Thanya Iyer

 

In the year MMXII, Thanya started writing new songs but who would she choose to play in the band. Would she choose Alex (Pompey) to play bass? Yep. Would she choose Daniel Gelinas to play drums? Yep. Would she choose Simon Millerd to play trumpet? Yep. Would she choose Shaina Hayes to sing backup vocals? Yep. Would she choose Trey Anastasio (of Phish) to play guitar? Nope. Thanya doesn't have guitar in her band.

Having assembled an array of amazing artists, they began recording in a church with a moldy ceiling, a moldy basement, and of course a bedroom made out of pews while simultaneously playing at POP Montreal (while half of the band had strep throat), MURAL Festival (while a third of the band was performing in a bilingual "popera" about a surfers in New Jersey) and Shigawake Music Festival (Everyone was there and had a great time).

Having returned from a 3 week tour of Ontario/Maritimes/Quebec, no one is sick, no one is playing in any poperas, still no one is playing guitar and everyone is excited to release their debut album "Do You Dream?", an experiment of experimentation and songs coming together. Some might call it "songmentation". Or even, if you look at it as experimentation + songs augmenting each other you might say "Saugmentation".

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La voix de Thanya Iyer est un son qui vient de l'âme, qui flotte entre le son éthéré du piano et la résonance profonde de la contrebasse. Sa musique zigzague entre les lignes de toute une gamme de styles éclectiques et excentriques, s'inspirant principalement de la musique folk et du jazz. Sa musique et ses paroles sont la culmination de nombreuses expériences de vie que nous avons tous en commun.

Thanya a commencé à composer lorsqu'elle étudiait le violon classique au Collège Vanier de Montréal. Ce qu'elle attendait d'une éducation classique s'est enrichi à la découverte du folk, du bluegrass, des musiques du monde et du jazz. Sa curiosité multiculturelle une fois éveillée, elle s'est lancée à la découverte de ses talents musicaux dans ses racines ancestrales en Inde. L'un des grands moments de ce voyage a été l'apprentissage de la musique carnatique, que l'on entend dans plusieurs de ses chansons.

Inspirée par ses études et ses voyages, Thanya a ressenti le besoin de créer de la musique en collaboration avec d'autres artistes musicaux. La naissance de TEA, et la sortie de son premier album en 2012, s'est manifestée par des sons allant des harmonies à trois voix aux inspirations folk et aux mélodies de jazz. Elle s'est trouvée emportée par son amour de la voix et du piano jazz.

Le cheminement de Thanya l'a alors métamorphosée en compositeur solo et l'a conduite à créer son propre orchestre. Soutiennent et enrichissent sa vision musicale les musiciens de jazz de Montréal multi-talentueux que sont : Daniel Gelinas (YouYourself&I), qui crée de vastes paysages musicaux à la batterie, Alex Kasirer-Smibert (Pomptet), avec ses mélodieuses improvisations à la contrebasse, Simon Millerd (Nomad), chantant ses contremélodies débordantes de swing à la trompette et Shaina Hayes (Braidek), et sa voix de blues.

Ce groupe a sorti un EP en avril 2014 et se produit à Montréal et dans les environs. Sa vraie croissance s'est faite par une série de festivals dont Canadian Music Week et Les Escales improbables de Montréal. Le groupe prépare un disque d'inspiration folk et jazz qui sortira en 2016.

 

 


 

Do you Dream?

 

 


October 5, 2017

Detroit, MI

Spread Art

With Matthew Daher & Lexi

INFO

October 6, 2017

Ann Arbor, MI

Canterbury House, University of Michigan

With David Ward's Cool Socks

INFO

October 7, 2017

Chicago, IL

Hungry Brain

With Half Gringa, Ze'ev & Ohmme

INFO

October 10, 2017

Winnipeg, MB

Good Will Social Club – Winnipeg Jazz Festival

Thelonious monk Tribute Concert

INFO

October 12, 2017

Calgary, AB

Festival Hall – Calgary Folk Festival

Opening for The Moulettes

INFO

October 15 to November 28, 2017

Banff, AB

Banff Center for the Arts Residency

October 28, 2017

Kelowna, BC

TBA

October 29, 2017

Vancouver, BC

Gold Saucer

October 31, 2017

Seattle, WA

TBA

November 1, 2017

Eugene, WA

Sam Bond's Garage

Opening for Adam Hill

November 2, 2017

Portland, OR

TBA

November 5, 2017

Sacramento

Colonial Café

November 6, 2017

San Francisco, CA

Sofar Sounds

November 7, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

TBA

November 8, 2017

San Diego, CA

Soda Bar

With Hovvdy, Holling & Boxx Office

INFO

November 16, 2017

Columbia, MO

Café Berlin

November 17, 2017

St. Louis, MO

Foam

With Dubb Nubb

November 18, 2017

Cincinnati, OH

Listing Loon

November 20, 2017

Pittsburgh, PA

Welcome bak Studios

November 21, 2017

Rochester, NY

TBA

November 22, 2017

Burlington, VT

Light Club Lamp Shop

November 25, 2017

Montreal, QC

Resonance Café

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Past Events

2017-10-04 Sault Ste-Marie, ON
Gore Street Café

2017-10-03 Windsor, ON
The Phog Lounge

2017-10-02 Toronto, ON
Burdock With Merival & Omhouse

2017-09-30 Hamilton, ON
HAVN, local arts collective With Annie Shaw & Sarah Good

2017-09-29 Ottawa, ON
Bar Robo – Organized by local arts collective Debaser
With Sparklesaurus & Novusolis

2017-09-28 Montreal, Qc
CJLO Fall Folk Fest: Nomad Live, 9:30 PM

2017-09-19 Montreal, Qc
Casa Del Popolo With Deqn Sue + Krystale

2017-09-14 Montreal, Qc
POP Montreal: Quai Des Brumes, 9:30 PM With Magnolian,
Max Comeau & The Rising Few

2017-09-13 Montreal, Qc
Blanc de Blanc, 7 PM With MAWMZ + Eric Seguin (Raveen)

2017-07-17 to 20 Shigawake, QC
COCO FEST Shigawake Music Festival

2017-07-12 Moncton, NB
COCO FEST With SHYRE & Kyle Hutchines

2017-07-12 Fredericton, NB
Reads Café With Jane Blanchard & Will Pacey

2017-07-10 NYC, NY
Trans-Pecos With Wizard Apprentice, Real Clothes & ShaRa

2017-07-09 Baltimore, MD
The Bun Shop With Envy the Animals & Sugar Glass

2017-07-08 Montreal
The Plant With DF and Gnomedad

2017-07-07 Philadelphia, PA
Kung Fu Necktie With Gobbie Ghoul, Randy Scott Carroll & Weekend Athlete

2017-07-06 Woodstock, NY
Paul's House

2017-07-06 Montreal
Voskins

2017-06-29 Montreal
Resonance Café, 6 PM With Dan Misha Goldman

2017-06-27 Toronto, ON
D-Beatstro With Tip-Toes

2017-06-25 Detroit, MI
Light Box

2017-06-24 Chicago, Il
TBA

2017-06-23 Cincinatti, OH
The Listing Loon With the crew: Blossom Hall, Xoh, Jennifer Simone

2017-06-22 Columbus, OH
Apt show @ Cameron's House!! With Hello Emerson

2017-06-20 Philadelphia, PA
The Pharmacy With Eliza Edens & Lawn Talk

2017-06-19 New York, NY
Rockwood Music Hall

2017-06-18 Ridgewood, NY
Trans-Pecos With Common Holly, Small Wonder & Thanks for coming

2017-06-16 Allston, MA
House show With Katsu & Ploy

2017-06-15 Boston, MA
Neuroscience & Music Conference

2017-06-14 Portland, ME
Local Sprouts

2017-06-10 Montreal
Brasserie Beaubien With Future States, Manners & Betty & Veronica

2017-06-09 Montreal
The Plant With livestalk,lucashuang,sayton

2017-05-29 Montreal
Resonance Café With Renée Yoxon Quartet

2017-05-10 Montreal
Resonance Café With Nomad

2017-05-03 Montreal
Bar Le Ritz PDB Blue Skies Turn Black :
Sara-Danielle Lancement d'album

2017-04-29 Montreal
La Plante Bouteloua présente : Une soirée pour Chez Doris

2017-04-08 Montreal
La plante with / Rakam, Sparklesaurus, Thanya Iyer,
Matty Parker at La Plante

2017-03-06 Cincinnati, OH
The Comet with Ofir and Loathing and Shadow band

2017-03-02 to 05 Columbia, MO
True/False Film Festival

2017-02-28 Asheville, NC
Isis Music Hall

2017-02-26 Cincinnati, OH
Dada House

2017-02-25 Baltimore, MD
The Bun Shop

2017-02-24 Brooklyn, NY
Moose Lab

2017-02-23 Manhattan, NY
Rockwood Music Hall

2017-02-21 Brooklyn, NY
Muchmore's Desert Foxx EP Release show w/ Drama Section

2017-02-19 Montpellier, VT
Buch Spieler Records w/ Johnny Morris

2017-02-18 Burlington, VT
Light Club Lamp Shop w/ Lina Tullgren & Bethlehem Steel

2016-12-10 Montreal
Brasserie Beaubien with Snooker Emporium & Loon

2016-11-02 Montreal
The Living Womb with Anna Atkinson

2016-10-22 Chicoutimi
Bar à Pitons with Marianne Poirier

2016-10-21 Quebec
House Show TBA with Marianne Poirier

2016-10-18 Montreal
Divan Orange with Own Eerie & Sunburn freezerburn

2016-10-14 Montreal
La Plante with Jack, Bethlehem Steel, Common Holly

2016-09-30 Montreal
Reggies Bar – CJLO Fundraiser show
with The Frisky Kids & Nice Jacket

2016-09-22 Montreal
Le cagibi – POP Montreal

2016-09-03 Montreal
Resonance – ALBUM LAUNCH!

2016-08-27 Trois-Rivieres
Zénob – with Cosmophone

2016-08-11 to 14 Shigawake
Shigawake Music Festival & Agricultural Fair

2016-08-07 Moncton
Coco's House

2016-08-05 Fredericton
Same as Forever – with Sparrow

2016-08-04 Halifax
The Centre – with Shadow

2016-08-02 Quebec City
Le Knockout – with Marianne Poirier

2016-07-30 Toronto
Burdock – with Julie Arsenault and Merival

2016-07-29 Hamilton
HAVN – with Haolin Munk

2016-07-28 Kitchener
The Boathouse

2016-07-27 Guelph
The Cornerstone – with Bronwen Olson

2016-07-26 Peterborough
The Garnet – with Still looking!

2016-07-25 Ottawa
The Record Centre – with Lucila al Mar

2016-07-23 Montreal
Cagibi – with Cosmophone and Helena Deland

2016-07-20 Montreal
Bar le Ritz PDB – Concert bénéfice pour "Mavericks and the Monokini; PLAY BALL!"

2016-07-18 Montreal
Divan Orange

2016-07-16 Montreal
Ateliers Jean Brillant – Samedis St Henri

2016-07-14 Montreal
Blanc de Blanc – Kickdrum Backyard Sessions

2016-07-10 Montreal
Marche des Possibles

2016-06-23 Montreal
Casa Del Popolo

2016-05-25 Montreal
Blanc de Blanc – Kickdrum Backyard Sessions

2016-04-11 Montreal
Casa Del Popolo – Opening for Michelle Willis

2016-03-18 Montreal
Resonance Cafe – With the Bombadils

2016-01-16 Montreal
Kahwa Café – With Common Holy (Brigitte Nagar) and
N0rth KickDrum Winter Marathon

2016-01-09 Montreal
Cagibi – With Ada Lea (a.k.a Ali Levy)

2015-09-17 Montreal
Cagibi – Pop Montreal

2015-09-16 Montreal
Vanier College – Princess Project

2015-09-06 Montreal
Princess Project – Festival Les Escales Improbables de MTL

2015-08-27 Montreal
Coop Le Milieu – Princess Project

2015-08-13 to 16 Gaspesie
Shigawake Music Fair

2015-08-02 Montreal
Jazz in the Parc

2015-07-17 Montreal
O Patro Vys – Opening Act for Reuben War

2015-07-08 Montreal
Divan Orange – With Sweet Roger & Jesse Speed

2015-06-26 Montreal
Resonance

2015-06-24 Toronto
Holy Oak – With Emily Rockarts

2015-06-22 Stratford
Montforte

2015-06-21 Toronto
House Show @ Fiddy Ceen – With Merival

2015-06-20 Hamilton
Homegrown Hamilton

2015-06-20 Peterborough
Gallery in the Attic

2015-06-19 Ottawa
Pressed – With Claude Munson

2015-06-18 Montreal
Campagnons de Montreal Vernissage (18, rue Beaubien)

 

 



1.Water (Blue Room)

2.Daydreaming (Live at Redpath Hall)

3.Painting (Live at Redpath Hall)

 

 


For Booking, Questions or Teaching:

thanyaiyer@gmail.com

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Website Photo/Painting: Flore de Ris
Website Design: Léonie Clermont

 

 


1.Pomptet

2.TEA

3.Princess Project

4.Old Time Honey

5.Shlomo & Julie

6.Clementine

7.Nick Di Giovanni Quartet

8.Mcgill Beck Project