Big Fat Pie – Live at Il Motore – June 15th, 2013 – Montreal, Quebec

Il Matore is a small venue, with a great sound. Aside from the place smelling like fish, it is definitely a fun place to see a show! The crowd was very minimal tonight due to Montabello’s Rock Fest happening this weekend. Sadly, the boys played for about 10 people. I had a cider, and sat back to enjoy the show. It was very intimate.

Aside from a few technicality issues at the beginning of the show, with Jake’s (bassist/guitars/vocals) bass being too low, the overall set sounded beautiful.

Three men, with beautiful musical talent. Enough said. Julien (guitars/bass) and John (drums) wore the same red t-shirt. When I asked them about this, they said it was not on purpose. Jake was rocking an all white outfit. “We are representing Canada!“, says Jake.

I really loved when the guys played L.A.88. “The song is about the times when L.A. was really exploding with good music – it introduced me to a lot of amazing bands like the Chili Peppers, and Janes Addiction.” says Jake. Jake introduced the song on stage as a “warm comfortable place”.

Jake Godfrey (vocals/guitar/bass), Julien Gacek (guitar/bass), and John Patterson (drums) are a three piece band from Montreal, Quebec. They have been playing together for two and a half years. The show made it seem like they have been playing longer than that. Julien played sick guitar solo’s during their third song, “Sparks not Question Marks”. Jake’s voice is very powerful. He can hold a note! I was completely blown away. His voice has a “Jeff Buckley” feel. John Patterson has been playing drums since ’95, and was really tight. I highly recommend seeing a Big Fat Pie show.

Written & Photographed by Liz Imperiale

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Liz, founder and CEO of Bucketlist, Canada's first female-owned music webzine, is an avid lover of music and the arts who brings a rich, artistic background to every aspect of her life. As a child, she sang in a choir and has been playing keys on and off for 15 years. Liz’ musical inclinations coupled with her love of art allowed her to pursue a degree in media/marketing/design. After 20 years working in the music industry, booking raves, shows, handling promotion management, and managing artists she decided to form a webzine called Bucketlist Music Reviews. The zine was a medium for her to be able to help musicians gain some recognition that they deserved. She has taken advantage of this experience and pushed her career further in Public Relations and Social Media Management. Because of Liz’ wide knowledge and musical taste she DJs as well, blasting your favourite 80s and 90s tunes. If you find DJ Lizard Queen spinning in your town do not miss out - you may just have the time of your life.

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