RAC Concert Showcase Announcement

Recording Arts Canada is pleased to announce that Tracer Flare, FM Hi Low, Ben Cardilli and Syzzors will be performing at RAC's 5th Concert Showcase, at Sala Rossa on Wednesday, April 23th @ 7pm.

The event is free.  The show will be well attended by industry professionals, label reps, engineers, studio owners, and producers so there will be plenty of networking opportunities for both the talent and the crew. The production will be staged by RAC students and mentors.

Here's a quick summary of these fine acts:


Montreal band Tracer Flare have an interesting and eclectic style, with a refreshing originality and subliminal presence on the retro pop-rock spectrum, spanning the post-punk, new-wave and prog.

The quartet formed at the end of 2010, and have built a cohesive songwriting entity and shared creative vision. They released their prog-pop laden EP “Among Us” in March 2012, followed by a circuit of the city’s major venues. Shortly after they released their sophomore EP Black Box in November 2012. In 2013 they embarked on a summer tour around the province of Quebec, to capitalize on the early momentum generated including Envol & Macadam festival.

The quartet is presently writing new songs to go in studio this winter for a first LP. It will be produced by Jace Lasek (Patrick Watson, Young Galaxy, Wolf Parade) at Breakglass Studio.

Tracer Flare band members are:
Daniel Stein, Guitar; Marc Morin, Vocals; Max Tay, Synths; Frank Roberts, Drum; Jerome Payette, Bass.


An overall ¨joie de vivre¨, this is the feeling conveyed by FM Hi Low.

FM Hi Low is the evolution of sound and personal explorations by multi-instrumental musician and singer Fraser MacDougall. A sound and vision he has achieved by spending a lot of time developing his craft in front of live audiences and professional studios all over Canada, U.S.A, Australia, New Zealand, and Jamaica. For the past twelve years MacDougall has been playing music and enjoying pursuits into different climates and cultures while having adventures and conversations with people from all walks of life. As a result FM HI LOW resonates with a universally appealing frequency of positivity, unity, the pursuit of knowledge and self actualization.

Going beyond the role as musical entertainment, FM Hi Low is more of a movement of social consciousness. MacDougall embraces the pop melody as a form of mass communication and music as a tool for positive change. His lyrics have a deep consciousness for the earth and generosity for the human spirit, carrying messages that are attuned to the protection and conservation of nature andhuman rights.

Band Members are: Alain Burr, Bass and Bass Synth; Bryan Curtis, Drums, Fras, Vocals, Guitar, Keys.   


Ben Cardilli Band is an assembly of dedicated musicians from Montreal determined to offer a unique & honest brand of modern rock. The band fuel their passion for creating and performing, innovative, yet accessible music with the free melodic vision of 90’s alt-rock. From Ben’s dynamic solo performances to the blasting and atmospheric audio assault one can expect from the full band, audiences have yet to disagree that these guys are on to something special.

As a relatively young band, BCB has already built a name for themselves by opening for renowned Canadian folk act Brian Byrne (I Mother Earth); making the finals in the prestigious inter-provincial competition Omnium Du Rock; and playing esteemed Canadian festivals such as Canadian Music Week, where they rocked the impressive Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto..

Band members are: Ben Cardilli, Lead vocals, Guitar; Chris See Hoye, Lead Guitar, Vocals; Michael Kamps, Bass; Pascal Beauregard, Drums. 


Syzzors is a Montreal-based electronic trio with a dark sexy vibe, mesmerizing vocals, hypnotic bass lines and powerful beats. Syzzors was formed in 2012 when 2 childhood friends decided to bring together Raphëlle’s guitar work and beautiful melodies with Gabriel’s electronic beats and synth sounds. Their played their first show a year later and were joined later by Lisandre, the percussionist, adding a touch of groove to their live performances.

They have performed all over the Montreal scene, with Eliza, Foreign Diplomats, Le Rabot, Ylang Ylang and P.A.P.A. Their fresh and unique sound is something worth keeping an eye on.

Group members are : Gabriel Tremblay, Keyboard, Sampler; Raphaëlle Chouinard , Vocals, Guitar, Percussion; Lidandre, Percussion. 

Catch a great night of music from some of Montreal's finest young artists ! Come out to RAC's 5th Concert Showcase.

Date: April 23, 2014.   Entry: Free    Doors Open: 7:00PM 

Location: La Sala Rossa, 4848 boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2T1R5

For more information, please contact: montreal@recordingarts.com or call 514-286-4336.

Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/291695300981539

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