The Blues scene is one that can for sure be called inclusive and tightly-knit. Well-established artists often run alongside new comers; projects regularly intertwine. Once in a while, new talents seduce and get propelled by blues pioneers. This is the case for our next guest Miche Love.
Of Haitian descent, already, from the tender age of 5, Miche Love was singing ballads, soft rock, R&B and Gospel. It was back in September 2001 that the young singer was initiated to the Blues by Louis Janelle. She then went on to perform on numerous occasions by his side, as a guest of the “Louis Janelle Blues Band”. She kept on perfecting herself thereafter with the highly reputed gospel singer Beatrice Matthieu. Then, in 2006 she was awarded the prize for composer/performer at the “Haitian Idol” competition.
It’s in January 2012 that the “Miche Love & The Blues Dynamite” was born. Right away, in 2013 they were proclaimed “discovery of the year” at the Tremblant International Blues Festival. Then performances started coming in at Palace de Granby, at Maison de la Culture de Montreal-Nord, at Trois-Rivieres en Blues and three appearances at the West Island Blues Festival, to name just those few. Proclaim best band at Montreal’s Jivefest in 2016, they delivered a fiery authentic blues repertoire that resonated between the greatest hits of jump, swing blues, rockabilly and rock n’roll from the 50's and 60's. Their first album entitled “Freaky Feet” will soon see the light of day. Miche Love & The Blues Dynamite bring together unparalleled musicians like Eloi Bertholet on drums, Stephen Barry on upright bass and Louis Janelle on electric guitar.
But who are all these familiar names who accompany Miche Love? Mostly known as the drummer for “Radio Radio”, Eloi Bertholet has performed with more than twenty different Blues, Jazz, Pop and even Punk ensembles over the past fifteen years: The Louis Janelle Blues band, Slim Wood, Pat the White, Radio Radio, Mojo Vipers, the Khol Kessor Orchestra, The Nils, to name only those few.
With a more than 20 year career under his belt, the musical director of Miche Love & the Blues Dynamite, Louis Janelle, is part of those Quebec bluesmen who lie in the shadow, awaiting to be rediscovered with their impressive musical epitome. Throughout his career he collaborated with more than ten renown blues bands: Mojo Blues with Kevin Mark, Pat Loiselle & the Kitchen Shakers, Steph Gagnon Blues Gang at the Cafe Campus, J.D. Slim and Bharath and The Rhytm to name only a few. For over 15 years now he has been investing in “his” solo projects like the Louis Janelle Blues Band, that was nominated back in 2006 for “best album” at the Lys Blues Awards.
If we were to refer to his more than forty years on stage, his 10 albums, his two Felix nominations, to his Lys Blues tribute or even his anecdotes like Bo Didley’s flatulences on stage at Montreal’s legendary Rising Sun, to Big Mama Thornton’s interest for famous “Tough Milk’s” (milk and gin), we quickly understand that Miche Love’s third band mate, Stephen Barry, is part of a special class of Bluesmen in Canada. Nicknamed the “Spiritual father” of the Blues, we of course find him at the heart of the Stephen Barry Band, part of the foundation of Canadian Blues, but also in the company of B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Big Mama Thornton, Big Moose Walker, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins, Magic Slim, Eddie Kirkland, Nappy Brown, John Hammond Jr., Johnnie Johnson, Vann "Piano Man" Walls and the well respected Oliver Jones.
You like being ahead of the curve when it comes to knowing the latest band that comes around? Viree Blues Moosehead presents you with the discovery you won’t want to miss, the rising star on the Quebec Blues scene. Get onboard in the Miche Love & The Blues Dynamite’s musical universe and prepare for a journey back in time! Let yourselves be seduced by the Rock’N’Soul and the unique voice that is Miss Miche Love’s accompanied by her three talented mercenaries, Eloi Bertholet on drums, Stephen Barry on upright bass and Louis Janelle on electric guitar. Miche Love & The Blues Dynamite on this 25th edition of Viree Blues Moosehead, Wednesday November 8th 2017, around 8h00 p.m. at the famous Bar Le Petit Chicago, 50 Promenade du Portage, in Old Hull. A reviving music break in the middle of the work week! Tickets are already on sale at: www.vireeblues.ca and will be available at the door, always for only 20$. You can also take advantage of our profitable, practical and so pleasant Supper & Show package at Outaouais’ #1 restaurant according to TripAdvisor, Chez Fatima (www.chezfatima.ca), with it’s excellent and generous morocan cuisine, just one block from Le Petit Chicago, which will also reserve your place at the show by making reservations at 819-771-7568. In the meantime, you can find supplementary information on our guests by visiting: www.facebook.com/Miche-Love-The-Atomic-Bullets-1642839209294690/ . You should also visit our own web site which provides you links to all of our guests sites and lots of other most interesting information at: www.vireeblues.ca . For inquiries, please do get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to get all the most recent information on this show by taking part in the facebook event for this show at: www.facebook.com/events/2124246217802791/ and please do join and ``love`` us on our facebook page at: www.facebook.com/vireeblues .