Archive for July, 2010

Red Light Saints – Montreal, Up In Smoke.

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Sup!

A couple weeks ago RLS played a pretty cool show in Montreal at the Kosa Arts Centre. It was a pretty highbrow event (at least for your average beer swilling, shaggy haired Red Light Saint). The event was filled with many members of the Latin community in Montreal and beyond. There was a 5 course meal, open bar and…free Hand rolled Cuban Cigars, dispersed by 2 nice young ladies in some Brazillian Carnival get-up…The event was hilarious:)…

Chad celebrates the fine art of Hand Rolled Cuban Cigars with 2 new friends...About to play a set.

Humberto rocked a little Latin set in the cigar tent. Johnny, Dan and I were huffin back on enormous Cubans and sippin Gin & Caronas. All these Latin big-wig dudes were scrambling to get photos with the Cigar Girlz…laughin it up, with wafts of smoke hovering around us…

Showtime…The Red Light Saints played an acoutstic set, on this enormous stage at the arts center. There were 2 pianos, all our gear and the gear of the 8 piece Cuban band that followed us ( …a Grammy winning band, led by some incredible Woman pianist in a yellow dress and her bass/percussion playing husband, nicknamed – El Pulpo-  ”the Octopus”..they were amazing).

Red Light Saints Acoustic set up in Montreal

The show was set up all classy-like…with tableclothes and crystal. It looked like a wedding…or awards show.  We rocked  light, jazzed up versions of some of the Red Light Saints songs we do in our rock set. We did Virtual Life, 4 Ur Luv, Frienship Song…seemed to go over well…don’t think anyone was expecting it;).

We also did a Version of our new Acousto-Blues tune “Lullaby”, with Humbe slappin the bongo and bass, Danny holdin down multiple precussions, Johnny had his Banjo and slide guitar in action. It was a sick version…hope to have the vid up soon.

We ended with a punky cover of the Beatles classic, Elanor Rigby…We’ve been doing that lately. A rare cover for RLS. It usually ends in chaos and feedback, but came off decently on AcoustX…the whole show was some real intimate, tasteful Red Light Saints…Good job , lads!

We were totally pampered with hotel rooms, Breakfast, Cigars, Dancers, Music, Liquor, Fine Foods and Good People…

Damn Good time had by all I would say…

Sinner/Songwriter,

Spaz/RLS

RLS- The District is open for business!!

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

So here we are in the District – The Red Light Saints Blog.

This is the place for the rants, raves, thoughts and inspirations, comments and opinions, hopes and nightmares, truth and propaganda…from the rock n’ roll trenches of the Red Light Saints….Ottawa’s musical orphans!!!

Things will be a bit more personal here. PG-13…with mature themes and scenes of nudity…At least that’s what were hoping for.
We really want to open the dialogue with any RLS fans out there and have a place where we can all bounce ideas, complaints , interests, poems, aspirations…Whatever’s Clever!
Speak your mind or forever hold your peace.

So come down to The District and take a stroll…
No rules!…Don’t “wait your turn” and don’t “keep your hands to yourself”! Say what the hell you wanna say…just spell our name right ;)

Keep er evil!
RLS