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 Grandilli 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 and Men and Simon and Garfunkel - to create a unique but always inviting sound. Above all, the music centered around the ethereal beauty of 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 made up of the sharpest of cries and the most soulful of tones that can only be conjured by the deepest of dreams.
With their acclaimed 2015 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 (CBC Searchlight’s regional top 10, Grey Cup festivities in Ottawa, 2019 Jim Beam talent search). At the same time, the band sparked interest as they were featured in pieces by various news media such as the Montreal Gazette, Global TV, Breakfast Television, CHOM, 94.7 FM and many more.
With producer Dave Traina (The Damn Truth), The Day Dreamers put out their latest record Forever Again on August 9, 2019. Once again, the band’s sound is reinvigorated with energy, passion and an inability to precisely pin-point a specific genre. Much like a vivid dream, the band is familiar and adventurous but likewise expansive and idiosyncratic. With all The Day Dreamers’ continuing successes, they remain a band that grows together, laughs together, and above all, dreams together.
“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)
2017: CBC SEARCHLIGHT REGIONAL TOP 10 FINALISTS