On May 7, Lac-Saint-Jean’s five guys will present the result of a process begun in 2011. Responding on behalf of Slippery When Wet, their group will perform based on the repertoire of Bon Jovi. If it’s up to them, it will be the first of a long series.
To make it big, training booked Auditorium Fernand Bilodeau in Roberval, where she will point to 20h. With one stone two birds, it will offer three hours of music to benefit the small Emy-Rose Tremblay, a four year old reached of leukemia.
“The price of tickets is only five dollars and I want there to the world, especially since we take the opportunity to shoot a video promoting the show. It’s been five years that prepares and people will be surprised, “predicted the guitarist and singer Carl Boulianne.
He will assume the responsibilities of Jon Bon Jovi, while his comrade Carl Lapierre will follow in the footsteps of guitarist Richie Sambora. The other members of the training are Sabin Side (drums), Russel Boutin (bass) and Serge Duchesne (keyboards), the youngest of the group, since he arrived in 2013.
“We made two trips in the summer of 2015, in Saint-Felicien and Roberval. The scenic part was not completed, but it was ” trippy ”. We tested the chains, while focusing on sound and voice, “said Carl Lapierre.
Same, not the same
Slippery When Wet took the winter to refine the staging of the show of the same name. Perfectionists, musicians have worked from a list of songs based on 150 programs delivered by Bon Jovi over his long career.
“I analyzed each tune, and the interventions of Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. Carl lot like Sambora, which is not the case for me vis-à-vis Bon Jovi. For cons, the costumes are identical, as is the visual part, the animation and interpretation of songs, “explains Carl Boulianne.
He himself realized a dream as a fan of the band Bon Jovi since the 1980s is particularly attached to Jon Bon Jovi, a charismatic figure who was able to cope with the pitfalls of rock’n roll lifestyle. “He is intelligent, meticulous and the scenic ” Boutte ”. In addition, this is an outstanding singer, “says Jeannois.
Members of Slippery When Wet are all career in a field other than music. Realistic, they know that this project will not be their main livelihood, but say they are ready for any eventuality. You should know that training pays tribute to Bon Jovi are scarce on Quebec soil.
“I have seen others and I think we are creating a better atmosphere,” notes Carl Boulianne. Some shows will follow that of Roberval, in particular that of 11 June in St. Augustine, which will take place in the festival’s Note Madness.
“It does not force too this summer. We do not want to go too fast. Next year, however, the focus is on the promotional video for playing in the major festivals of the Lac-Saint-Jean, in addition to going to the Saguenay. Lots of hands to lift, “says singer and guitarist.