KRIEF

KRIEF

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Biography

BIO-KRIEF

Patrick Krief is a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter. Guitarist for The Dears, Patrick has recently released an EP, Take It Or Leave. Sunny Lane records picked up the EP for an August 2007 release. Patrick performed all the instruments as well as produced the album. The record features mixes by Clement Goulet, Patrick Krief and Murray A. Lightburn. Ryan Morey mastered it. The Record has a distinct sound of its own, and is very little like his work with The Dears. The record is intimate, stripped down and personal. The songs are simple and are decorated with simple arrangements giving the album an honest and easily listenable feel. The EP, acclaimed by the Montreal Gazette and The Mirror, was picked disc of the week by Toronto’s Eye Weekly.

“his voice gives the pretty tunes a soulful depth that stands apart from The Dears as their own entity entirely.”

-INK 19

Patrick’s aim has always been to make honest music, in his words, “I live to create and discover music that excites me. It must feel real! It should travel directly from your ears to your soul. Music has always been an escape for me; somewhere I can go to forget, or to lash out on whatever demons are torturing me. I need to feel that behind music, there is truth, whether it’s about love, sadness, rage, hate, comedy or anything else. I’m a firm believer that people could feel when something is fake, or soulless. I strive to keep my writing honest, and it’s not always easy. What I have to offer is the truth in me, and I hope it can reach people.”

“Krief's music is a warm welcome to my ears, especially when everything out there seems to sound unoriginally like the next big thing. The acoustic "Worries Are Over" showcases just how talented Krief is as a vocalist, hitting Buckley-esque falsetto highs. Really every track on this album is unique and special, there is no filler from the brooding "La Vérité" to the upbeat "What We Wanted" and "In This World."

-The Tripwire

Patrick Krief Joined the Dears In February 2004, and has been a major part of the bands growth, being described as “The Dears' most dynamic live element” - Ink 19. The growth spawned from endless touring, writing and recording. The Dears have made an incredible career for themselves with their reputation as a great live act. The Band’s success has taken them around the world several times, landing primetime slots on main stages at festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Virgin (UK, France and Canada), Leeds (UK), Reading (UK), Roskilde (Denmark), Oxygen (Ireland), T in he park (Scotland), Laneway (Australia), Canada Wet (Japan), Coachella (USA), Siren (USA) and many more. The band was also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Last Call with Carson Daily, The Jimmy Kimmel show, Mange Ta Ville, MTV, Jonathan Ross (England), and many more television programs around the world. These experiences are largely responsible for Patrick’s energetic and confident stage persona.

Recently Patrick has put together a band for live performances. For this band he called upon his friend and Dears band mate, George Donoso III on drums, Andre Bendahan (Bass), and Roberto Piccioni on Keyboards. The band’s live dynamic is bringing an explosive new element to the music. The shows have gotten them enough leverage to play in New York several times, Mexico City and Guadalajara. They have played recent festivals such as Osheaga, Pop Montreal and the new M for Montreal (which showcases top Montreal bands for NME, Glastonbury, South by Southwest, and many more…) helping their goal in making a solid career out of music.
Krief is also currently recording their next album.

Discography

EP- Take it or Leave
***(Currently recording the next album)

Set List

30 minutes of originals (sets do vary between 30 min to 1 hour):

Broken Mirrors
What we wanted
One Nation
Mercury
Machine