January 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Join your favourite local pop band, with guest appearances from members of The Ghomeshi Effect cast.
The PepTides is a nine-member band with a distinctive larger-than-life pop sound. The five vocalists and four instrumentalists draw on funk, electronic and disco influences. They have been described in the press as “the B52’s crossed with The Manhattan Transfer backed by Arcade Fire.”
A snapshot of Canadian diversity, The PepTides is an eclectic community of musicians with a rainbow of identities: girls and guys, gay and straight, English and French, black and white and in between, Ukrainian, Mexican, Guyanese, Cree, Acadian, Armenian and Scottish.
The group is noted for its extravagant live performances featuring thick vocal harmonies, theatrical choreography and colourful visuals. The PepTides’ songs juxtapose upbeat music with lyrics that comment on far-reaching themes like love, hate, revenge, sex, religion, war—and getting ready for dates.
Photo on right by Andre Gagne.