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The Lost Fingers

I’m still not sure how it happened but this band was definitely robbed.  They were nominated for the 2009 Juno Album of the Year award and they lost.  I refuse to say the name of the winning band. They will never be mentioned here.

The Lost Fingers are a fantastic trio from Quebec who are definitely fanatics of Django Reinhardt. Their album “Lost in the 80’s” is packed with the best in cheese all rearranged into their Django influenced style.  Tonight’s live performance was a balance of their 80’s reinterpretations with some acoustic and French tunes which were definitely favourites in the largely bilingual audience.

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this. I love their 80’s tunes but I didn’t know if they would be able to pull off such energy and skill in a live performance.  Thankfully I was not disappointed.  These three are extremely talented; the speed, accuracy, and rhythm was astounding!

I had my camera and really wanted some photos… I was in the front row at centre stage so I had the perfect view but sadly no photography was permitted in the theatre.  Maybe next time they’ll play in a camera friendly environment! After their reception in the city tonight I have no doubts that they will return… of course that will have to be after their up coming European tour of France, Switzerland, Spain, and the Canary Islands… perhaps they have room for a roadie?

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I Found The Lost Fingers

Bashing away on my keyboard at work… another day another dollar, right?  Thankfully today was different; today I found The Lost Fingers!

Sitting at my desk, headphones on, grinning ear-to-ear with both feet moving!  Take some classic 80’s tunes (Pump up the Jam, Straight Up, and Part Time Lover to name a few!) and imagine them revisioned as spanish/jazz guitar masterpieces!

The Lost Fingers are Alex Morrisette (backing vocals & double bass), Christian Roberge (lead vocals & guitar), and Byron Mikaloff (backing vocals & guitar).  These three talented musicians are based in Quebec and have been touring all over la belle province.  I hope you’ll check them out if they’re in your area and I hope they come to Ottawa/Gatineau soon!

The band has been nominated for the 2009 Juno Awards Album of the Year and the Fan Choice Award!   Be sure to vote for them and pick up their album from their website or from iTunes!