The Aurian Haller Band playing at Le Cercle

Photo: Photo by Aurian Haller Band

Daniel Marcoux, Paul Hinton, Aurian Haller and Barry Nameth, members of the Aurian Haller Band.

The Aurian Haller Band will be performing at Le Cercle, at 228 rue St. Joseph Est, on Thursday, August 25 at 9:00 p.m. This will be their first concert in Quebec City since the launch of their latest album, Normal Town. LeZarts Studios is filming the show for Vox TV. This folk-rock quartet from Quebec City has already received great reviews for Normal Town which has played on over 27 radio stations across Canada this summer. One of their songs, “Island,” is presently number eight on CKRL’s hit parade.

The Aurian Haller Band is led by award-winning poet and singer/songwriter, Aurian Haller, and a talented group of musicians: Daniel Marcoux, Paul Hinton, and Barry Nameth. The quartet mixes up folk, rock and jazz for a contemporary folk sound, featuring a blend of steel guitar, string bass, cello, vibes, piano and acoustic guitar. At the heart of the music are Haller’s haunting lyrics. Haller has written several books and has won numerous national awards, including the Canadian National Magazine Award for poetry. His songs are reminiscent of Leonard Cohen, Donovan and Nick Drake, but also echo francophone influences such as Daniel Bélanger.

“Haller’s haunting voice and lyricism reflect a deeply personal journey. The band’s unique blend of folk, rock and jazz creates a harmonic landscape that reaches out and grabs you by the heartstrings. Close your eyes and walk,” said Jacqueline Czernin, CBC Radio One.