So, at 9, 10 and 12, we raised over $150,000 playing music in the streets and donated it to Haiti. Then, we decided to come here to film the lives of kids and share it in classrooms, using rock and roll. We’ve been here 5 days and today we went to Kenscoff, back into the back of the truck for another drive through Haiti…
We visited Our Little Brothers and Sisters Orphanage
and played a show…
After the show, we ate and slept with the orphans, to get an idea of what life is like for them.
When Theory of a Dead Man had to cancel their Bluesfest performance due to illness… Brothers Dube wound up playing for alot of their fans who had nothing else to do… so we’re used to warming up the crowd for Theory of a Dead Man!!!
Show your support for us and let them know we’re not too young to get the job done!!!!
If you’re on Facebook, then “like” our post at http://www.facebook.com/theoryofadeadman?sk=wall&filter=1
Jan 27 – 7PM – All ages/Licensed event
The Balderchin Inn Pub, Merrickville
$5 in advance/$10 at the door
Tickets available online at: http://brothersdubejan272012.eventbrite.com/
Ok so it’s raining pretty bad out, we’re in a train yard outside downtown Toronto playing Euchre and we’re talking about music (for a change) and the subject of “all time best guitar solos” comes up… and Quinn and Jan say David Gilmore’s solo in Time, from Dark Side of the Moon and Liam says it’s Comfortably Numb. Dad says Neil Young’s solo from Cinnamon Girl (wonder if he’s being sarcastic?). What do you think?
Quinn, our drummer, get a lot of ribbing and brotherly grief for wearing his Habs jersey when we think he should wear his Sens jersey. Yes he has a Sens jersey.
Saturday night he was among friends when Dad took him to the Montreal Canadians (les Canadiens). It was a night off from performing on the CP Holiday Train, but Quinn was getting it on at the hockey game. Check it out…
We were at Scotiabank Place, getting ready for a performance for the United Way (Sens Sational Sunday). We’re testing our new git’awkee sticks (more on that later). After our sound check we go down to ice level to relax. There are a bunch of announcements… United Way thanks its donors and volunteers with events like these to show their appreciation to those who help make Ottawa a better place.
While we listen to the announcements, we hear about the Community Builder Award, which honors Ottawa’s outstanding volunteers who make Ottawa a better place. Award recipients are also honored by having their names inscribed on the Wall of Inspiration at Ottawa City Hall. That’s pretty cool. While we listen to all this, (Quinn staring at the Jumbotron wondering how long until we eat, Jan trying to remember where he put those square batteries that go in his wireless transmitter, and Liam wishing he had access to Wi-Fi), suddenly we hear the name of the winner, “THE BROTHERS DUBE!!!”
In perfect Harmony, Quinn, Jan, and Liam say, “Hunh?”
Jan had only a few words to the crowd, “I’m really glad to see people are recognizing these efforts.”
Thank you from all of us to the kind folks at the United Way and CJOH for taking the time to recognize us. You folks are a class act…
Click on the picture to read more about it…
United Way Community Builder Award at Scotiabank Place
CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO “ONE” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YhEW9Egp6k
After hours of careful planning and packing and wrapping effects pedals and street amps in underwear socks, pajamas, and Brothers Dubé T-shirts, at the airline check-in counter we had to tear it all out and distribute the weight among our luggage because one bag was over the weight limit. So much for protecting our gear. We pulled the cymbal bag out of one of our bags and made it carry on.
After explaining our situation – internationally famous rock stars in our own minds – they were kind enough to waive the rest… So we BARELY got our equipment on the plane and headed through security with too much carry on.
After an acoustic jam in the boarding lounge (didn’t know u need elf fingers to play mandolin!!!) we boarded the plane and went to “airplane mode.” We crossed our fingers, hoping our gear made the trip in one piece. In the photo, Liam and Jan show their deep… uh, concern for the equipment, “Where’s lunch, man?!”
We arrived in Dublin at 830 am local time. It’s cloudy and cool. Dad rented a 7-person van, which when he saw it, he thought it was a sedan! Once he realized it WAS a van he got in to start it only to realize there was no steering wheel. He found a steering wheel on the other wide. He got out, walked around to the other side, got it and yup, there was the steering wheel. After we packed all our gear into it we drove to our aunt and uncles for a Fry… yup a fry. A fry is thick salted bacon (rashers), Irish sausages, blood pudding, eggs, and soda bread. It’s a traditional Irish breakfast. Now that we met our cholesterol quota for the week it’s off to the west coast… A three-hour drive across the emerald isle on one hour of sleep!
Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest started July 5 and we will be/were/are there! Catch us busking outside almost every night.
On July 5 at 7:45 p.m., on the Claridge Stage, we accepted a donation of $10,000 from Claridge Homes on behalf of the Kanpe Foundation!
Left to right: Shawn Malhotra (Claridge Homes), Louise Malhotra, Quinn Dubé, Jan Dubé, Liam Dubé, Solange Blanchard (Kanpe Foundation) Photo: Craig Senior
Backstage with the Flaming Lips
We had only a couple of minutes to chat with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips before we accepted the donation from Shawn Malhotra of Claridge Homes and the Flaming Lips started their show. We all love Pink Floyd!!!
Some of the performers for the Flaming Lips. We promised we would post their pics on our web site. Promise kept!
See more pics HERE.
July 9 is our CD Release Party right there on the street, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.. Remember that $1 from every CD goes to the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.
Just joining us? Join us! We are the Brothers Dubé.
Here is some music from our upcoming debut album, due for release in May. ENJOY!
If you enjoyed that, would you believe we are only 10, 12, and 13 years old. If you did not enjoy that, then we are 10, 12, and 13 years old. Did we mention that we are 10, 12, and 13 years old? We are:
- Quinn, drums and vocals (10)
- Jan, vocal and bass (12)
- Liam, amazing guitar, but he can’t sing a note LOL (13)
We’re Canada’s youngest rock band, and we make no excuses with our age. We raised over $100,000 for charity. To continue the drive, we are releasing an album. 50% of the proceeds from our album “ONE” will be donated to the Kanpe Foundation to help hundreds of Haiti’s poorest families become financially self-reliant. Grammy Award-winning artists Arcade Fire will match these donations, dollar-for-dollar up, to $1-million. Is that cool, or what?
You can buy a CD in advance by clicking here and leaving us your contact information.