Smokey Sessions – September 9

Cape Smokey presents it’s third and final Smokey Sessions concert for 2022 with Slowcoaster, Scientists of Sound and Christian Martinez & Louis Philippe Chabot, Freestyle Motocross  on Friday, September 9 at 7pm.
This high energy rock show with FMX stunts is shaping up to be the biggest party of the summer!



With the strength of their refreshing and versatile sound and intoxicatingly energetic live show, Cape Breton’s Slowcoaster have become one of the most popular jam rock bands in Canada. The members’ superior musicianship enables the trio to hammer out their own brand of high energy, guitar-based rock that incorporates touches of hip-hop, jazz, reggae and Afro-Cuban grooves. Guitarist / vocalist Steven MacDougall’s stellar song writing skills and evocative vocals add a defining soulful texture absent in much of today‘s rock music.
Slowcoaster started to take shape in November 2000 when MacDougall hooked up with bassist Mike LeLievre. MacDougall brought with him a lifetime of tales which came alive in his songs. LeLievre’s innovative grooves complement MacDougall’s guitar work and vocals, weaving complex counterpoint melodies. Accomplished drummer Jordan Bruleigh adds a well-considered back beat to an already rich sound. The result is an honestly written yet danceable, sing-alongable, affecting, noir-ish collection of music that is as ‘tight as a whip’ while still accented by bursts of off the cuff humor.
Slowcoaster has won 2 ECMA’s for alternative album of the year, Music Nova Scotia award for Album of the Year and toured multiple times throughout Canada, Asia and parts of the USA.

Scientists of Sound’s signature anthemic rocktronica sound unites raging guitar hooks with hard hitting beats and epic gang vocal melodies. Combining elements of electronica with the energy of a rock band with something to prove at every show, an SOS set leaves the audience feeling like they just climbed a mountain.
Formed from the ashes of East Coast powerhouse bands The Jimmy Swift Band and Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees—Scientists of Sound are producers Craig Mercer (guitar, keys, drums, bass, vocals), Colin Crowell (keyboards, bass, trumpet), and Sean Parsons on drums.
Scientists of Sound were named Electronic Artist of the Year at the 2021 Nova Scotia Music Awards for their most recent album The Beginning (of the beginning of the end). They are currently working on a new EP slated for a 2023 release.

We have a change in lineup for the Motocross portion of Smokey Sessions on September 9.  Tyler Medaglia has been injured and is out of commission while he is on the mend.  We wish him a speedy and successful recovery.  We are beyond excited to announce we have none other than Christian Martinez, one of Canada’s top Freestyle Motocross athletes joined with Louis Philippe Chabot, who in his first year, has nearly 30 MX shows under his belt.  The show and stunts are now going to be bigger and wilder than we ever planned for so we will be closing out the night with the biggest MX event the Cape Breton Highlands has ever seen.
38 year old Christian Martinez has been riding dirt bikes since he was 15 and freestyle since he was 19.  At 30 years old he took it to the professional level riding full time and learned the back flip riding FMX events around the world with USFMX. He is the founder of FMX MTL, Montreal’s most recent freestyle motocross event and production company and has recently starred in the motocross and Harley-Davidson stunt scene documentary, Propaganda, directed by J.P. Veillet which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2021.
29 years old from Quebec City Louis Philippe Chabot started riding at 10 years old then began training for FMX at the age of 23 figuring out how to flip his dirt bike in mounds of snow!
This is his first professional season with 30 shows under his belt!

Get your dancing shoes and your cameras ready, Cape Breton; Smokey Sessions is going big in September and this is the end of summer party you are not going to want to miss!

VIP tickets include access to VIP food and beverage tent sponsored by Traegar Grills and Vintage Stove & Fireplace, VIP front section and seating and access to indoor restrooms in the lodge.