The voice hits Granby

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Staff, Granby

Dany Flan­ders was at the Saint-Am­broise in Granby, last Thurs­day, and we de­cided to give him a visit. Af­ter all, the venue is your stan­dard restau­rant bar, out­side of the fa­mil­iar ter­ri­tory where the lo­cal boy was a star be­fore he was anointed as one by ‘La Voix’, the TVA adap­ta­tion of the in­ter­na­tional se­ries. And while here, most know what a real Dany Flan­ders show looks like, Fran­co­phones in Granby have only seen him a cou­ple of times, backed by an orches­tra and a pro­fes­sional sound crew. And we might add, a light­ing crew; the Saint-Am­broise is your typ­i­cal club, rather dark.

The gig started with Ge­or­gia and for the next few songs peo­ple were still talk­ing, then the fun started, and fun they had. When we left, dozens were danc­ing, ta­bles be­ing re­moved to make room for more dancers.

In a way, it re­minded us of the first time we saw Mike Goudreau at the Jazz Fes­ti­val. Peo­ple were pass­ing by at first and then there was a crowd block­ing St. Cather­ine Street. No bet­ter proof that you have tal­ent.

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