Connekt was born somewhere between Santa Monica California and Montreal Qc Canada. Lead singer and songwriter, Keff, started to record some of Connekt’s first material in 2005. She built a home studio, got interested about digital recording and researched her own style.
From a family of musicians, owner of a music shop, she had always been surrounded by music. But it was not before 2008 when she decided to dedicate her whole life to creating original music. With her background in computer graphic design, Keff produced a music video on her first release, Kiss, in 2010. Video which got some attention online (MusicPlus.com) and won contests (makeastar). With this in hand she went looking for band members.
Among the precious musicians who took parts in the story of Connekt, Eric Gaudreault, a professional video&audio engineer and drummer, was one of the first to step in with his creative and technical talent. He moved his drum in Keff’s basement and started to set up Connekt’s music for the stage.
Thanks to social networks, following Eric found through facebook, a talented keyboardist was next to become the new member of Connekt. The energetic Marine Lacoste, professional freelance musician, had convinced the other two of her talent before she had even reached the end of the first song they played together.
Luckily, Eric introduced his long time friend and professional bassist Sebastien Rivard, who fell for Connekt after attending to one of their show. Together, they immediately created this massive masculine rhythm section the band needed.
Finally, the timing got right for Vanessa Ayotte, a young guitarist who joined the band. Friends with Marine, the girls had been playing together for a while when she decided to audition for the Connekt. She was clearly the missing link, instantly connecting with Marine and adding a feminine melodic vibe to the band.
All with bachelor’s degree in music and working as professional musicians, this powerful team is now taking it’s rightful position as one of the most promising original/emerging band of Montreal.
With the help of music producer and full member of Bran Van 3000 , Pierre-Luc Cerat , Connekt is now getting ready to release their debut album.