Les Tireux d'Roches
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Les Tireux d'Roches

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 1999 | MAJOR | AFM

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | MAJOR | AFM
Established on Jan, 1999
Band Folk World





"This results in a Cd perfect for party, cheerful, boisterous, festive, for the exchange of gifts, to change the ideas of gloomy news about Quebec or elsewhere. Snowbirds will bring in the south" - City Boomers

"Festive and refreshing!"

The Tireux trad group celebrates its 15th anniversary with a fifth album, which more than makes up for the creation rocks. As for the title X0, it is of course referring to refined Cognac which the group identify its like new vintage ... unpretentious! - Journal de Montréal

"Pull out of the game"

Just like his live performances - and on cd - Denis Massé also confirms its reputation as outstanding storyteller . "Over the years, we come to have things to say! " He balance by addressing the " new direction " in which the trad group headed with XO , 15 ans d' age.

Masse will argue that in 15 years , his favorite genre has definitely changed , as more and more musical projects follow the traditional folklore for their own works. "At the time , we could tap into that directory and extract treasures. Today, there is more abundance at the approach of storytelling , music and songs. The treasures are increasingly hard to find " Hence the decision to go with a debut album based primarily on music and text - . Committed , moreover - of Tireux of rocks. - Voir

"Good news!"

This fifth album originally Mauricie trad group, which exists for 15 years now ... as the CD title suggests. If music is the traditional base (response songs, jigs), guys have fun mix several genres: jazz, rock, pop, you name it. And as there is no violin on this album but saxophones, bouzouki, banjo and other, it gives a really current sound, which is good, although sometimes it slows down a little energy. That said, the guys have a real talent for storytelling. Highlights: Many words and Quebec Bridge. A very good CD. - Journal métro

"one of the best to come out of the actual acoustic "trad" tendency"

"... (St-Élie-de-Caxton, Quebec), where speech is flamboyant and everyone has a bounce in their step. With their third album, this band, one of the best to come out of the actual acoustic "trad" tendency, demonstrates this well. Artistic qualities abound..." 8.5 / 10
- (Yves Bernard, Journal ICI Montréal)

"With a passionate flair for traditional"

" With a passionate flair for traditional as well as world beat music, these 6 talented musicians create an efficient symbiosis between Québécois folk, and diverse sonorities rooted in Scandinavia, north Africa and the Balkans."
- (Patrick Ouellet, Journal VOIR, Montréal) ***

"the group submits a musical document of great quality."

"Following a lengthy period of creation and research, the group submits a musical document of great quality."
(Pascale Gilbert, Le Journal de Trois-Rivières)
- (Pascale Gilbert, Le Journal de Trois-Rivières)

"precious listening time without ever wasting a second"

"Of these eleven particularly generous tunes, the beautiful "Fresque du colon" stands out. It uses more than ten minutes of your precious listening time without ever wasting a second."
- (François Houde, Journal Le Nouvelliste)

"The result is a peculiar sound setting it apart from its peers."

"The arrangements prove to be quite mature. Band members occasionally stray from the narrow path of traditional Quebecois music to venture into world beat. The result is a peculiar sound setting it apart from its peers."

- (Philippe Meilleur, Montréal Campus)

"they glow with integrity"

"Les Tireux d’Roches shine in each musical style they encounter. In their eclectic universe, they glow with integrity."
- (Yaelle Azoulay, Revue Folklore)

"should figure amongst your favourites"

Their album "Roche, papier, ciseaux" should figure amongst your favourites.
(Jean-Paul Plante, Hebdo Maskinongé)
- (Jean-Paul Plante, Hebdo Maskinongé)


Album: XO 15 ans d'age (Nov 2013)

Album : Ce quess ? (Feb 2010)

Album : Roches, papier, ciseaux (Feb 2006) Folk Alliance Awards and ADISQ nominee
Album : J'joue mon air... (2002)
Album : La boite de silence (2000)



Les Tireux d'Roches are putting out a shiny new album and new show to mark their 15th anniversary. Be it in Germany, Spain, France or Canada, these dignified Quebecois cultural ambassadors are revered wherever they perform. Hailing from a region overflowing with creativity, this colourful crew has developed a unique and off the wall folk/trad style. Harmonica, saxophone, flute, accordion, percussions, banjo, bouzouki, foot tapping and guitar make up the band's expressive arsenal. In the studio or live, they dish out effervescent sounds guaranteed to make you dance.

For 15 years, this Quebec world-trad group has been playing traditional music inspired by the Quebec repertoire, with a uniquely creative touch. Live or recorded, Les Tireux dRoches know how to impress crowds and never go unnoticed. Storytellers, singers and musicians, Les Tireux dRoches have developed a unique repertoire of traditional stories and songs called 'modern future', they take you on a fantastic musicial, story-filled, multi-coloured voyage into an imaginary New-World-of-old.

Les Tireux dRoches know how to charm and entertain any crowd. In fact, this unconventional traditional Quebcois band has played over 450 concerts to popular acclaim across Canada and Europe and earned an ADISQ nomination for their third album. The unorthodox Tireux dRoches are passionate, rebellious and above all authentic. Their unique arrangements, far-reaching inspiration and unconventional instrumentation make the Tireux dRoches a must see of the generous and celebratory Quebcois music scene. 

In 2013, they released their fifth album "XO 15 ans d'age" under the Musicor label and distributed by Select Music and IODA.

Highlights: Sound of the Xity (CHINA), APAP (New York 2014), RIDEAU (Quebec 2014), Calgary Folk Music Festival, Mission Folk Festival, Harrisson Festival of the Arts, Printemps des Bretelles, Francofolies de Montral, Maripoza folk festival, Sunfest, Toronto Winterfolk, La Grande Rencontre, Carnaval de Quebec, Fetes de la Nouvelle-France, Festival Memoires et Racines, Place des Arts de Montreal, Couleur Vienne, Mondial Choral...

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