Based in Montréal, Canada, Flying Joes evoke the raw power of pure 70’s rock, inspired by an authentic blues sensibility. Formed in January 2014, the trio of Syd Bedard (bass, vocals), JF Arsenault (guitar) and Thomas Brodeur (drums) has a contagious energy both live and on record. Bolstered by their modern rock sound, their festive roadtrip songs call to mind classic bands like Led Zeppelin and Cream.
In September 2015 Flying Joes will release their debut album “Let it out”, recorded with Award winning producer Glen Robinson (U2, AC/DC, BB King) and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, The Black Crowes, Soundgarden). Only a year and a half after their debut, the band has played close to 200 live shows. “Let It Out” was on the Top 25 Rock Albums of ITunes only a week after it’s release.
In August 2014, Flying Joes was the winner of the Nuits Blues Laurentides contest in the songwriter category with the song “I’ve Gone Missing”. The trio’s impressive wealth of experience shows in JF’s elegant guitar work, Syd’s powerful, soaring vocals, Thomas’ muscular, rock-solid drumming and well-crafted songs worthy of the greatest classic rock masterpieces.
Since March 2015, Flying Joes has been the house band of the prestigious Humour Aveugle gala, held at Montréal’s iconic Théâtre St-Denis, alongside well-known Quebec performers such as Louis-José Houde, Peter Mcleod, André Philippe Gagnon and Mike Ward. Also founding members of the French-language progressive rock band Jelly Fiche, Syd and Jay produced and directed two albums distributed and broadcast globally on rock radio stations. They have accumulated extensive stage experience over the years with their past projects, performed on stage with Steve Hill (Let’s Rock Musical), Hugo Lapointe, Sylvain Cossette, and toured in Canada, Europe, United-States and Asia.