Summersett is Montreal piano/voice duo Nick Carpenter and Patricia Summersett, and their 8-piece band. Folk with elements of pop, jazz and cabaret.
Summersett released their debut LP ‘Act One’ 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 festivals spots in Pop Montreal and WildSide.
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. After collaborating on everything from film to ice theatre to cabaret, a band emerged in 2012 when the duo met their bassist Pierre Gaudreault.
An intimate piano/voice core with bass, drums, cello and violin. RIYL Rufus Wainwright, Tom Waits, Franz Schubert, Joni Mitchel, Fiona Apple, Hilary Grist.
Summersett is Montreal piano/voice duo Nick Carpenter and Patricia Summersett, and their 8-piece. Folk with elements of pop, jazz and cabaret. 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 lyric driven, intimate 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.
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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. Indie Folk with elements of cabaret, jazz, and pop.
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.
"... Her voice dances lightly across the lyrics’ surface one moment, only to plunge into the deeper recesses of an emotional chorus the next. Composed, assured, and never less than captivating, she’s the focal point through which the band’s chemistry as a whole finds its most succinct, fluent expression. 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
“Patricia is the band’s lead singer, and the intensity of her performance reflects a talent that has been cultivated through her work not only as a musician, but also in theatre, film, television and voice."
- Kei Hendrix/Bandmark
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