THE DAY DREAMERS
There’s no adventure quite like getting lost in a dream. The Day Dreamers have been wandering through one of their own since their female-fronted musical odyssey began in 2013 when guitarist/vocalist Ali Kouri and violinist/vocalist Tiana Grandili founded the group. Back then, the idea was to create indie-folk music inspired by some of their favorite artists - Half Moon Run, The Lumineers, Joni Mitchell, Of Monsters & Men, and Simon & Garfunkel - to create a unique but always inviting sound centered around three-part vocal harmonies.
Over the years, the Montreal-native group has become a melting pot of styles featuring a viral DJ and virtuosic arranger in drummer Cedric de Saint-Rome, a reflective and powerful voice in keyboardist and vocalist Stephanie Maier, and a creative playfulness in bassist Lou Raskin. The five members went to work crafting songs about dreams, adventure, love, and loss.
With their acclaimed 2016 debut album All Through The Night, the band found new dreams realized as they shared the stage with notable performers such as Randy Bachman and Andy Kim while they ventured to perform in a range of high-profile places.
With producer Dave Traina (The Damn Truth), The Day Dreamers put out their 2019 record Forever Again. Once again, the band’s sound is reinvigorated with energy, passion, and an inability to precisely pin-point a specific genre. Their latest single Set Me on Fire is set to release on October 15, 2021, marking the beginning of the end of one of the band's busiest years. In the month of October 2021 alone, The Day Dreamers performed at Osheaga in Montreal, featured on the Québecois talk show La Semaine des 4 Julie, and performed to a sold-out crowd at Petit Campus (MTL).
Ali Kouri // Vocals / Guitar
Tiana Desiree Grandilli // Vocals / Violin
Cedric de Saint-Rome // Drums
Stephanie Maier // Vocals / Keyboards
Lou Raskin // Bass