Dance Laury Dance
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Dance Laury Dance

Québec, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | MAJOR

Québec, Quebec, Canada | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2014
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In 1986, Metallica released their third album, 'Master of the Puppets,' and a Hollywood band called Guns N' Roses were just making their way into the metal scene. That same year, SXSW kicked off with around 700 attendees. On March 19, it was as if no time had passed at all as Montreal's Dance Laury Dance brought some back 25 years to the heyday of '80s metal, with their over-the-top performance at Spill in Austin.

Dressed all in black with leather pants and cowboy boots, lead singer Max Lemire owned the stage, whipping his hair in all directions and showing off his metal moves, even flashing the faithful metal horns out to the audience throughout the set. The bar quickly filled up, with the audience crowded in a large semi-circle around the stage transfixed on the Canada import.

A deranged look on his face throughout, Lemire could be the younger brother of Lemmy and Andrew W.K., but his vocals appear to have come in common with James Hetfield.

"We're gonna get drunk tonight," he said, before going into the raucous 'Hell Holder.' One fan handed him a shot, which he flung back, most of the liquor making it into his mouth, impressively.

'"I'd like to say thanks to the crack dealers," said Lemire. "Smoking crack is a hobby -- it is." Some onlookers couldn't tell if he was joking or not, but the comedic, chant-worthy metal songs kept everyone laughing, eyes glued to Dance Laury Dance's performance.

It wouldn't be long before another fan handed Lemire a gift, this time, a Miller Lite. The frontman grabbed it and threw it on himself, downing what he could.

Closing out, Lemire told the audience, "This next song is about my day job." Comically, the outfit then launched into a track called 'Sex Wolf.'

The band recently released their debut 'Out With Rockers,' and offer it as a tribute to the metal of yesterday, with the hopes of helping it make a real comeback. But there's one rule: covers aren't allowed. The band only plays original material.

"We're a rock 'n' roll tribute band because of some of the greats like Motorhead, Guns N' Roses," says Lemire, drenched in sweat and alcohol, following the set. "We wanna bring it back."

Later, several blown away audience members go up to meet the singer, with one saying "you're amazing" nearly five times before getting a picture with the metal 'God.'

Lemire says the band has done, on average, 200 gigs a year, but it took some time to release an album since they spent their first two years together just drinking. Nevertheless, Dance Laury Dance are ready for business now, and no matter what their intentions, they rock.

"We're not looking for fame," says Lemire. 'We're looking for reputation."
- Tina Benitez-Eves / Spinner


Still working on that hot first release.



A taste of rock n roll

Dance Laury Dance was born in 2007 from the combined talents of Lap (drums), Max Lemire (vocals), Blake (guitar), Harry (bass) and Dagger Pat (guitar). Right from their very first jams, they had a clear objective: to follow the tradition of rock n roll in its purest form while developing a unique and distinctive sound. The band grew strong thanks to the experience of each of its members, who had all previously participated in other bands. Dance Laury Dance brought together five strong-headed musicians who were all determined to make their dream come true and to make a living from their music. So when things got started, they moved quickly and seriously. With their long hair, leather and distortion, the heirs to Motorhead, Guns n Roses and AC/DC were born!

The group makes its first impressions

In 2009, the band put out its first independently-produced 8-song release, Out of Rockers, which was mixed by Ryan Battistuzzi (Malajube, The Sainte Catherines, We are Wolves). The media, as well as the public, responded immediately, and within several months the word spread that Dance Laury Dance was the up-and-coming band in Quebec. So the band hit the road, playing a series of concerts that took them all over the province of Quebec as well as across Canada twice. In all, they gave over 200 performances in less than three years. Some of their first major accomplishments included winning the Prix Miroir for best concert given by an up-and-coming Canadian artist at the 2010 Festival dt de Qubec, giving a special concert at the legendary Viper room in Los Angeles, and opening for Pennywise during 2010s Vlirium. Not long after, Dance Laury Dance received the support of Jgermusic Canada, a Jagermeister-sponsored program whose mission is to support Canadian rock bands.

Dance Laury Dance hits the big time

In 2011, Dance Laury Dance was given the oppurtunity to rock Quebec by hitting the stages of the provinces most prestigious musical events, like Les Francofolies, Woodstock en Beauce and Jonquire en musique. But to this day, the Dance Laury Dances greatest achievement is, without a doubt, having given a solid opening performance for Joe Satriani and Metallica in front of 150 000 people during the most recent edition of the Festival dt de Qubec. Second only to this would be playing at the renowned South by Southwest showcase gathering, where they shared the stage with groups like Karkwa, Malajube and The Dears. And as if this wasnt enough, the five rockers had the chance to play for Gene Simmons of KISS on his reality TV show Gene Simmons Family Jewels that will be airing this fall on the American station A&E.

Living for the Roll

Now that Dance Laury Dance has proved any sceptics wrong, the arrival of their new album Living for the Roll is sure to bring them to a whole new level. Released on July 12th on the Abusive Muzik label, the album is distributed by Universal and DEP and has gained success rapidly. Indeed, Living for the Roll, which is available across Canada, has been getting quite a bit of attention in the media. One must admit that Stephane Rancourts (Pascale Picard, Jean Leloup, Tailor Made Fable) production is solid. The public seems to agree with this as the album made its way into Archambaults top 20 and Itunes top 30 during the first weeks of its release.

Dance Laury Dance is unstoppable

With some important, rapidly-achieved accomplishments under their belts, the band would like to take advantage of the momentum they have gained in order to seriously establish themselves in the world of music. A third Canadian tour has been announced for this fall and their first European visit is scheduled for 2012. Before hitting the open road, the band will pay a short visit to the United States to represent Quebec for the Qubec in Hollywood event, next to artists like Steve Hill and Les Respectables.

DLD go for all or nothing

The proof is there: Dance Laury Dance is here to stay. With their rock n roll high kicks, fiery stares, electrifying solos and irreverent banter, DLD is rock solid. Their music makes crowds go wild and brings life to the party. For more information, contact:

Karl-Emmanuel Picard
Manager| District 7 productions

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