Dany Laj and The Looks


Songwriter Laj (Lajeunesse), born in Notre-Dame-du-Nord QC and bred in Kirkland Lake ON, a rural gold-mining camp six hours north of Toronto, is no stranger to being a small town kid growing up in a secluded northern town. Having toured the continent and playing any stage he can find, Laj is now in the position to work out his own musical vision, and so far the results have been very exciting. Laj’s heartfelt songs seamlessly meld together elements of rock, folk, and punk, without straying too far from the power-pop roots that give the tunes a certain joie de vivre, with nods to tunesmiths like Nick Lowe and Paul Westerberg. The narrative weaved together by Laj’s powerful yet unpretentious lyrics tells the tale of the Northern Ontario kid trying to find his way south, ultimately to Montreal, by way of Sudbury, North Bay, Toronto, and everywhere in between, with stories of finding love, cross-country tours, and broken-down vehicles, but ultimately retaining a strong sense of humour and hope which lies within memorably catchy hooks and intertwining harmonies.

Laj and his Looks have shared the stage with such acts as Wreckless Eric, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, The Rubinoos, Teenage Head, The Fleshtones, Jim Jones Revue, Holly Golightly, The Sadies, Bloodshot Bill, Sonny Vincent, Walter Lure, Andy Shernoff, Paul Collins Beat, The Nils, and Baby Shakes, to name a few.


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Canadian Beats sit down for five questions with Dany Laj and The Looks!


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Dany Laj and The Looks’ new single “Left Right To One” is featured in the latest edition of Alan Cross Official’s New Music from the Inbox!


Hear Dany Laj and The Looks’ new track “Left Right to One” over at Rock The Pigeon Music Blog!


PREMIERE! Dany Laj and The Looks have a brand new video, check it out at The Vinyl District!