Winter Gloves

Winter Gloves

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN

At a Winter Gloves show expect to hear rhythmic driven beats under hooky melodies which create a high energy environment that makes you want to move. Their energetic and infectious stage presence keeps you there until the last note dissipates in a sea of cheers!


Winter Gloves began as one guy's way of figuring out how to plug himself into life in the big city. It was a single microphone and minimal equipment gathered into Charles F's downtown Montreal apartment to piece together all the distances he'd covered since growing up in rural Quebec. The jarring shift of such a transition seemed to peek through every chance it could, a constant inspiration as much as frustration that was drafted in the band's self-released Let Me Drive EP of mainly demo tracks. Today, Winter Gloves is Charles F (lead singer/songwriter/wurlitzer), Pat Sayers (drums), Vincent Chalifour (synths) and Jean-Michel Pigeon (guitar/glockenspiel). With only a handful of live shows behind them at the beginning of the 2008, Winter Gloves was already receiving invitations to join bands like Tokyo Police Club on a series of sold-out tour dates. Such well-attended shows helped spread what was becoming the wildfire of the earlier EP demo tracks that spiked on top 10 lists with record downloads after being made available on iTunes, and lead to top pick coverage at both major annual music festivals in Canada, Canadian Music Week and NXNE. After the Canadian release of the band’s full length in the Fall of 2008, the band continued on the same foot as things had started with dates alongside Tokyo Police Club and a slot at Toronto’s Virgin Festival before hitting the road across Canada with Vancouver’s You Say Party! We Say Die! and Quebec’s Beast. Reactions to the album and these shows immediately secured showcase opportunities at International conferences, invitations for further touring and secured spots on “Best of 2008” yearend lists including “Best New Artist” from iTunes Canada. The "About a Girl" LP is ten songs driven by the sounds of keyboards and drums, all wrapped up in a constant buzz of bass and gritty synths. The foursome have introduced the album in the US and Canada, and most recently released a complementary digital-only album entitled A Way To Celebrate that includes a collection of alternative versions of the debut album's track.

After 2 cross country tours, including a most recent run with Thunderheist across Canada on Exclaim! Magazine's annual spring tour and a summer of festivals, the band is currently gearing up to head back out for a series of US West Coast dates with Thunderheist this fall.


Album: "About a Girl"

Streaming/Satellite: Invisible, Hillside, Factories, Let Me Drive

Set List

Songs: Factories, About a Girl, Invisible, Let Me Drive, Hillside, Party People, Piano 4 Hands, Glass Paperweight, The Way To Celebrate, I Can't Tell You

Duration: 40-45 minutes

Order of songs changes every gig.