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    Posted: June 28 2007 at 12:08
Hello,

Jelly Fiche will be the eighth and final band at this year's FMPM, taking place in Montreal on September 15th and 16th, 2007. They will be opening things up on Saturday. Their booking demonstrates FMPM's continued commitment to supporting local progressive artists in the Montreal area.

A trio, Jelly Fiche features Syd on bass and vocals, Eric Plante on keyboards and saxophone, and Jean-François Arsenault on guitar. All of these musicians come from very different backgrounds. Syd has a background in poetry and aspires to integrate it into rock the way classic artists did. Plante comes from a jazz background and has composed for Cirque du Soleil, while Arsenault is a trained jazz guitarist and fan of 70s progressive rock.

The music they form together could be described as song-oriented progressive rock, but free of too many preconceived ideas and cliches about what that should mean. Influences of the group include Pink Floyd, King Crimson, the Beatles, Gentle Giant, David Bowie, Queen, Chick Corea, Led Zeppelin, Sam Roberts, Feist, Zero 7, Erik Truffaz, and Coldplay. They have been performing in the Montreal area. Their first album will be released on Unicorn Digital later this year.

Because we expect many of you have not yet had the opportunity to hear Jelly Fiche, you can check out some of their tracks at their MySpace page, available here: http://www.myspace.com/jellyfiche

The full line-up of this year's FMPM festival is as follows:

The Strawbs
IQ
Samla Mammas Manna
Miriodor
Nathan Mahl
Hamadryad
Ville Emard Blues Band
Jelly Fiche

There is also a pre-show being lined up (yes, aside from Genesis!), and we will announce that as soon as I have official confirmation.

Tickets are already on sale, and all information about the event is available at our website at http://www.fmpm.net

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Sean
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2007 at 15:39
Good news,

But i don't  understand WHY all the FMPM organisators want to do a Pre show this year... seriously, they are Genesis in montreal ( i know it's not really "prog" )and Rush in Quebec. for people who realy wanted to see Rush ( I got my ticket for friday) and dosen't want to miss strawbs that was a good alternative. But now you want to put a Pre show... I was here last year to see hamadryad and as the show was going on, people left because they was too tired.

I'm very happy for the 2007 line-up but that would bee so bad to see a desolate audience like the Caamora show when less 70 peoples was hereDisapprove

That's my opinion, let's see whats the other peoples has to said about it

P.S.  Great news for the Jelly Fiche, i will listen it right now...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2007 at 19:48
Well, we're not forcing anyone to go to our pre-show instead of Rush and Genesis. Some people may not want to travel to Quebec City or pay $200 to see Invisible Touch, so for those guys there will be a solid local show, likely a triple-bill, somewhere in the $15 range. I think more choice is good.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 07 2007 at 13:29
Hello,

The FMPM pre-show will take place on Friday, September 14th at l'Alizé, located at 900 rue Ontario Est (at the corner of St-André), doors opening at 7 PM.

There will be three bands performing, Karcius, Capharnaüm, and Quartik. Ticket cost is $10.

Karcius is one of the leading bands of the current Montreal prog scene. Karcius is an instrumental group that plays a mix of hard progressive rock and jazz fusion. They have released two albums on Unicorn Digital, "Sphere" and "Kaleidoscope", and have performed at the FMPM 2006 as well as Prog in the Park in Rochester. They are also making festival appearances this year in France and the USA (in Milwaukee). A group bursting with youthful energy, respectful of the past but with their own musical goals, Karcius is at the forefront of renewal within the progressive music world.

Capharnaüm is a guitar-driven, modern and melodic instrumental rock band that was formed way back in 1991 in Quebec City. More than a band, Capharnaüm is a project - a place where the
musicians meet to create and share music that could not be heard
elsewhere. The four individuals were brought together by a will to create atmospheric instrumental music with a rocking edge. In a world increasingly difficult to grasp, the musicians are shaping chaos into a tangible energy of sounds and rhythms. Their numerous influences include David Bowie, Brian Eno, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, Igor Stravinsky, Charles Mingus, Radiohead, Tony Levin, Joe Satriani, Serge Gainsbourg, Rush and King Crimson. The title of their album, Le Soleil Est Une Bombe Atomique (which
literally means The Sun Is An Atomic Bomb) reflects at the same time the foreboding and hope that they are trying to communicate
whenever they play together, compose or perform live. It's slightly demented heavy music with a touch of prog and a lot of rhythm. You can buy Capharnaüm's music at Kinesis (www.kinesiscd.com), or you can ask for it at any vendor who carries Unicorn Digital's releases.

Quartik is an instrumental prog-fusion quartet from Quebec city featuring guitar, bass, vibraphone, and drums. They have one release to date, 2004's Hecho a Mano on the Ipso Facto label. This release is available from Laser's Edge, Wayside, Kinesis, and others. Their sound has been compared to Maneige, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, UZEB, and Brand X. In addition to periodic live performances, Quartik's highly proficient musicians are all in high demand to work with other Quebec artists.

There are now eleven bands part of the FMPM weekend this September 15th and 16th in Montreal (not including Genesis or Rush):

Friday
* Quartik
* Capharnaüm
* Karcius

Saturday:
* Jelly Fiche
* Miriodor
* Samla Mammas Manna (Sweden)
* The Strawbs (England)

Sunday:
* Hamadryad
* Ville Emard Blues Band
* Nathan Mahl
* The Strawbs (England)

All information is available at www.fmpm.net and we hope to see some of you there!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 08 2007 at 00:03
Originally posted by smcfee smcfee wrote:

Hello,

The FMPM pre-show will take place on Friday, September 14th at l'Alizé, located at 900 rue Ontario Est (at the corner of St-André), doors opening at 7 PM.

There will be three bands performing, Karcius, Capharnaüm, and Quartik. Ticket cost is $10. 


 
Karcius and Capharnaum are two very good bands which I recommend to people here (I hope to get Capharnaum added to PA when a team accepts them). I don't know Quartik but I'll be happy to get to know them.
 
The main lineup is of course of high interest as well, especially SMM, Miriodor and Hamadryad.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 09 2007 at 11:48
I will miss Karcius: I thought that this group would have played on saturday, not on friday. Sorry guys.Cry
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