- Art folk duo and band from Montreal -
Summersett is an art-folk band sprung from the stages of the Montreal theatre scene. They perform as both a piano-vocal duo (Nick Carpenter/Patricia Summersett) and an eight-piece ensemble, expanding their moody songs with radiant vocal and lush string arrangements. Following the release of their first album (2015), Summersett played Pop Montreal, Canadian Music Week, the Fringe and WildSide Festivals, Nuits d’Afriques and were featured at the Centaur Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala as well as the 2017 ACTRA Awards. They were twice nominated for Greenland Awards for their performances at the Montreal Fringe Music Series.
Summersett emerges from pandemic hibernation with their upcoming sophomore album Friends at the End of the House: a collection of rueful and jubilant songs that brush the worlds of chanson, classical and cabaret. The album builds upon the band’s signature earthy intimacy, reflecting — through audacious new textures and obsessively revised lyrics — a world coming to terms with its own sublime delusions. The album’s release (winter 2023) will be a setting-free of fantasies, griefs and miniatures; each piece a character unto itself, channeled by the dark burgundy of Patricia’s supple voice.
fr: 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.
Recorded live at Hotel2Tango in Montreal, Quebec. "More of the World" from upcoming album Friends at the End of the House.
LP released 12 May 2015 Produced by Patricia Summersett, Nick Carpenter and Don Murnaghan Recording/ Mixing: Don Murnaghan at Studio Frisson, Montreal Qc Mastering: Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal,Qc. French lyrics: Manon St-Jules Vocals: Patricia Summersett Piano and back vocals: Nick Carpenter Guest vocals:
LP released 12 May 2015 Produced by Patricia Summersett, Nick Carpenter and Don Murnaghan Recording/ Mixing: Don Murnaghan at Studio Frisson, Montreal Qc Mastering: Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal,Qc. French lyrics: Manon St-Jules Vocals: Patricia Summersett Piano and back vocals: Nick Carpenter Guest vocals: Eric Davis (Im Comin Over, Si j’peux arriver, Last Day) Upright and electric bass: Pierre Gaudreault Drums and percussion: Jean-Philippe Godbout Violin: Ariane Gruet-Pelchat Cello: Sheila Hannigan All Songs © 2015 SUMMERSETT (Nick Carpenter and Patricia Summersett) summersettband.com.
For full album visit Bandcamp/Summersett
Video Created and Directed by: Adam Reider
Produced by Rail City Media (www.railcitymedia.com)
and Summersett (www.summersettband.com)
Director of Photography: Osheen Harthoonyan
Production Design: Adriana Bogaard & Gillian Nasser
Assistant Production Designer: Camille Jutras-Paquette
Hair and Makeup: Camille Jutras-Paquette
Lead Props: Emma Beaumont-Savas
Art Department Assistant: Elizabeth Holloway
Assistant Camera: Marc-André Massé
Production Assistants: Pierre Bourgault, Kristen Gallant,
Lou-Andréa Fiere, Amanda Abreu
Special Thanks to: Amy Blackmore & Mainline Theatre and Ent. Video Service
Montreal River (a cappella)
Voices: Holly Gauthier-Frankel, Patricia Summersett, Eric Davis
Arrangement: Nick Carpenter
PA/Camera: Jo Joffre
Special Thanks: James Simon
Video and song ©Summersett2017