The Brothers Dubé might still be teenagers, but please don’t call them Canada’s boy band. The three siblings write their own music and have been refining their skills in front of live audiences since before most even get braces or remove training wheels. We caught up with the young musicians to find out what life has been like growing up in the spotlight and what they do in their down time.
Give us a snippet about you. What should people know?
Even though we’re young, even though we’re brothers, we’re not a boy band. Rock is alive and well in our blood, and we’re carrying the torch. We believe music is about moments and that what we do off the stage is as important as on, especially in our case with what we stand for… do it yourself! We’ve found out from our fans that we’re the “real deal.” We write and perform all of our own music, straight up analogue… live… no auto-tune and no posing! We cover the hardest tunes we can think of… we used to be all humble about it but we hear over and over from people after shows that they’re blown away by the fact that we deliver on stage show after show.
Finish this sentence: I love Toronto because…
Quinn: …you can visit 3 sushi stores on any block and it’s got a good music scene.
Liam: …lots of good local food places.
Jan: …because it’s CanHattan.
What are three things you simply cannot live without?
Quinn: Music, my family, the cottage.
Liam: Guitar, my brothers, my tuner.
Jan: Family, friends, and music.
What’s your favourite restaurant and why?
Quinn: Buffet Yangming because there’s all types of food you can eat standing at the buffet.
Liam: Any Lebanese shawarma place.
Jan: Any good steak house… I love steak…
What’s currently on your playlist?
Quinn: Phish, Rush, Neil Young, Muse.
Liam: Pink Floyd, Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, Big Wreck.
Jan: Soundgarden, Lindy Vompjord, John Hartford.
Let’s get social for a mo’. How can people stay up-to-date with all your city-trotting?
Our fans can keep up to date with all our whereabouts on our Facebook fanpage. They can also follow us on Twitter and visit our website at www.brothersdube.com.