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Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Montréal, Quebec, Canada
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"SPIN Picks 7 Undiscovered Bands Worth a Listen"

Recently, SPIN and music community website Sonicbids teamed up to bring worthy new bands the attention they deserve. Tonight at midnight (EST), Boston radio station WFNX will broadcast the sixth installment of the SPIN/Sonicbids Emerging Artists' Showcase, featuring seven cool unsigned bands from around the world, hand-picked by staffers from more than 500 submissions. (Tune in to 101.7 FM in the Boston area or listen live online via Scroll down to meet these up-and-comers, snag a song from each, and click their website links to find out more!


Hometown: Montreal
Recommended if you like: Asobi Seksu, Tori Amos
Why we picked them: Melodic shoegaze that perfectly complements singer Sophie Ayotte's light, high-pitched vocals. - Spin Magazine

"Band to Watch: BluEyes"

Canadian duo is pleasing on the eyes...and, more importantly, the ears as well

Joe Anello

Too many times I’ll be in the mood for music that settles me down and I’ll instead find an artist that helps put me to sleep or makes me drowsy like that “ambient music” genre. As I often need to stay awake (like a writer typically needs to), I strive to find those acts which keep me alert without jacking my adrenaline. Montreal’s dreamy duo BluEyes may just fit that bill.

Featured in March’s SPIN Magazine as one of “7 undiscovered bands worth a listen,” BluEyes lays down velvety rock they describe as “indie chill.”

Mingling rock, electro, alternative and indie-pop, BluEyes offers a distinctly fresh palette of musical mixtures with something for almost everyone to find appealing.

BluEyes only features two members: Sophie Ayotte and Jordey Tucker. Both discovering music at an early age, Tucker pairs his guitar strumming with Ayotte’s unmistakable voice and piano skills to form the band’s core.

Meeting in a cover band that toured Asia, they later broke off and formed their own group with its own singular sound. For performances they add musicians Mauricio Lobos, Michael Felber, and Eric Pothier to complete their live experience.

Easily the most memorable aspect of BluEyes is the penetrating vocals of Ayotte. Her high-pitched lyrics perfectly float above the supporting instrumentation.

For a prime example of BluEyes’s unique melodies, listen no further than “Chocolate,” the single that grabbed the attention of SPIN. While still an upbeat number, it keeps things loose and light with a laid-back atmosphere. Ayotte and Tucker’s collaborative efforts are in full effect for this cool melody.

For a more gradual tune, plug into “You Save Me” where Ayotte’s voice takes center stage against an acoustic backdrop. A more relaxed indie love song, the track relaxes and entices without missing a step.

“Eb ‘n flow” jazzes it up thanks to Tucker’s silky guitar riffs with which Ayotte flawlessly flows. Rounding out their existing online catalogue are “Homeland,” “Hopeful Hearts” and “Join Forces,” all credible mood-softeners and worthwhile efforts.

Still recording new material for an eventual release, BluEyes is a smooth duo ready to hold the spotlight.

Currently traversing the music scene in Montreal, BluEyes can next be seen on August 13th at the Bar St. Laurent II and at the Gap Store in Rockland Center on August 20th. Stream tracks online at their MySpace page, where you can also keep up with their next shows.

07/28/09 - College News Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



BluEyes is an original songwriting duo comprised of Sophie Ayotte and Jordey Tucker. Sophie began her music career at age 7 playing piano and eventually picked up the guitar. During high school Sophie started to realize her real passion was to sing. Having the influence of 3 brothers being musicians, she eventually joined them in forming an original band called Grace in which she first began writing songs and singing her own material. She then studied music in CEGEP and some University until she had the chance to join a cover band bound for Asia. It was in this Band she met Jordey.
Also starting his music career at 7 years, Jordey began performing with a family band which he continued to do until 2000. Over the years he studied and played violin and guitar along with singing with no formal training. Throughout his school years he was part of many different jazz and rock groups, leading up to his decision to attend university in jazz studies on the guitar. This is where he first started writing instrumental music and developed the taste to take it farther. After finishing his degree, Jordey moved to Montreal to study with a private guitar instructor, and after working with montreal bands such as Notre Dame De Grass, The Fearless Freep, Fantasy, Urockaoke and Vox Crosby he eventually met the right people to form a cover band to work in Asia.
After they worked together for a year, Sophie and Jordey realized the connection they had to start writing songs. So was the birth of BluEyes. Since then they have been producing and recording original music and are now moving forward with performing live shows in the Montreal area!