The Box comes to Ottawa!

August 26th, 2014 by  |  Published in Show Announcements  |  3 Comments

The Box

When: Friday, September 5, 2014…8:00 pm
Where: The Brass Monkey, 250 Greenbank Rd., Ottawa, ON

Montreal-based band, The Box, formed in 1981 by singer/keyboardist/songwriter, Jean-Marc Pisapia, would achieve its greatest commercial success between the mid 1980’s to the early 1990’s. Their refreshing new wave/pop/rock sound produced chart topping hits like “L’Affaire Dumoutier (Say To Me)”, “Closer Together”, and “Ordinary People”, which saturated the Canadian music airwaves on both radio and video networks. In 1985, they were awarded Quebec’s coveted Felix award for group of the year, and nominated for a Juno award for most promising group. The group suffered a partial breakup of its members in 1992, and by 2003, Pisapia found himself with a completely new line-up, who have since been exploring the realm of prog/neo-prog rock, and art rock, ever present in their latest effort, “D’Apres Le Horla De Maupassant” (2009). Throughout the music’s artistic evolution over the years, Pisapia’s distinctive, wonderfully smoky vocals remain the constant thread.

The Box offer a show that shares some of its newer musical exploration as well as churning out the fan favorites of the past. Come and experience the odyssey of one of the greatest, most uniquely artistic Canadian bands of our time! To complete this great night of music, the evening will commence with Ottawa bands, The Ecstatic, and Sussex.

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  1. Andrew W Bradley says:

    September 2nd, 2014at 7:57 pm(#)

    I remember watching their video back in the day on Video Hits.

  2. Julie says:

    September 8th, 2014at 9:14 pm(#)

    I really enjoyed the show on Friday night. I was curious to know when and where Sussex was playing next but can’t seem to find info online. Any idea? Thx.

  3. Scott Martin says:

    September 9th, 2014at 1:21 am(#)

    Hi Julie,

    This is all I can seem to find online. Not much info –

    If I track down anything else, I’ll be sure to let you know.