[EN IMAGES] FEQ: X Ambassadors overflows from the Parc de la Francophonie


At 8:15 pm, when the formation of the X Ambassadors was on the board of directors, the security officers were about to close the site of the Parc de la Francophonie which was about to overflow. We can say, without mistake, that she was the protagonist of this evening.

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On Thursday, the FEQ inaugurated the new setup of this site with the SiriusXM and Loto-Québec stages side by side, which allows for eliminating downtime between performances and also for presenting multiple groups. There were five of them, this Thursday evening, with ARJ, X Ambassadors, Group Project, Monowhales and Daisy the Great.

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It ends in one phase and begins, a few minutes later, in the next. The ears of the public will not have much respite on this site. Bringing a couple of plugs might be a good idea.

It was the sixth visit of the X Ambassadors to the area, including two visits to the Videotron Center as the opening act of the Muse and their presence, in 2019, at the Festivent de Lévis.

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The Ithaca New York outfit has built a good following of fans over the years.

The boys are dynamic on the boards and have shown it from the first minutes with the game Jungle. People clap their hands, blind keyboardist Casey Harris throws him in the air and kicks to the ground with big left kicks. His brother Sam, will sing a piece lying on the stage and will also play the bass. All this in three minutes.

They delivered a solid version of Boombut it is with Zen that we heard the concert take off. She was returning to the place.

The sounds of the saxophone, uttered by singer Sam Harris during Adrenalinecaused a great reaction.

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On occasion Hey baby, the amazing Casey Harris delivers beautiful keyboard sounds and adds some whistles. We will be able to see his talent up close, on the three big screens, with a Unstable well sung by the crowd, cell phones well in the air. A very beautiful moment.

And people started singing Forsaken, cas if they knew this success would follow. A moment when Sam Harris took a little walk.

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The three brothers

At 9.15pm, brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Metzger, of the trio AJR, from Manhattan, showed up on stage. With several people leaving the site, it was noticed that he was filled to the max for the X Ambassadors.

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It must be said that the Manhattan trio, which musically, with its pop, pulls a little in all directions, was on its very first visit to our walls.

“How’s Quebec doing?” Brother Jack yells at the crowd, pea helmet on his head.

This did not prevent the still numerous fans from reacting in the interpretation of the success Dispose of the hangover which created a totally festive atmosphere.

Funny moment when suddenly, a recorded message from Dad Gary rings through the speakers. He is proud of his children and asks people, adding a dirty word, to raise their hands in the air for the next song. Ordinary people.

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AJR managed to hold its own, delivering a pleasant pop night. We were entitled Record playerof Daisy the Great, featuring Kelley Nicole Dugan and Mina Walker, who had taken the stage earlier.

Then there was Burn the house which has a total of 292 million plays on Spotify, The good part with his Bach pieces and success outbreakwell acted and sung by the audience, AJR concluded his performance with Weak accompanied by a small band on the scoreboards. Fans tried everything, but no, there was no recall.

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In prime time, at 5:50 pm, the Montreal Group Project band launched the first of five performances with a pop that improved as the performance progressed. It’s halfway simple Bloody nose, launched last May, that we felt an atmosphere stabilize. It must be said that the lively and smiling bassist-double bass player contributed a lot to create this atmosphere.

Oh yes, the singer Jacob Brown, not very talkative during these interventions, wore a black tank top with the Nordiques logo.

We then moved on to another level with Toronto-based band Monowhales launching their segment with a very rough electric guitar. More rhythmic, more caustic and very energetic. A very rough electro-electric independent pop, which, at times, was somewhat reminiscent of the sounds of Garbage.

Singer Sally Shaar put all her energy into it. She even showed up on the next stage to greet the spectators in front of her.

“We came to Quebec two years ago to play in a small bar at the end of the night. Being here tonight on one of the Festival’s big stages is incredible. You are there. We love you, “she launched before the show Stuck in the middle.

Monowhales concluded his performance with The hand that nourishesa cover of Nine Inch Nails.

Change of group, change of atmosphere with the indie sounds, sometimes dissonant and sometimes unusual, of the Daisy the Great line-up.

It was the first time that the Brooklyn group, with three female voices, a bassist and a blue-haired drummer, had passed through Quebec. Except for singer-keyboardist Kelly Nicole Dugan who had already come, younger than her, with her mother.

The interpretation of their first single The song of the turntable, launched in 2017, generated reactions. Several people in front of the stage knew her. Agency, which followed, was a great time. A great find with several new songs.


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