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artist Dany Laj

Montreal, QC, CANADA
Squirtgun
genres
New Wave, Punk
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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

May 28 Sudbury The Townehouse Tavern
May 29 Kirkland Lake The Polish Hall
May 30 North Bay The Raven and Republic
Jun 02 Windsor The Phog Lounge
Jun 03 Kitchener The Boathouse
Jun 04 Oshawa The Moustache Club
Jun 05 Toronto The Silver Dollar
Jun 06 Orangeville Barley Vine Rail Company
Jun 07 Hamilton This Ain’t Hollywood
Jun 08 London Call The Office
Jun 20 Montréal Bistro de Paris
Jul 03 Montreal L'Escogriffe
Jul 04 Ottawa Irene's
Jul 06 Moncton Plan B Lounge
Jul 07 Moncton Plan B Lounge
Jul 08 St. Andrews The Red Herring
Jul 09 Dartmouth Jacob's Lounge
Jul 11 Sydney Governor's Pub and Eatery
Jul 14 Stephenville Clancy's Pub
Jul 15 Corner Brook Flynn's
Jul 16 Deer Lake The Rockwood
Jul 17 Saint John's Distortions
Jul 18 St. John's Distortion
Jul 22 Saint John Pub Down Under
Jul 23 Charlottetown Fishbones
Jul 24 Edmundston Resto Bar Le Deck

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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