Josh Piché & Sandra Bouza

13 April 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Old Church Theatre
940 Bonisteel Rd. Trenton

Josh Piché is a Toronto based singer-songwriter, guitarist & producer. Born & raised in Winnipeg, he learned playing, singing, songwriting & performing from some of the city’s best musicians, eventually moving east to Toronto for a taste of the big city.

Piché’s early career saw him cutting his teeth as a sideman, playing with bands all over Toronto. He eventually landed the position as guitarist & musical director for award winning blues/soul band Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils. With Torres he wrote two studio albums, toured internationally, & showcased at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. They soon found themselves opening for Gino Vanelli, New Orleans pianist Jon Cleary, performing with Downchild Blues Band & playing some of Canada’s biggest blues festivals.

Their second album featured collaborations with organ legend Ike Stubblefield & electric bassist/TV actor Cornell Williams.
Josh also performed & recorded with Juno nominated troubadour Julian Taylor, appearing on his album Desert Star, including his UK hit single “Just A Little Bit”. In 2020, Piché found himself on the Canadian Country Music Awards performing with Canadian country superstar Brett Kissel.

Josh can also be seen playing with blues singer songwriter Sandra Bouza, Country music frontwoman Angela Saini, Country/rocker Ty Wilson, rising country star McKenzie Leigh Meyer.  Piché’s 2021 self titled EP garnered play on Jazz FM91.1 & CBC Radio. The disc features Steve Pelletier on bass (Colin James, Jarvis Church, Matt Andersen, Julian Taylor), drummer Don Pham (Jarvis Church, Jacksoul), Eddy Ruyter on Keys (Shawn Mendes), guitar session master Mitch Lewis (Prof. Piano, Chuck Jackson, Raffi), Pat Rush (Jeff Healey, Johnny Winter, The Allman Brothers) & guest singer Irene Torres.

As a dedicated member of Toronto’s live music community, Josh is also a founding member of
Canopy Music Theatre, an open air, socially distanced venue formed in Toronto for musicians
during the COVID19 pandemic. The project was featured on CBC National Radio, Blog TO &
went on to win NOW Magazine’s Best Live Music Venue.

2024 will see the track by track release of Piché’s new full length studio album Strobo. Featuring
collaborations with Steve Pelletier, Mitch Lewis, Miles Gibbons (Serena Ryder, Aysanabee , The
Strumbellas) Kurt Nielsen (Noah Reid, Banners ), Sandra Bouza and cowrites with Derek
Downham (Andy Kim, Broken Social Scene, Serena Ryder).

Sandra Bouza is an award winning Independent Soul Blues artist with decades of live
performance experience. She cut her teeth performing in Toronto and Vancouver clubs
and then spent three years honing her craft overseas in Europe and North and West
Upon returning to Canada she invested in her songwriting career and immediately
received recognition winning the 2019 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search and
representing Toronto at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
Her EP ‘Three Years’ received significant radio play in Canada, and her following
FACTOR funded album ‘Falling Away From Me” received Canadian radio play and rave
reviews in Europe.
This past year was full of night notes, performing at Massey Hall as part of the Women’s Blues Revue and being nominated for her first Maple Blues Award. Her latest album, ‘A Sound in the Dark’ is available now.


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