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Les Evades band photo
Les Évadés

LES ÉVADÉS is an instrumental collective from Quebec City (Canada) active since 2014. Their sound is created through a unique combination of jazz, rock, world music and classical music.

After an eponymous album in 2016, the band came back rejuvenated as a collective with a new album, Black Mamba, in 2019. Merging a rock-influenced rhythm section (guitar-bass-drums) with the lyrical and almost classical feel of a strings section (violin-cello), the sound of LES ÉVADÉS stands out due to their hybridity and their precisely defined identity.

Les Evades band photo

On The Web:

Les Évadés Official Website
Les Évadés on Bandcamp

Music To Check Out:

Black Mamba (2019) on Bandcamp
Les Évadés (2016) on Bandcamp

To hear music from all of this year's bands,
please visit the MUSIC page.

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THE BAND

MARIE-CHRISTINE ROY
(Violin)

LOUIS-SOLEM PÉROT
(Cello)

ALAIN FILION
(Guitar)

MATHIEU RANCOURT
(Bass)

OLIVIER FOREST
(Drums)

THE MUSIC

Black Mamba cover

Black Mamba (2019)

Les Evades cover

Les Évadés (2016)
THE WORD

"Les Évadés (The Escapees) is a French Canadian instrumental five piece ensemble deserving of your attention.  The band includes violin and cello in the mix along with standard guitar, bass and drums.  While the music is categorized as jazz rock I certainly hear more rock than jazz - at least don't expect anything frenetic.  The music has a very dark quality, a bit cinematic in nature.  Lots of tension in their music that evokes the feel of the old Crypto label bands.  Some ripping guitar spices things up but I'm continually drawn to the mournful feel I get from the violin.  A band that should probably be considered for music festivals further south than Quebec.  Highly recommended."
- LASERCD.COM