The Jon Cohen Experimental is the brainchild band of Montreal musician & songwriter Jonathan Cohen. Having been a key member of such diverse and popular bands as The Dears, The Social Register and many more, Jon formed his own group in the spring of 2006 as a response to over a decade of service to the prolific Montreal music scene. The result was a beautifully crafted self-titled debut album that although released independently, still created a buzz amongst indie cohorts. Jon and his band charted, toured and played festivals such as Pop Montreal. They were also featured on radio shows like CBC's Brave New Waves and The Signal. They were nominated for best pop album in 2008 with GAMIQ (l'initiative indépendante de musique du Québec). Today, The Jon Cohen Experimental have just unleashed their sophomore album aptly titled "Behold". It was recorded by maverick producer David Draves (Julie Doiron, Gentleman Reg, Kathleen Edwards) and features some great musicians like Angela Desveaux, Evan Cranley (Stars) , Liam O'Neil (Stills) and Murray Lightburn (Dears).
The record was released in September in a large empty swimmng pool at Montreal’s Bains Matthieu with visual artists litteraly “painting” the band’s incredible music live!. Jon is currently on a three month mega tour in 2011 (called the Pilgrim tour). He is stopping in 40 cities across Canada and the United States. He is doing the entire tour on a greyhound bus!
The Jon Cohen Experimental’s unique, genre-defying music can be described as a thought and mood-provoking blend of pop rock, which pulls from a variety of musical traditions offering a unique take on modern alternative music. Jon’s lyrical content makes poetic commentary on human nature’s destructive habits and its potential for greatness. All the while touching on modern life, spirituality and the human condition.
Discography: Self-Titled LP (2006/Independent) Live at the Duncan Garage (2008) Behold (2010/Independent) Current Lineup: Jonathan Cohen: Vocals, guitars, piano and keys. Ken Martin: Bass, backing vocals. Sebastian Côté: Drums, percussion, electronics & backing vocals. Contact Info: www.myspace.com/thejoncohenexperience Sonicbids: http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=158894 email@example.com
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