The Franklin Electric

spectrasonic.com presents

The Franklin Electric

Ellevator

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The 27 Club

Ottawa, ON

This event is 19 and over

tickets also available at Vertigo Records and both Compact Music locations


lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.

The Franklin Electric
The Franklin Electric
A flash of blue across the night sky. Electricity: it is life itself. The spark that fires the brain, the heart, the imagination. The spark that fires Jon Matte and The Franklin Electric. After their lightning-bolt breakthrough single This Is How I Let You Down, the Montreal band returns with a highly anticipated second album, Blue Ceilings, with music that’s ready to light up the night.

After entering and winning a Nashville songwriting competition over 8000 other bands from around the world, opening slots would follow: Ben Howard, Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, City & Colour, Half Moon Run. "Bonds are built, and when you tour, it all fuses together.” Matte says. The driving force of a singer-songwriter becomes a brotherhood of the road. Having found their tribe, they’d spend 2015 playing over 180 shows from Canada to Australia – three tours of Europe alone – with reviews ecstatic across the board.

Critics and fans were responding to Matte’s voice and his intuitive, compelling songwriting, but also to the singular, standout sound of an instrument still uncommon in pop: the trumpet. “Yeah, the horn’s always going to be a secret weapon,” Matte says, smiling. “Something I can pull out and people go ‘What the fuck’? To me it’s always been an anthemic instrument – it’s a battle call.”

The Franklin Electric steps up to the next level with Blue Ceilings: music that casts a spell, on a human scale. A mature, fully-formed sound that embraces the riddles of life and love. It is the human element. The spark. The drive is bigger than ever. The Franklin Electric and Blue Ceilings: lightning strikes, again.
Ellevator
Ellevator
Ellevator is an experimental-pop band from Hamilton, Ontario.
Frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche's nimble, raw lyricism is illuminated by a voice
like holy fire: blistering and purifying. Focussed guitar work dances with the
hypnotic timbres and soaring melodies of analog synthesizers. Deft lines and
dangerous grooves are intoned by a disciplined drum & bass combo. Chaos lurks
beneath the surface of Ellevator's tight motifs and rhythmic trances, erupting into
moments of prophetic ecstasy. Their live performances are wild affairs.
Brimstone at their heels, Ellevator's contagious energy turns rooms into reveries.
Ellevator is Mike Boyd, Elliott Gwynne, Nabi Sue Bersche & Tyler Bersche.
Venue Information:
The 27 Club
27 York St.
Ottawa, ON, K1N