The Nolas // Sebas Leblant // Bilal Butt Au Petit Outremont, 11 mars 2016 21:00, Théâtre Outremont
The Nolas are an alternative rock band from Montreal, Canada. Explosive guitar riffs, catchy melodies and groovy drum beats make The Nolas distinctive and appealing to their fans. Having excited audiences in Canada, their music has been described as “Power Pop Rock” and “Surf Rock” evoking a “Tarantino-esque” style.
“Their sound automatically gave me the feeling of a modern twist on a very 70’s sound. It’s an extremely refreshing listen in an industry where it’s getting harder and harder to be original, or unique. The Nolas not only set themselves apart from the “norm”, but do it beautifully…” Heather Young, Canadian Beats.
The Nolas released their self-titled debut EP in September 2015 and has been getting great reviews and attention by the Canadian music community and local music scene.
Their first single “So Fine” was a great introduction to their sound and style. It has been featured and plays on various radio stations such as CHOM 97.7 “MTL ROCKS”, 94.7 Hits FM “Future Hits”, CMR “Spotlight Song of the Week”, CITR 101.9 Featured Band” and was chosen as a fan favorite on Reverbnation’s “Crowd Picks”.
The Nolas music is currently on rotation play on CBC Radio3 (SiriusXM ch.162). Their second single “Dance The Night Away” debuted in the #Top 30 Dec 2015 and hit Top #25 Jan 2016.
The Nolas will be performing at this year’s 2016 Canadian Music Week in Toronto (May 2-8) and will be making their TV debut on La Voix Du Succès in the upcoming weeks.
Currently Ranked #1 Canadian Alternative Rock bands on ReverbNation.
Sebas Leblant played with many East coast musicians over the years. He traveled across Canada and throughout France with the band ‘La Virée’ from 2006 to 2010. He moved to Montreal in 2013 to pursue a solo career. His music is poetic and imaginative, inspiring those who listen; the stories he sings take on a life all their own. His unique sound is a combination of traditional world music and country blues. Sebas is a dedicated and generous musician. His work shows his profound curiosity and an open mind. He’s a restless musician who will likely never retire.
Après avoir collaboré avec divers artistes des maritimes et parcouru le pays et la France avec le groupe La Virée, Sebas Leblant s’installe à Montréal en 2013. Musicien et parolier, la musique de Sebas s’inspire de la réalité et donne vie au monde imaginaire. Sa poésie et la richesse de ses textes envoute et inspire ceux qui lui prêtent l’oreille. Ce jeune artisan puise ses influences dans le country blues acadien et dans le folklore. Sa curiosité, son ouverture d’esprit et son grand dévouement font de lui un artiste profond et complexe.
Bilal Butt loves to make music that is playful, soulful, mindful and adventurous. His self-titled debut album is a kaleidoscope of emotions wrapped in catchy melodies that become infectious after the first listen. His love for music of every origin and self-taught acoustic guitar style makes Bilal Butt a very unique singer-songwriter. Backed by his Montreal pub band, he bears a collection of stories that vary from love-soaked folk ballads to island-infused grooves with hints of Celtic influence. His distinctive voice and lyrics that paint pictures in your mind are what complete his signature sound.