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