Genre: Pop, Folk, Roots
Classic Canadiana music with heart!
Across Canada people are being drawn into the honesty and power of Happenstance's music.
What if Alanis Morissette fronted Blue Rodeo for a new combination of sounds that were completely Canadian?
Starting as an acoustic trio, Happenstance has evolved in 2011 and have quickly established themselves as an exciting and engaging live act with catchy and infectious original songs. As a five-piece band their influences of pop, rock and country music make for an energetic stage show highlighted by the dynamic vocal abilities of Emily Lamarche. The backline consists of experienced Montreal musicians who together have decades of playing experience, from bar rockers to big-band performance.
All Happenstance's members hail from the same small town nestled on the shores of the Ottawa river between Montreal and Ottawa.
Happenstance has played in several festivals + showcases in Quebec, eastern Ontario and Toronto in 2011. They were crowned the best band out of 120 Montreal competitors at the 2011 Landmark events competition. Indica records president Franz Schuller, local music industry people and Josh Trager of the Sam Roberts band have all been caught off-guard by the Happenstance show. Exclaimed publicist John Asher: "they blew my mind".
2012 promises to be a break-out year; their debut CD "Happenstance" has already sold hundreds of copies at their shows and through word-of-mouth from fan to fan. They are currently booking dates across eastern Canada to support the album.
Their self-titled debut CD "Happenstance" released November 5th, 2011 recorded by Glen Robinson (The Tea Party, Martin Deschamps, Voivid, etc...) is now available on CDBaby, Amazon, Tunecore and iTunes.
New EP "Rain" due out summer 2012!
Catch them on Canada Day downtown Ottawa in the Byward market!