Huis from Canada will release their third album Abandoned on May 1. The music is a well-crafted progressive rock with a symphonic touch and the use of Hammond, Moog and Mellotron takes us back to the old prog rock sound of the 70’s. The guitar playing of Michel St-Père brings a big influence of the neoprog band Mystery and many others neoprog bands that put the melody and vocals upfront with strong compositions skills.
Huis were officially formed by Pascal Lapierre and Michel Joncas at the end of 2009, after an oustanding and inspiring trip in the Netherlands. Over time, William Régnier, Sylvain Descôteaux and Michel St-Père (Mystery and ex-Addison Project) joined to make the band’s debut lineup in 2013. The line-up on Abandoned is Sylvain Descôteaux – vocals, keyboards, Michel St-Père (Mystery) – guitars, Michel Joncas – bass, Taurus bass pedals, William Régnier – drums, percussions, Johnny Maz – keyboards. Gust musicians are Serge Locat (Harmonium) – piano (8), Éloïse Joncas – vocals (9), Gabby Vessoni (Fleesh) – vocals (1), Jean Pageau (Mystery) – flute
Huis was founded in Québec, Canada in 2009. Huis (home doors in french, and house in dutch). The band has released is first studio album in January 2014, Desptie Guardian Angels.