I want to start by saying that I am honored to be part of the band. I’ve always loved their music and had a great respect for the talented musicians and writers that they are.
Suburban party with Frank in the early 90s
Just like the guys of Mobile, I’ve been making music since I was a kid. They were from Lorraine and I was from Fabreville but we all went to the same high school and had many friends in common. In 1992, Frank Williamson and I played on the same stage with our bands at a mutual friend’s house party. I still remember his solo of The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin. I thought to myself: OMG! This guy is killing it!
I would never have imagined that we would be in the same band 30 years later!
My project with Dom Viola
In 1997 I founded the band The Brahms with Dominic Viola, a few years before he joined Mobile. We did some gigs and wrote a lot of songs. Dom truly is a good guy, passionate and hard working. We had a lot of fun making music together. We even built a small booth in my parents’ basement and the ceiling is still there lol!
It’s pretty special to be his successor in Mobile and I think he’s happy about it too.
Touring and record deal
Over the years, I was part of several music projects and in the early 2000’s I got to tour in Europe and Asia with my band, Stereomovers. We had a Depeche Mode inspired electro sound. We were signed with a small American label from Washington D.C. and we also released a few singles on various European labels.
In 2007, we were about to sign with the American major Atlantic Records but unfortunately, the A&R that was supporting us lost his job two weeks after our showcase and the deal fell through.
Just like for the guys of Mobile after the “Tales from the city” period, it was an extremely difficult and discouraging time. The project died out a few months later.
The Polista years with Mat
I met Mat Joly in a bar in 2011. We had a couple of drinks and talked about music all night. We decided to write a song together and wrote “Open up your heart”. Since we liked the same music and still had the desire to make a career out of it, we founded the band Polista. We did some gigs in Montreal and Toronto and we were even about to sign with a label in Toronto. But after a few years of hard work without a result we decided to put an end to the project in 2017.
Joining the band
After Dom Viola left Mobile, I got a call from Mat asking if I was interested in joining the band. I said yes with great enthusiasm and today I am part of this beautiful adventure. Last December I did my first concert with the band for the 24h Tremblant. I’m very happy to have broken the ice and can’t wait to get on stage with them again!
It’s March 2023, a great album was just released, shows are coming and I’m sure the best is yet to come.
Very happy to be part of the family