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artist Dany Laj

Montreal, QC, CANADA
Squirtgun
genres
New Wave, Punk
plays
4,080

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biographical info

Dany Laj and The Looks

 

Songwriter Laj (Lajeunesse), born and bred in Kirkland Lake, a rural gold-mining camp six hours north of Toronto, is no stranger to being a small town kid growing up in a secluded northern town. Having toured the country and playing any stage he can find, Laj is now in the position to work out his own musical vision, and so far the results have been very exciting. Laj's heartfelt songs seamlessly meld together elements of rock, folk, and country, without straying too far from the power-pop roots that give the tunes a certain joie de vivre, with nods to tunesmiths like Nick Lowe and Paul Westerberg. The narrative weaved together by Laj's powerful yet unpretentious lyrics tells the tale of the Northern Ontario kid trying to find his way south, ultimately to Montreal, by way of Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, and everywhere in between, with stories of finding love, cross-country tours, and broken-down vehicles, but ultimately retaining a strong sense of humour and hope which lies within memorably catchy hooks and intertwining harmonies between Laj and bassist Jeanette Dowling. Dowling and drummer Alexandre Bigras as The Looks, Laj's crack rhythm section, is rounded out by new recruit Alexandre Fecteau's '70s throwback keyboard and sax, providing a rock-solid foundation and perfect complement to Laj's quirky pop sensibilities, rendering Dany Laj and the Looks an unstoppable force just waiting to win your heart

influences

Rural Northern Ontario
Word On The Street
Squirtgun Records
May, 2015
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Telepathic Voices
Independent
November, 2012
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"The Match"
Independent
November, 2010
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upcoming shows

Mar 30 Toronto Cadillac Lounge
Mar 31 Hamilton This Ain’t Hollywood
Apr 01 London Call The Office
Apr 02 Montreal TRH Bar
Apr 03 Ottawa Maverick’s
Apr 04 Sudbury The Townehouse Tavern
Apr 05 Thunder Bay The Apollo
Apr 06 Winnipeg Pyramid Cabaret
Apr 07 Saskatoon Amigo's
Apr 08 Edmonton 9910
Apr 10 Calgary Ship and Anchor Pub
Apr 12 Nelson Royal On Baker
Apr 14 Enderby Lorenzo's Cafe
Apr 15 Vancouver Astoria
Apr 16 Kelowna Doc Willoughby's
Apr 17 Seattle lo fi
Apr 18 Portland The Know
Apr 20 Bozeman The Filling Station
Apr 22 Minneapolis Eagles Club
Apr 23 Milwaukee Club Garibaldi's
Apr 24 Rockford Mary's Place
Apr 25 Chicago Subterranean
Apr 26 Dekalb The House Cafe
Apr 27 Cleveland Happy Dog
Apr 29 New York Cake Shop
Apr 30 Brooklyn The Acheron

Video

Dany Laj and The Looks - Best Thing In Town 2:44

Dany Laj and The Looks - Best Thing In Town

Filmed and Directed by: Cory Bruyea

Edited by: Luke Higginson

Dany Laj and The Looks - Mr.Rebound 2:53
Dany Laj - The Match 2:43

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