- Femme Fatale (band)
Femme Fatale, an
East York, Ontario-based band, is Jesse F. Keeler’s solo project. Although it is considered a solo project, the band consists of seven people when playing live shows. In the studio, Jesse plays all the instruments, sings all the vocals, and writes all the songs on each recording. Jesse says he will work on Femme Fatale as long as he is in the music business. He says it is his "journal of life written into songs". Jesse is also working on releasing a fourth Femme Fatale album. Although the release date of this album in currently unknown because Jesse is finding it a challenge to match the lyrical quality of " From the Abundance of the Heart, the Mouth Speaks".
The brainchild of
Jesse F. Keeler, Femme Fatale could be recognised as a more hardcore sounding alternative to Death from Above 1979. Jesse plays all the instruments, does all the vocals, and writes all the songs on each recording ( Sebastien Graingeris credited with playing percussion on Fire Baptism).Although Femme Fatale is seen as a side project of Death from Above 1979it didn't start out that way. In Jesse's own words, this is how it all came about:
Al-p was in a band called the Spiral Hill with half the people in Sick Lipstick. I was in a band called Standing 8 and we had just broken up. Me and the keyboard player from Standing 8 stole the bass player and singer from Spiral Hill and became Black Cat #13. Al-p recorded the Black Cat #13 records.There was a live band for a while, but no one in the band could keep up with the brutal touring of this insane project. Often at the end of nights, white guitars would be red with blood. There are no lyric sheets from the first two albums, because JFK didn't want them released to the public for many reasons. The members of the touring Femme Fatale band were, Scott Henderson on bass, Robin Young on keyboards, Andrew Scott, Kevin Marchand, and A.Dixon playing guitar,
Black Cat was a frustrating band to be in so I started Femme Fatale while it was still happening. I met Seb when I was trying to find a drummer to play in Femme Fatale. That's how Death from Above got started. Al and I kept recording together and that's how
That's the whole story.
Sometimes good things come out of bad circumstances.
Sebastien Graingeron drums, and Jesse Keeler doing vocals.Keeler's Femme Fatale bandmate Andrew Scottwent on to join The Meligrove Band.
2002" Fire Baptism" ( EP)
2002" As You Sow, So Shall You Reap" ( EP)
2004" From the Abundance of the Heart, the Mouth Speaks" ( EP)
*Black Cat #13
Death from Above 1979
List of bands from Canada
* [http://www.myspace.com/femmefatalefemmefatale Official Myspace Page]
* [http://www.lastgangrecords.com/femmefatale Official Site]
* [http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/femme-fatale/index.html Femme Fatale Discography]
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