Femme Fatale (band)

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 Grainger is credited with playing percussion on Fire Baptism).Although Femme Fatale is seen as a side project of Death from Above 1979 it 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.
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 MSTRKRFT got started.
That's the whole story.
Sometimes good things come out of bad circumstances.
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, Sebastien Grainger on drums, and Jesse Keeler doing vocals.Keeler's Femme Fatale bandmate Andrew Scott went 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)

ee also

*Black Cat #13
*Death from Above 1979
*List of bands from Canada

External links

* [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]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Femme fatale (disambiguation) — A femme fatale is an archetypal character of literature and art.Femme Fatale may also refer to:In music: * Femme Fatale (song), a song by The Velvet Underground * Femme Fatale (Evdokia Kadi song), the Cypriot entry in the Eurovision Song Contest… …   Wikipedia

  • Femme Fatale (80s band) — Femme Fatale was a heavy metal band active in the 1980s. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, the band settled in Los Angeles and signed a recording contract with a subsidiary of MCA Records after an extremely well received showcase in 1987.… …   Wikipedia

  • Femme Fatale (Lied) — Femme Fatale ist der Titel eines Lieds der amerikanischen Rock Band The Velvet Underground mit der deutschen Sängerin Nico. Das Lied erschien erstmals 1966 auf der B Seite der Single Sunday Morning. Das Lied wurde auf bitten des Managers der Band …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Femme fatale — A femme fatale (plural: femmes fatales) is an alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetypal character of… …   Wikipedia

  • Femme Fatale (song) — Song infobox Name = Femme Fatale Caption = Single b/w Sunday Morning Type = Single Artist = The Velvet Underground and Nico Album = The Velvet Underground and Nico Released = December 1966 (single) March 1967 (album) track no = 3 Recorded = April …   Wikipedia

  • The Meligrove Band — Origin Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Genres Indie rock Years active 1997–present Labels Last Gang Records Nevado Recor …   Wikipedia

  • Cherchez La Femme — (Seek the Woman; proper French case is Cherchez la femme) is a song that was written and performed by Dr. Buzzard s Original Savannah Band with lead vocals by Cory Daye in 1976. It was later featured in the 1998 film, 54. The song s opening lyric …   Wikipedia

  • Dolly Mixture (band) — For the confection, see dolly mixture. Dolly Mixture Origin Cambridge, England Genres Alternative Post punk New Wave Indie pop Years active 1978–1984 …   Wikipedia

  • Civet (band) — This article is about the music group. For other uses, see Civet (disambiguation). [Civet] Origin Long Beach, California Genres punk rock Labels Hellcat Records W …   Wikipedia

  • Flint (band) — Flint were a musical project fronted by Keith Flint of The Prodigy. Flint consisted of Keith Flint (Lead Vocals), Jim Davis (Guitar), Kieron Pepper (Live drummer) and Rob Holliday (Bass), finally Tony Howlett (on drums).The band performed several …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”