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 with vocalist/guitarist Ali Kouri and violinist Tiana Grandilli. The idea has always been to create honest, folk-rock music.
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. Crafting introspective songs about growing up, realizations, love and loss, the band has always prided themselves in being able to connect with their listeners, through both their songs and live performances. Through their exciting and thoughtful rhythmic arrangements, their dreamy three-part female vocal harmonies and the lustrousness of the violin, The Day Dreamers create captivating and mesmerizing performances that leave viewers in a musical trance.
In 2019, The Day Dreamers put out their second record Forever Again with producer Dave Traina (The Damn Truth). Once again, the band’s sound was reinvigorated with energy, passion and an inability to precisely pin-point a specific genre. The band has performed across Quebec and Ontario, with some notable highlights being Osheaga (2021), La Semaine des 4 Julies TV show (2021), Canadian Music Week (2021), the Festival du Cirque (2019), the Grey Cup Festivities (2017) and opening for Randy Bachman and Andy Kim at Starlight Foundation’s Strangers in the Night (2016).
The Day Dreamers are currently in pre-production for their 3rd studio album, composed entirely of English and French songs written during the pandemic.
“Raw talent blossoming before us […] Serious indie sounds worthy of notice”
- Randal Wark, Montreal Rocks
“A swell of rich, sombre sound.”
- Kathryn Greenaway, Montreal Gazette
“With dreamy harmonies, soothing violins and haunting acoustics this team of virtuoso’s will leave you in knots of emotions – a true testament to the power of music.”
- Chelsea Cosgrove, Outlet Mag (Australia)
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