Well I don't even know where to begin with MTL! I was first brought to Qubec by lead singer of a popular political punk band called Grimskunk. I was 19 and didn't have any shows booked in the province but he liked me and hooked me up with with a few. What a legend!
My first show was at Festival De La Poutine in Drummondeville! We tried lobster Poutine as our virgin voyage into the Quebec custom. It was a bad move. Didn't try Poutine again for about two years.. I have since fallen in love with it totally and my favorite place in Montreal is Monge Mwa on Mont-Royal. We arrived in Montreal properly the next summer when we came and played Heineken stage at JazzFest. It was an incredible few days. I played two sets a day in a busy area. We started to really fall in love with the city and the record label, Indica, looked after us and made a home. Elmo and I have Vietnamese restaraunts all across three continents we go for the best Pho experience too... It's a bit of an obsession and hobby. one of our favorite places ever is in MTL. A place called My Cahn down on Saint Laurent. I'd say we're nearly regulars there.. I'm a big fan of the mountain and have shown three different Australian friends around it. Every time I've tried this I've ended up really lost looking for the big lake on top. I don't know how.. But it always happens. I love getting lost in there and I love how within 20 minutes walk from downtown you can be lost in the forest somewhere up a mountain. A few years ago I also got really into ' River Surfing' (pictured above) I found the best time of day was around 8.30 am. After the hardcore 'I work 9-5 but still surf everyday at 6am' kind of people and before the more cruisy 'I smoked a lotta weed last night and I like my sleep' kinda people. I'd often get it with just a few others. I made good friends with a lot of the local surfers. Very happy to say I'll be playing a show in this beautiful city this Tuesday night at Club Soda made possible by Greenland Productions and Preste! Also playing is Trevor Hall. There are still tickets available here; www.kimchurchill.com/shows