Tuesday, May 23, 2023


Based out of the small town of Wakefield, Quebec, up and coming alt-rockers Rebelle are busy coming out of the pandemic in a big way.

Once described as “filthy with a beat” this four-piece draws inspiration from bands like Muse, Demob Happy, The Vines, Band of Skulls, Blur, Oasis, Black Sabbath and Dinosaur Pile-Up. 

Rebelle formed in 2016 but its members have been honing their skills together since high school days.

Front man David Taggart and sister Rylee Taggart (keyboards, vocals) have been playing music together for nearly a decade -- first as The Strain, which won the LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot and was a Top 10 finalist in the CBC Searchlight contest -- while fellow bandmates Ryan Wiles (bass) and Joey Kane (drums) were just around the corner. 

“We all grew up on the same street in the middle of nowhere,” David explains. “Ryan and Joey played in a band that practiced two doors down from where we were would practice.”

Since coming together to form Rebelle three years ago, the band has already notched a handful of worthy accomplishments. They have released two EPs -- Hide (2017) and Still Pretty (2018) -- opened for AWOLNATION at one of the biggest festivals in North America, Ottawa Bluesfest, and successfully wrapped their first US tour in 2019.



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