Regina-based four-piece Indigo Joseph took over the Mosaic Place concourse to offer their eclectic brand of rock to attendees of Tuesday night’s Warriors game.
“This is a pre-Junos event, so this is the first opportunity for the media to let people know about the Junos,” band member Eric Tessier told the Times-Herald prior to the first of their sets. “We’re going to do a 30 minute set from 6:25 to 6:55 as people walk in, and then play during the first and second intermissions as well.”
“It’s our first time playing in a stadium,” added fellow member Byrun Boutin-Maloney. “We’re not actually in the rink, but it’s a first for us. Every time it’s a first, it’s exciting.”
The band combines a variety of musical styles, and its multifaceted members utilize a wide range of instruments and languages to achieve a signature sound.
“We switch a lot between instruments,” said Boutin-Maloney.
“I play everything from guitar and bass to keyboards, and I do a bit of singing.”
Tessier said he plays mostly drums, but also performs on the piano, keyboard and bass.
The Mosaic Place set is one in a series of higher-profile performances for the band, who recently performed at BreakOut West, a festival for Western Canada.
“We’re going to Canadian Music Week next week, and that’s pretty exciting ... we’re doing a national showcase,” said Boutin-Maloney.
“Then we’re planning a spring tour for Western Canada. We’re going to do a horseshoe out to Vancouver and back home over the next three weeks,” added Tessier. “We get a chance to play the Lilac Festival in Calgary on the way through, and play a few other great venues along the way.”
Once the summer is over and the touring season slows down again — it’s always slower in the winter, Boutin-Maloney said — the band plans to record its first full-length album.
“We’ve released two EPs, but we really want to get some funding and do a really nice album,” he said. “We’re going to get as many festivals in as we can this summer, and then next winter, we’re going to sit down and record the album. That’s one of our big goals.”