We've got that real rock edge that comes through in the drums and lead guitar. We've also got that British melancholy in the melodies, helped out by keys. There are many influences that shape our sound. We'll be recording an EP in Feb with Howard Bilerman at the famous Hotel 2 Tango.


Sire was formed in the spring of 2004, with Ilan and Nick meeting up to jam, with an eye for having a go at the Montreal Music scene. After some interesting candidates were met with, Simon and Oliver joined to complete the sound. Sire is now a beast made up of a powerful drummer, an electrifying lead guitarist, the king of keyboards, and vocals that catch more than just your ear. The fun part about Sire, both being in it and watching it in it's natural habitat on stage, is that so many influences come together oh so well. Of course there is always an ear on the standard influences like the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, but some modern bands capture part of what Sire appreciates in music. Muse, Keane and Jeff Buckley succeed in putting spectacular vocals as the centerpiece of their music, and the new wave of bigger-than-Jesus indie bands known how to throw energetic beats at you. Sire knows this and observes, and blends it like your favorite bartender at your local watering hole.



Written By: Ilan Shahin

It's a lazy day in Sydney
And I'm missing her again
Her smile never did leave me
And I'm wanting her again
It's not hard to say what drives it
It's her body and her mind for me
And it's fair to say I'm longing
But it's not for her to see

WHy did I cross this minefield uncovered?
I was doing okay but then my mind wandered
I was almost there
We took all the good things laughs and sweet dreams
Buried them alive but they're resurrected
I was almost there

There certainly were bad times
Now that I think of her again
And they will always weigh on my mind
Now that I think of her again
And I never want to see them
Watch me taken by the hand
And they'll lead me down and down and down
To the depths of this land

Will she ever leave my mind at ease?
Lord I hope so
You know I hope so

Say Something

Written By: ilan Shahin

It's a long, long way down to this nothing
I, I wish I had all the cures,
And oh, oh how I wish you would say something
Don't tell me these thoughts are not yours


I'm tired, tired of taking all the blame
I'm hearing it now
I'll miss hearing you say my name
NOw there's silence all around

Oh the skies, the skies are darkening
But the stars, the stars are shining bright
And I know, I know it's me that you're after
How I wish I'd want to stay the night

Running Away For Good

Written By: Ilan Shahin

In the corners where the people lie
It’s not where I want to be
In this city of bright lights
There’s no place for you and me

Babe if they call I won’t say we’re home
At least until next Monday
Babe if they call I won’t tell them we’re alone
And I know what you’re thinking of
Babe if they call I won’t let them know
Of our plans together
Of running away, how to escape for good

Verse 2
It took us too long to get to this place
And my gas tank has run dry
So let us walk to the valleys babe
Where the city lights won’t reach our eyes


"October Session" October 2005
1- Again
2- Say Something
3- Pacified
4- Underneath
5- Extreme Pleasure
6- In the Cards
7- Dot on the Highway

Sire (demo) - November 2004
1- Running Away for Good
2- This is the Story
3- With You

Set List

Our typical set list is about 10 songs, for a total of 50 minutes. We do not do covers as part of our set. For example, this was the setlist from our last gig:
In the Cards
Running Away for Good
Extreme Pleasure
Say Something
Dot on the Highway
Leave Them Behind
This is the Story