Rock quintet Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire will present a show on Saturday, May 12, at 8 pm at the Empress Theatre in Moncton (Robinson Court).
The band will replace the group Sainte-Folie who had to cancel their performance due to uncontrollable circumstances.
Young singer-songwriter from Dieppe, Julie Aubé, winner of the 2010 Accros de la chanson contest as well as recipient of an award at the Gala de la chanson de Caraquet 2011, will be opening the show.
Tickets are currently on sale at the cost of $14.50 plus applicable fees.
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
This Moncton quintet offers a hovering, alternative rock reminiscing of the sixties. Living and working in a place known more for its country and traditional music, their music definitely stands out from the rest on the Acadian radio airwaves.
The band consists of five excellent musicians, which enabled them to participate in events such as the first Festival Dédé Fortin, in the Lac Saint-Jean Quebec area and they were selected amongst nearly 200 other artists and groups as semifinalists at Festival international de la chanson de Granby, in 2011. They have recently released an EP containing four new songs.
Julie Aubé started writing songs at a young age. She enrolled in the high school provincial contest Accros de la chanson in 2009 and won in the solo category as well as the public choice. Because of this contest, her winning song played 0n local radio.
Since then, she has opened for Pascal Lejeune and Tibert at the Festival acadien in Caraquet. She has also performed during the 2009 World Acadian Congress and showcased at the 2011 FrancoFête en Acadie. In the same year, she released a bilingual mini-album, The Kitchen Table.
She now performs as a member of the Moncton indie folk band Les Hay Babies, that she formed with two fellow Accros de la chanson winners, Vivianne Roy and Katrine Noël.
Tickets for the Hôtesses d’Hilaire and Julie Aubé at the Capitol Theatre are now on sale at the Capitol Theatre Box Office, l’Escaouette, Frank’s Music, Monument Lefebvre, Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre and l’Université de Moncton, at $14.50 plus applicable fees. Tickets are also available by phone at (506) 856-4379 or 1-800-567-1922, or online at www.capitol.nb.ca.