In 2013, singer/instrumentalist Eric Seguin and producer/instrumentalist Stokely Diamantis formed Raveen after attending a Mount Kimbie concert together at Montreal’s SAT. In 2014, drummer Peter Colantonio joined and finalized the trio that performs and records together as Raveen almost a decade later. The group performed live in Montreal, Toronto, New York and elsewhere for years while developing the songs that would form 2017’s “Always”, their debut LP. After performances at Montreal’s Festival International de Jazz, POP Montreal, the PHI Centre and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Stokely was forced to return to the United States, derailing the recording of Raveen’s sophomore album. Raveen adapted, releasing collaborations with local favourite Gayance on her Polaris Shortlisted Album “Mascarade” and with hip-hop duo THe LYONZ, and Eric set out on the road to present solo versions of Raveen’s live set in support of Ghostly Kisses.
The pandemic kept Raveen members separated by a border for years, until recently when they were able to rejoin producer/engineer Austin Tufts of Braids to complete work on the recordings now slated for release in 2023 and 2024. As these songs, as well as collaborations with Nick Henriques, Lost Prince and others are finally able reach followers of the project, Raveen remains steadfast in constantly looking for new and truly original ways to blend their electronic music influences into vocal-performance-driven songs with feeling.
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