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Bet.e and Stef

Bet.e and Stef


New album available May 4

(Toronto, 17 April, 2015) - Bet.e & Stef, along with their label Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, are happy to announce a new album, called Seeds. Composed entirely of original songs, Seeds’ momentum came from the reunited band connecting with adoring fans. The duo’s career spans over 20 years, but they took several years off for individual projects before reuniting in 2013. ‘’We are privileged to discover a whole new generation of fans whose parents listened to our music. They grew up hearing it,” say Bet.e and Stef. “That connection grew stronger over time and it’s an honour to have witnessed it since our return, playing to full houses filled with listeners who’d forgotten nothing at all”. Their first two albums, Jazz Bossa Nova and Day by Day are certified Gold in Canada. This Quebec indie band remains one of the most compelling artistic and commercial success stories in the Canadian music business, their exceptional case even serving as an example at the renowned HEC Montreal Business School. The affection the public feels for this band has clearly deepened, as seen in many recent sold-out shows across Québec. Accompanied by Australian producer and singer Jay Atwill, who plays guitar and many other instruments, Bet.e and Stef revisited the public’s favourite songs by crafting brand new arrangements. ‘’New ideas emerged. Playing for audiences allowed us to find our natural groove,” explains the duo. Over a few months these sounds became the backbone of our new album. We’re playing guitars over world beat rhythms mixed with vocal harmonies and adding a new touch of electro-folk sound’’. Their return thus firmly begun, the duo is now embarking on a musical voyage that will take them to the next level of a long and fruitful adventure! The album will be available everywhere May 4, in time to launch a tour that will include a performance on the Rio Tinto outdoor stage at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal on July 1, at 8 and 10 pm.

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