Quebec based Oktopus used the Vancouver Folk Music Festival as the kick off to a Western Canada tour that will wrap up at the 3-day Canmore Music Festival from August 3rd – 5th. The eclectic band blend music from Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Quebec into non-stop extravaganza which is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.
Founded by Gabriel Paquin-Buki in 2010, the band is at home performing classical, pop and Québécois music as well as their own compositions, many of which have been co-written by Paquin-Buki and violinist Vanessa Marcoux.
You can follow the band, as get their music from their website: https://www.oktopus.ca
I was lucky enough to catch them a couple of times at the festival. Check out our photos below.
Photos: Stewart Johnstone