October 4th, 2023
Love'n'Joy (Ukraine) & Dumai Dunai
at LIVE! on Elgin
with special guest Riishi Von Rex
Love’n’Joy is one of the most successful Ukrainian Indie-Rock bands with an international profile. Having played numerous shows all over Europe, including festivals such as Reeperbahn and Eurosonic Noorderslag, they have also shared the stage with bands like Kikagaku Moyo, Boogarins, The Shivas and Petrol Girls. Love'n'Joy's sound draws influences from Brit-Pop, 60s and 70s Psychedelia and elements of Indie Rock. Plenty of heavy guitars give their sound a rougher edge, and the strong, contemporary lyrics reflect the spirit of a new, resurgent Ukrainian culture. Since May 2022, the band has been touring to raise money for its campaign "Musicians Defend Ukraine," playing more than 70 shows across Europe. //
“An intelligent partying kind of a band.” - Songlines Magazine
Montreal-based Dumai Dunai has an eclectic sound. Formed in 2021, they bring the deep grooves of dub and the energy of punk rock to ancient Slavic singing styles and the euphoric fury of Balkan wedding brass bands. This band is on a mission, and the mission is to make you dance.
Lead singers Natalia Telentso and Eli Camilo sing and write lyrics in several languages, including Ukrainian, English, Serbian, French, and the diverse band has members originally from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Canada, and the USA.
Dumai Dunai has been honoured to share the stage with artists including the Barr Brothers, Socalled and Balaklava Blues, and have played festivals such as Pop Montreal, Ashkenaz Festival (Toronto), Mondo Karnaval (Quebec City), Newfoundland Folk Festival, and Bloor West Village Toronto Ukrainian Festival.
Featuring past and present members of Boogat, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Orkestar Kriminal, Bad Uncle, and Kaba Horo, Dumai Dunai is currently working on their debut album, to be released mid-2024.
Riishi Von Rex:
>Riishi Von Rex try to tell tall tales, invoke rainstorms and break old curses... allegedly
October 4th, 2023
220 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor
8:00pm Doors \\ 9:00pm Show
Tickets $15.00 in Advance \\ $20 at the door.