Les Tireux d'Roches

Les Tireux d'Roches
With instruments


...papier, ciseaux
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  • country:Canada
  • region:North America
  • style(s):Québecois, Traditional
  • label:CFM Musik (Canada)
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:Folquébec

Line up

  • David Robert (Percussions)
  • Denis Massé (Accordion and guitar and vocals)
  • Dominik Lemieux (Guitar and bouzouki and banjo and vocals)
  • Luc Murphy (Flute and sax)
  • Pascal  (Harmonica and feet tapping)




They released their third album "Roche, papier,ciseaux" under the Musivox Label and distributed by Outside Music.

This album was nominated at ADISQ and Folk Alliance Awards

Les Tireux d'Roches performed an official showcase at the OCFF Conference in 2006 and Folk Alliance Canada in 2005.

For 10 years, this Quebec folklore group has been playing traditional music inspired by the Quebec repertoire, with a uniquely creative touch. Live or recorded, Les Tireux d'Roches know how to impress crowds and never go unnoticed. Storytellers, singers and musicians, Les Tireux d'Roches 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 d'Roches regurarly tours in Europe, they participated to the Folk Alliance Showcases in San Diego and Montreal,they played at "Les Francofolies de Montreal" and at lots of other major scenes in Montreal including Le Medley, Le Club Soda, La Place des Arts and Le Corona. Their concert has also been presented at Radio-Canada (CBC).
For french speaking crowds, Les Tireux d'Roches also performs some story telling.

Latest reviews

"... (St-Elie-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 Montreal)

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

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

"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."
(Francois Houde, Journal Le Nouvelliste)

"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, Montreal Campus)

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

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

"No doubt this group and their 3rd recording with its gruff vocals and imaginative musical constructs will turn heads and excite a few ears, and hopefully, south of the border too. "
(Patty-Lynne Herlevi, Cranky Crow World Music)

The CD is available on the CDBaby web site.
Video available at: www.myspace.com/tireux

Dominik Lemieux : Bouzouki, guitar, banjo, vocals
Luc Murphy : Saxophone, flute , vocals
Denis Masse : Accordion, vocals
Mario Giroux : Cello,vocals
Francis Roberge : Percussions, vocals
Pascal Veillette : Harmonicas, foot taping,vocals

Album : Ce Qu'esse ?(Feb 2010) Nominated at Canadian Folk Music Awards and ADISQ
Album : Roches, papier, ciseaux (Feb 2006) Nominated at Folk Alliance Awards and ADISQ
Album: J'joue mon air... (2002) ( I play my tunes ...)
Album: La boite de silence (2000) . ( The box of silence )

Video available at: www.myspace.com/tireux