Blasé Blasé, “the band so nice they named it twice”, is an eclectic group from Victoria, BC Canada featuring Daniela Jackson (vocals), Tejas Collison (bass), Gavin Rose (drums), Guillaume Richards (guitar, arrangement), Jesus Estevez (vocals, keys, production), Isaac Kwiatkowski (Saxophone), and, the unofficial 6th member, Shane Blaq (vocals). Blending elements of live jazz, funk and conscious hip-hop, they have a sound as unique and diverse as its members. Their sound ranges from high-energy funk/disco songs that get the dance floor moving to slower, soulful jazzy tunes, reminiscent of The Roots, Erykah Badu, or even the late Mac Miller. When restrictions were dropped Blasé Blasé hit the ground running with a string of sold-out, high-energy shows and has been steadily making a name for themselves on Vancouver Island and the mainland. 2023 promises to be a big year for the group, with a string of critically acclaimed releases and festival bookings, this talented crew of misfits is making waves and reaching a wider audience with their unique brand of genre-blending music that seems to have almost universal appeal.
Favourite musician growing up:
Favourite musician now:
Guilty pleasure song:
Mark Morrison – Return of the Mack
Live show ritual:
Team massages with the Boom Boom.
Favourite local musician:
EP or LP?:
Seems like releasing singles is the way to go these days. I like a good LP though.
Early bird or night owl?
Night owl… too bad society isn’t structured to support our nocturnal preferences.
Road or studio?
Studio is where it’s at! We have a lot of fun jamming and recording.
Any shows or albums coming up?
We are playing a bunch of shows and recording over the spring/summer! We will be presenting at Laketown Shakedown, June 30 – July 2, 2023 on the beautiful Laketown Ranch in Cowichan, BC on the unceded traditional territory of Ts’uuubaa-asatx.
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Local Questions:
What is your favourite local restaurant?
Jones BBQ – 2 meat with brisket & pulled pork, tater tots & beans as a side
What is your favourite street in your city and why?
Dallas Road – right on the ocean, great views, cool spot to hang out.
What is your favourite park in your city and why?
Beacon Hill Park. They have peacocks!
What is your favourite music venue in your city?
Lucky Bar wins this one easily! Best music venue in town hands down.
What is your favourite music store in your city?