Fri Aug 18

Mohawk & Nine Mile Records Present

The Breton Sound


Big Breakfast
A. Sinclair
Kevin Fox
8:00 PM · Indoor · All ages

Over the course of 3 self-released EP’s, The Breton Sound has crafted an on-going catalog of songs that are familiar, yet fresh. With influences ranging from Weezer to Muse, Foo Fighters to The Beatles, Oasis to Van Halen, the idea that the song should stick in your head has always been paramount, and the energy and volume needs to be there to back it up. On stage, the foursome (singer/guitarist Jonathan Pretus, guitarist Stephen Turner, drummer John Bourgeois, and bassist Joe Bourgeois) is live, loud, and fun. A high energy show has always been at the core of what the band does. Between Turner’s guitar fireworks, the Bourgeois brother’s solid and fierce rhythm section, and Pretus’ propensity for climbing speaker stacks or venturing out into the audience to join in sing alongs, a Breton Sound show isn’t just your standard guitar band show. Having brought their show to clubs and festivals around the south and midwest, including stops at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, New Orleans’ Jazz & Hertiage and Voodoo Music Festivals, Houston Beer Fest, and Gulfport Music Fest, the band’s growing reputation as a top-notch live act was recently echoed by in their coverage of the 2016 Voodoo Music Festival:“Their classic sound is a relative rarity this days, but seeing them live will instantly make you wonder why that's the case. The group's powerhouse performances are rapidly gaining a reputation throughout the region.” Paste Magazine named The Breton Sound “One of 12 Louisiana Bands You Need To Listen To.”Fresh off of being named the recipient of the Louisiana Music Prize, and under the guidance of long-time producer Tom Drummond (bassist for fellow New Orleans rockers Better Than Ezra), the band began tracking songs for a new release, which is planned for the fall of 2017. Having honed and refined the songs live over the years, the band feels that the new recordings make the strongest statement about their identity as a band. Brash, loud, fun, confident, and real.