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Sainte Catherines Call It Quits

Posted by: Deborah Remus (11/16/11)
The Sainte Catherines are breaking up. A statement from the band can be found in the replies.
 
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05:03 PM on 11/16/11
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StatementThe Sainte Catherines are pulling the plug.

It's been such a long time that we've wondered what to say when the time would come, that we don't really know how to. Here we go.

There are hundreds of reasons for why we are disbanding, some of which even our closes friends would not even understand. Being part of The Sainte Catherines has recently brought more negative energy to our individual lives than positive. We don't want to become pale copies of what we once were, trying to hold on to the "glory of the past", or what little we had. Something we are proud of.

We are who we are because of this band. Our friends went to school, worked day jobs, and travelled the world. We did this all through The Sainte Catherines. Our 20's and early 30's went spent travelling thoughout 14 countries and playing over 700 shows. 12 years of our lives, organized around tours, jamming and everything else that comes with it, whether it be good or bad. The feeling now, is that we have accomplished what we set out to do. Whether it was the good days or the bad months, the memories that will last forever.

What will we miss most about these past years? Things like, dumb jokes in the van, stupidities in hotel rooms, eating boiled peanuts while swimming in the ocean, that peculiar look from that unknown woman, and of course... the music. Although the music only seemed to be the pretext to our unique friendship. "I'll miss the boys..."

Theoren Fleury said at his retirement press conference, "Don't stop before the miracle". We lived "the miracle" many times with The Sainte Catherines. Thank you life.

Thank you to everyone who listened to our band, read the lyrics, came to the shows, bought a record or a t shirt. Thank you to anyone near or far that invested in putting out a record, putting on a show or booked a tour. Thank you to the people that took us into their homes, drove or repaired our van, sold or designed our merchandise, shot a video or a picture, or did an interview. Thank you to all the bands that invited us on tour, anyone that stopped to talk to us, asked for an autograph or just gave us the time of day. Thank you for allowing us to live our adult, teenage and childhood dream.

On a personal sides of things, thank you to all our friends, girlfriends and wives that supported and accepted our choices even if we were not around so often. Thank you to our kids who understood that "dad" had to go play another show.

Finally, we would like to thank everyone that played in the band. Jf Ménard, Mike Sokolyk, François Lessard, Jef Roberge, Rich Bouthiller, Andrea Silver, Pat Sayers, Luc Gagné, Julien Blais, Antoine Parent, Guillaume Nadeau, Pablo Boerr, Jean-Philippe Tassé, Simon Poirier, Guillaume Beauregard, Hugues Simard and Mathieu Guilbault.

Final words are often the toughest things to come up with, but out of respect to you, we avoided using one of our dumb inside jokes.

"All these years seemed to last so long, with the best of times never lasting long enough. It was incredible. It was magical and it was oh so real. Thank you."

Hugo Mudie
Fred Jacques
Louis Valiquette
Marc-André Beaudet,
The Sainte Catherines (1999-2012)
05:22 PM on 11/16/11
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Bless you boys. Loved Dancing for Decadence and Fire Works
05:51 PM on 11/16/11
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Sad day for Montreal.
06:03 PM on 11/16/11
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Non!!!


But seems like Hugo has a full plate. Him and Fred are doing another project thing, and he runs Pouzza fest (Poutine + Pizza!) which is supposed to be like Montreal's The Fest. Last year they had LWL, Such Gold, Bad Astronaut, Zero Boys, Lifetime and a couple other good bands, this year is supposed to be bigger. Good luck to whatever they do from here on out.
06:38 PM on 11/16/11
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Non!!!


But seems like Hugo has a full plate. Him and Fred are doing another project thing, and he runs Pouzza fest (Poutine + Pizza!) which is supposed to be like Montreal's The Fest. Last year they had LWL, Such Gold, Bad Astronaut, Zero Boys, Lifetime and a couple other good bands, this year is supposed to be bigger. Good luck to whatever they do from here on out.

Cool to hear Pouzza Fest is supposed to be bigger this year. Plane tickets to the real Fest are so expensive and it's during the school year so this could shape up to be a good alternative for me. Plus it would be a good excuse to finally check out Montreal, it seems like an awesome city.
06:46 PM on 11/16/11
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Well this is rather unfortunate.
07:34 PM on 11/16/11
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Cool to hear Pouzza Fest is supposed to be bigger this year. Plane tickets to the real Fest are so expensive and it's during the school year so this could shape up to be a good alternative for me. Plus it would be a good excuse to finally check out Montreal, it seems like an awesome city.
Montreal is great. A lot of every thing for everyone. There are no Pouzza bands announced, but every few days, Hugo posts an FB status saying like "Booked a legendary band from Flordia!" or "Booked a huge band from Ohio!". So I'm guessing that there's going to be some very sweet bands this year around. So pissed I missed Lifetime last year.
07:53 PM on 11/16/11
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Such a shame to see these guys go. They'll always be remembered as being kings of the Canadian punk rock scene.
08:14 PM on 11/16/11
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Never saw them live :(
08:42 PM on 11/16/11
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Sad day for Quebec's music scene. Didn't like them very much, but I must admit it's a very bad news.
10:08 PM on 11/16/11
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Bummer
11:31 PM on 11/16/11
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Cool to hear Pouzza Fest is supposed to be bigger this year. Plane tickets to the real Fest are so expensive and it's during the school year so this could shape up to be a good alternative for me. Plus it would be a good excuse to finally check out Montreal, it seems like an awesome city.

I'm surprised that as a Canadian you've never been to Montréal ! I'd say it's my favorite city in north America.
12:02 AM on 11/17/11
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Miss 'em already.
08:06 AM on 11/17/11
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good luck kids.
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