LeRiche
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LeRiche

Channel-Port aux Basques, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | INDIE

Channel-Port aux Basques, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2016
Solo Folk Pop

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"The open hearted pop of LeRiche is your new favourite thing"

The open-hearted pop of LeRiche is Your New Favourite Thing
LeRiche’s likeable compositions seem bound for big audiences — especially fans of Ed Sheeran and James Blunt.

what’s the deal?

Tiny ferry-terminal town Port aux Basques doesn’t typically rank high on lists of Canada’s greatest music-export hubs, but young Newfoundland singer/songwriter LeRiche is doing his best to make his hometown a household name.

Although he has hardly even played much around the rest of Canada at this point, LeRiche — who’s signed to upstart Toronto indie Big Story Entertainment — recently inked a European deal with U.K. label Fierce Panda Records, which counts the ooey-gooey likes of Coldplay and Keane amongst its clients and no doubt hears the similarities to both of those bands in this sensitive (and rather handsome) soul’s open-hearted and melodically generous pop compositions. And hence, of course, LeRiche’s potential to be quite popular.

It’s certainly not beyond the realm of possibility that LeRiche could catch the ear of, say, the Ed Sheeran/James Blunt crowd with some of the smartly produced tunes — kinda folky, but not above a dapple of electronics here and there and often scaled, production-wise, with an expansive eye for the cheap seats — found on his forthcoming X-Dreamer EP, although we’d never accuse him of being as flatly boring as either of those gents. Two of the singles from the EP, “Under Covers” and “River Runs” are, in fact, quietly amassing a following at “Triple A” radio in the U.S. right this moment, including the influential “adult alternative” outlet WXPN in Philadelphia.

Frankly, LeRiche does kinda sound like he was born to be played on the radio, albeit not in an icky way; his are the sorts of tunes you catch yourself humming at the kitchen sink even though you’ve done your best to tell yourself you don’t like them. Deep down, though, they’re pretty likeable.

Sum up what you do in a few simple sentences.

“I am a young singer/songwriter hailing from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador. I like to think of my music as unique brand of alternative folk-pop. I now live in St. John’s and travel regularly to work on new music. Writing is my creative outlet — it’s like an addiction — and even though I’m mid-release with my X-Dreamer EP I continue to write constantly. I think you have to embrace the creative when it comes. I couldn’t be more excited to share my first body of work and enter into the live- performance arena locally and internationally . . . I am forever grateful for all the support the music has received to this point. Thanks for listening.”

What’s a song I need to hear right now?

“Under Covers.” Ladies, start your swooning.

Where can I see him play?

At the Dakota Tavern on Friday, Nov. 24. - The Toronto Star


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Still working on that hot first release.

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"Touching on the swelling sentiments of an accidental reunion, it’s an emotive indie-stirrer from the singer-songwriter" ~ Digital High Blog

"We’re crushing hard on LeRiche" ~ idobi Radio

"Bloody lovely troubadouring" ~ Fierce Panda

 LeRiche is a young alternative indie singer-songwriter from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador with a heart full of song. He’s on a mission with no end in sight, but the goal to continue learning, connecting and sharing all of life’s experiences through soulful melodies. 

His passion for music stemmed from an early age, stretching his fingers out on a six-string at the eye-opening age of one, and has since pushed to explore every boundary of his musical limitations. While the guitar has, and always will be, Brad’s foretay, he has experimented with the piano, bass, and drums, and eventually discovered his joy for singing and song writing. He earned his first diploma from the College of the North Atlantic in Music Industry and Performance, before achieving a second in Recording Arts. After seven years of gigging at local bars around Newfoundland, LeRiche has been recognized provincially, winning the NL Battle of the Bands with his previous group, and even internationally, when he was chosen to represent Canada at Global Village 2012 in Qatar. 


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