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Summersett is Montreal based piano/voice duo Nick Carpenter and Patricia Summersett and their 6-piece band. Folk with elements of pop, jazz and cabaret. They perform with classical and jazz musicians on bass, drums, violin and cello. "...half sultry, half playful and absolutely dynamic" (coup de coeur) 24hr-Journal de Montreal/ Anne-Lovely-Étienne
Montreal River (Live Pop MTL 2015)
MUSIC VIDEO "Big Sneeze" directed by Adam Reider (Top Ten Filmmakers, Best of Montreal, Cult 2015)
24hr-Journal Montreal/Anne-Lovely Étienne.
It’s that word–chemistry–that gets closest to encapsulating the work of Summersett. Every facet of the band’s make-up expresses some version of it...” Yul.buzz /Rory Mccluckie
“This band evokes a sense of contemporary pop and folk as much as that of cabaret, magic and music halls typical of Paris in the roaring twenties.” - Barbara Ford/ Charpo
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Lyric driven, intimate and rhapsodic, Summersett is a Montreal based piano/voice duo that performs as a 6-piece with classical and jazz musicians. Folk with elements of pop, cabaret, and jazz.
Summersett est un groupe folk-pop troublant et fantaisiste dont le style évoque le cabaret et la nouvelle chanson. Le duo piano-voix, éclectique et centré sur le récit, est complété par des musiciens jazz et classiques. Le groupe vient de produire un premier album, Act One.
Summersett is Montreal piano/voice duo Nick Carpenter and Patricia Summersett, and their 6-piece band. Indie folk with elements of cabaret, jazz and pop. Their sound is informed by a love of classical music, classic rock, and their mutual profession of theatre- through which they formed a creative and romantic partnership. "Songs of collision, craving, love and renewal," the music is described as lyric driven, intimate, brooding and rhapsodic and has recently culminated in a debut full- length album Act One. RIYL Rufus Wainwright, Tom Waits, Tina Dico, Holly Cole, Fiona Apple, Hilary Grist.
Summersett is Montreal piano/voice duo Nick Carpenter and Patricia Summersett, and their 6-piece band. Folk/pop with elements of cabaret, jazz, and new chanson.
Summersett released their debut LP ‘Act One’ to a capacity crowd at Montreal’s Casa del Popolo in May 2015. They were then shortlisted for a Greenland Music Award for their show at Montreal Fringe Park. CBC Radio play followed, as well as a spot in Pop Montreal.
Nick and Patricia draw on their backgrounds in theatre to capture mood and story, shaping songs from the perspective of playwright and actor. Their sound is informed by a love of classical music, classic rock, and their mutual profession of theatre- through which they met and formed a creative and romantic partnership nine years ago. After collaborating on everything from film to ice theatre to cabaret, a band emerged in 2012 when the duo met their bassist Pierre Gaudreault and performed in public for the first time under the moniker Summersett Fred.
An intimate piano/voice core with bass, drums, cello and violin. RIYL Rufus Wainwright, Tom Waits, Franz Schubert, Joni Mitchel, Fiona Apple, Hilary Grist.
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Nick Carpenter, Piano/ Vocals
Patricia Summersett- Lead Vocals
Pierre Gaudreault, Electric and Upright bass
Jean Philippe Godbout, Drums and Percussion
Sheila Hannigan, Cello
Geneviève Liboiron, Violin
Ariane Gruet-Pelchat, Violin
Eric Davis- Guest Vocals