Project Description

Heïka (Photo : Alexandre Couture)

Biography

Heïka is an up and coming indie-pop Quebec band, with singer Andrée-Anne Bélisle and pianist Jo-Annie Bourdeau at its heart. Inseparable friends, their kinship grew during their studies in music at Université de Montréal. Being young leaders, they founded Heïka in 2014, a creatively nourishing project, where they unite their efforts toward a single goal: creating captivating music that resembles them.

Shortly after their association, the musicians invited Vincent Lachaine on guitar, Jonathan Arseneau on bass, and Simon Bellemare on drums to join them. The creative inputs of each musician now offer a bewitching sound where the warmth of folk music flirts with the eclectic atmospheres of electro music. The result is a blend in perfect harmony, mirroring the friendship between the two singer-songwriters.

In 2017, Heïka focused on the composition, recording and promotion of three radio titles, as well as the production of a live performance at Studios Piccolo in Montreal. In early 2019, they garnered attention for their participation in the prestigious competition Ma Première Place des Arts where they won a place in the semi-finals. On May 13th 2019, Heïka launched their first EP, co-realized by Antoine Lachance and Patrice Pruneau and for which the creation was financed by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, at Cabaret du Lion d’Or in Montreal. This first EP is now available on all platforms as well as being played on Sirius XM and ICI musique (Radio-Canada). Heïka will offer us its French indie-pop on a first full album which will be released in 2021.

Heïka has played in many places such as Matahari Loft, Divan Orange, Verre Bouteille, Pub West Shefford and Casa del Popolo. They have also played as part of the Folk Fest organized by Goodvibepeople, and Zone Musique Place d’Armes. In 2020, the group presented a very well-received showcase as part of the OFFiciel Rideau, hosted by Vue sur la Relève.

Heïka, like the infinite light of a star that has already gone, gives an indie-pop sound where the warmth of folk music flirts with the eclectic atmospheres of electro music. Lyrics full of imagery remind us of hidden souvenirs that come back to us the moment of a song.

Discography

Avant d’oublier

Heïka – 2020

Combler l’absence (Single)

Heïka – 2019

Heïka (EP)

Heïka – 2019