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Les Hay Babies


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"Les Hay Babies"

Ce fût une soirée claques ! Cela devrait bien résumé le concert des Hay Babies.

Ce soir, j’ai pu faire une magnifique découverte musicale lors du concert en acoustique de trois charmantes demoiselles âgées d’une vingtaine d’année. Trois styles bien différents, trois voix différentes pour au final donner une si belle harmonie.

Ces trois bouts de femmes nous arrivent tout droit d’Acadie. Je reprendrais les paroles de Michel Fugain « Tous les acadiens, toutes les acadiennes vont chanter, vont danser… » et je continuerais vont adorer et pas que les acadiens vous aussi !

Une performance, on prend une claque dès les premières notes et tu penses que ça va s’arrêter mais non, à la chanson suivante c’est au tour de l’autre joue de prendre aussi sa claque, et ce à quasi chaque morceaux. Un concert qui débute par une berceuse et qui va crescendo, pour nous surprendre, pour nous prendre dans leur monde.

Une belle rencontre ce soir, MERCI à Julie, Viviane et Katerine pour leur joie de vivre, leur pêche, leur simplicité et leur talent ! Allez les écouter, allez à leur rencontre et vous resterez sur le cul, surtout quand vous apprendrez que cela fait que 10 mois qu’elles tournent ensemble.

Je vais vous faire une petite confidence, en près de 5 ans de reportage, j’ai acheté à ce jour deux CD lors de mes reportages. Le second c’était ce soir avec les Hay Babies.

20 septembre, La Parenthèse à Nyon
21-22 septembre, Chanson en stock à Zurich
23 septembre, Festival Equinoxe à Delémont
Infos : http://leshaybabies.wordpress.com/ - DKBO News

"Monthly Discovery – Les Hay Babies"

This month discovery is almost a day to night success. From New-Brunswick, Canada, they call themselves Les Hay Babies. Each of the three quirky young women used to play in solo, write their own music and had their own path. It’s in late 2011 that they decided to form a band to mix their ideas, accents and voices. From three different part of the province, they brought different accents to the table and probably made some of the best harmonies I’ve heard so far from New-brunswick. Now I know you, dear readers, are mostly English speaking and you won’t understand everything they sing but gladly they sing in both, French and English.

For those of you who are not familiar with New-Brunswick, it’s an official bilingual province. Some cities speak mostly English, some speaks more French and some are bilingual. From that, a long time ago, a language call Chiac was developed. Chiac consist of Acadian French speaking mixing English words and structure to their vocabulary. All that, to say that, lately bands from New-Brunswick are emerging and are sticking with their “Chiac” accent. Which I think is very cool and brings something different.

Les Hay Babies is an example of a band from New-Brunswick speaking “Chiac”. Some songs are only in English but some are sang in “Chiac”. If you don’t understand everything it’s okay, their harmonies and melodic chorus makes up for it. I was saying they were and overnight succes but I know they worked really hard for several years to stand where they are right now. They formed the band just last year and they already played in several cities in Canada, France and nest stop is Switzerland. This might seem crazy for a starting band but they are that incredible. Their folky indie sound brings you warmth, comfort, and peace. Here’s the songs in streaming of the EP they launched about a month ago and if you are in Montreal the 20th of October, they are playing at Club Soda. - http://keysandfeathers.com

"Les Hay Babies Launch Debut Disc Tuesday East Coast Music with Bob Mersereau (CBC)"

Goodness, if you're anywhere near Moncton Tuesday night, give your ears a treat by heading to the most anticipated disc launch of the year. For the past few months, Moncton's Les Hay Babies have been wowing audiences with their live shows. Now, the group's first proper disc, a six-track EP is being released, with a show at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre at 7 PM. It's called Folio, and features some of the songs that are already favourites with their fans, all original compositions. A bilingual trio, there are four songs in french, and two in english.
?The members of Les Hay Babies are all ridiculously young, and already accomplished singers. The three women have a marvelous vocal blend, and superior harmonies, with a sound that's very old and very young at the same time. While there are other female trios around in the roots world, this group has a mix of styles no other can boast, and certainly their Acadian heritage informs a lot of that. They call their music organic indie-folk, and you'll hear everything from old-time melodies to modern blue notes. Sometimes they'll use ancient golden harmonies, like Big Band vocal trios. Other times, they are more high-and-lonesome, like having three Gillian Welch's at once. On the slow On ne reviendra plus en courant, a growling, bluesy lead is echoed by angelic, dreamy high voices behind. Elsewhere, they do matching sighs, add impossibly high notes, and just pretty much thrill with every song.

Everything, apart from a haunting pedal steel on one cut, is acoustic, led by their own guitar, ukelele and banjo, plus bass, some mandolin, and perhaps a dobro or slide. The lyrics, at least on the english side, evoke the old-time as well, with Tumbleweed and Horse On Fire both feeling like they come from a Louis L'Amour story, or a 1940's Western. Except nobody ever sang this good. The trio have already had a busy concert summer, and August sees them in Europe at the huge, influential Interceltique Festival of Lorient, France, and then back home for festival dates here as well, including Moncton's Messtival on August 11th, Dieppe's Acadian Festival on the 15th, Acadie Rock on the 17th, and the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo in Perth-Andover, Aug.18-19.



LES HAY BABIES - Folio (July 2012)



The singer songwriter trio Les Hay Babies have finally launched their first EP titled Folio on July 31, 2012. The bilingual CD will include six of their original creation. Les Hay Babies craft a colorful folky music filled with sensibility and modernity.The young women, from little New Brunswick villages will carry you into their world with the warmth of their harmonies. They creating moving melodies with only a guitar, a banjo and a ukulele.Even though the band has been created less than a year ago, they already have a name for themselves. Les Hay Babies shared the stage with Motorleague, The Novaks, The Backyard Devils and Les Païens. We may remember them from the hotel elevator shows they were offering during the ECMAs in April 2012.

About their music, the girls had to say this for themselves: “We create what we want to hear as musicians. Why not start a project between friends with different musical genre and find its complementarities? We usually play roots music with an Indie twist… but not inclusively. To simply be inspired by the music within.”

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October 10: St. Andrews (NB)
October 13: Music NB Week (Moncton, NB) – Showcases
October 18: Café Aberdeen (Moncton, NB)
October 20: Club Soda – opening for Lisa LeBlanc (Montreal, QC)
October 26: Boulangerie Grains de folie (Caraquet, NB)
October 27: Launch of the compilation Les Ailes du Papillon (Dieppe, NB)
Octobre 31: Cedar Tree Cafe (Fredericton, NB)

November 3: Coup de coeur – Opening for Canailles (Montreal, QC)
November 8: Aberdeen Cultural Centre (Moncton, NB)
November 10: FrancoFête en Acadie (Moncton, NB) – Showcase
Novembre 13 to 15: Paris (France)
Novembre 16 and 17: Namur (Belgium)
November 22: Monument Lefebvre – Opening act for Ingrid St-Pierre (Memramcook, NB)
November 16: Albert & Crown (Alberton, PEI)

December 31: Igloo (Moncton, NB)

January 5: Halifax (NS)
January 19: Sackville (NB)

February 14-17 février: Radio-Canada TV Show « Pour un soir seulement » (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
February 22: Capitiol Theatre (Moncton, NB)

MARCH 2013
March 12-31: Touring en France and Switzerland

JUNE 2013
June 13-16: Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac (QC)


Past Dates

November 26 : Café campus, Université de Moncton – Opening for Radio Radio (Moncton, NB)

February 10: Café Aberdeen (Moncton, NB)
February 16: Abram Village (PEI)
February 17: Carrefour de l’Isle Saint-Jean, Charlottetown (PEI)

MARCH 2012
March 3: Igloo – Opening for Les Païens (Moncton, NB)
March 17: Plan b (Moncton, NB)
March 19 : École Odyssée – Semaine de la fierté française (Moncton, NB)
March 20 : École Louis-J.-Robichaud (Shédiac, NB)
March 22 : École Sainte-Anne (Fredericton, NB)
March 23 : École Marie-Esther (Shippagan, NB)
March 29: Conférence de presse - Gala des Éloizes (Bathurst, NB)
March 31: Tide & Boar – Première partie de Motorleague (Moncton, NB)

APRIL 2012
April 6: Bistro Mousse Café (Montréal, QC)
April 7 : Touski (Montréal, QC)
April 11-15: East Coast Music Awards (Moncton, NB)
April 27: Plan b, Soirée Franglish – with Mary Beth Carty (Moncton, NB)

MAY 2012
May 2: La Bibitte – Gala des Éloizes (Bathurst NB)
May 10: Fallsbrook Center (Knowlesville, NB)
May 11: Galery Connection (Fredericton, NB)
May 18: 40e de la FJFNB (Memramcook, NB)
May 23 : Struts Gallery (Sackville, NB)
May 24: Season programming launch, Capitol Theatre (Moncton, NB)
May 26: Club Lapointe (Baie Ste-Marie, NÉ)
May 30: Cabaret franco de l’Igloo (Moncton, NB)

JUNE 2012
June 6: Plan b (Moncton, NB)
June 12: Acadie Rock Press conference (Moncton, NB)
June 16: Tide & Boar (Moncton, NB)

JULY 2012
July 1: Multicultural Festival, Canada Day (Dalhousie, NB)
July 20 : Mosaiq Festival (Moncton, NB)
July 20 : Funday National Park (Fundy, NB)
July 21: Coeur d’Artishow (Petit-Rocher, NB)
July 23: Chapelle (Beaumont, NB)
July 27: Downtown Moncton Show on Robinson court (Moncton, NB)
July 28: Albert & Crowne (Alberton, ÎPÉ)
July 29: Babba’s Lounge (Charlottetown, ÎPÉ)
July 31: EP release party – Centre culturel Aberdeen (Moncton, NB)

August 3-9 : Festival Interceltique de Lorient – 15 shows (France)
August 11: Messtival (Anagance, NB)
August 15: Radio-Canada Acadie televised show for Acadian Day (Dieppe, NB)
August 17: Festival Acadie Rock avec Pascal Lejeune, Lisa LeBlanc et Joseph Edgar (Moncton, NB)

September 7: Bar Manhattan (171, Westmorland)
September 13: Café des Sources – Geneva (Switzerland)
September 14: Theater Z – Burgdorf (Switzerland)
September 15: La Grange de Culliairy – Sainte Croix (Switzerland)
September 16: Atelier Hinterrüti – Horgen (Switzerland)
September 18: Le Lux – Le Locle (Switzer