduction to the Canadian music scene via numerous gigs and festival appearances.

Their style, influenced by T-Bone Walker, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and the Stray Cats, is loaded with the essence of the blues - something that the power trio has been building on for the past seven years. At first an alternative rock outfit, Beau and the Broken Hearted soon fell under the spell of the blues. Consisting of Beau Kavanagh on guitar and vocals, Marc Durocher on bass, and Matt Lavender on drums, the trio have been perfecting their skills for years by playing standards, from Muddy Waters to Jimi Hendrix and beyond. Eventually, Beau began composing, and to even his surprise, writing came naturally, and his catchy originals now sound very comfortable and lived in. With this second recording, Kavanagh has confirmed to be a great singer, fabulous guitarist, lyricist and composer, who easily combines traditional blues with a modern day alternative edge.

Well-known on the Montreal scene, the band has performed twice at the city’s Jazz Festival as well as at several other blues and jazz festivals in Quebec and Ontario, since their recording debut in 2001.

Beau Kavanagh: Lead vocals, guitar, lyricist and composer. Hailing from Montreal, this young talented musician first picked up the guitar at the age of 13. Like many teenagers, Beau began playing alternative rock and then made the switch to blues only a few years later. Kavanagh thrives in finding new sounds that he can generate from his six stringed companions. Influences include Jimi Hendrix, Rockabilly, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Elvis and Brian Setzer.

Marc “The Snake” Durocher: Bass player and Montreal native. Marc actually played guitar before he took up the bass at the age of 16. Marc has studied the best and credits his style as a mix influence of sounds including Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughn to the sounds of Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Marc easily combines traditional Blues bass with a modern day Alternative edge.

Matt Lavender: Drummer and Montrealer. Matt began playing at the age of 14. His early influences included Mitch Mitchell and Michael Shrieve. The young skins player then grew accustomed to the Jazz sounds of Miles Davis, Coltrane, drummers Elvin Jones and Jimmy Cobb and fellow Montreal native Guy Nadon. Lavender also looks to Mike Clarke, Billy Martin, Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks for inspiration.

Discography

Vibra King Blues - 2001
Good Day For Dyin' - 2003