09 Juin 2024


9:00 pm



Fraser Wayne + Tim Grieg + Kurt Chaboyer

Fishbum Records présente
Fraser Wayne (Springwater, ON)
Born and raised in rural Ontario, bandleader and songwriter, Fraser Wayne, cut his teeth in the music world after moving to Montreal in 2014. After years fronting seminal garage rock band, The Fuzzy Undertones, and playing in local bands such as Light Bulb Alley, LEMONGRAB, and Lovers Suicide, Fraser chose to break off to pursue a new vision and sound, with a focus on honest songwriting and imaginative storytelling. The resulting project breaks into some diverse influences, ranging from Americana, folk-rock, spaghetti western soundtracks and more. His prolific output over the past few years, including 3 full length LP’s, an EP, and a handful of singles, have all been released on his own label, Fishbum Records.
A man of many hats – you can catch Fraser playing an intimate solo set at your local dive bar, or headlining festivals with a full backing band – always blending his country / rock n roll influences with honest-to-the-bone lyricism. Just recently, Fraser moved back to his hometown of Springwater, Ontario, and he’s currently working on a record with a new band in Toronto (tentatively called The Desert Eagles). With years of performing and touring experience behind him, including supporting slots for Paul Jacobs, Spindrift, Li’l Andy, Bobby Dove, and The Sadies, Fraser Wayne’s haunting, gothic take on country and western is set to take no prisoners.
Tim Grieg (Montreal, QC) 
Montreal’s Tim Greig blends nostalgic country storytelling with minimalistic folk songwriting to present a humble and heartfelt vision of what country music is to him.
Kurt Chaboyer (Montreal, QC) 
After studying filmmaking in Vancouver, Kurt fell in love with Montreal when he visited with his short film which played the Montreal World Film Festival. After some travel and a year in New York City, he settled in Montreal, made a few more short films and won a few awards, then gradually made the shift to music. Kurt found music to be immensely more affordable and immediate than film. Soon after arriving in town, he began singing in The Shamefuls a collective of up to a dozen musicians that played every Tuesday at the legendary Bar Skala in Mile End. Once Kurt got a taste of live performance, he traded filmmaking for the stage and fronted a number of Montreal-based bands. With the rockabilly-flavoured Johnny Cash Machine, he played Pop Montreal, NXNE and the Montreal Fringe Festival, not to mention burlesque variety shows, annual performances during the Festival de la Gibelotte in Sorel-Tracy, Ottawa’s Outlaw Motorcycle Club private parties and the soundtrack of Canadian cult movie Fubar II.
As a singer-songwriter, he has played Montreal’s Arsenal and other galleries and cafés with The Best Reception, a collaboration with classical musicians, with whom he recently launched The Drone of Love, a book of his poetry and songs. He also performs his Americana-flavoured songs regularly in Quebec and Ontario with The Handsome Ransoms. In 2015, Kurt met Miles Dupire-Gagnon and Gabriel Lambert, two musicians and arrangers, best known for their work in Montreal-based psych band Elephant Stone. The two offered to take a handful of Kurt’s songs and work their magic on them in the studio. The result is Kurt’s album Damp Collar, a mix between a crooner singer and some psy rock sounds. A unique style.