The Rising Few – Montreal, Canada

 If you can groove, it will open it’s arms to you. – Karim Terouzian 


  Introduce The Rising Few…

We are The Rising Few,  a new local Montreal group of guys that blend Folk, Rock, Pop and Blues to leave you with an experience exclusive to Montreal and it’s youth.


2. How did your band come to be?

I left Cairo at the age of 25 looking for some privacy and tons of answers. My journey into self discovery ultimately lead me to start what I always wanted to do, music. I went to every open mic possible trying out my songs and getting to know who were the local musicians, where they hang, what do they sound like.  I met Hubert Tremblay. I took Hubert’s business card…aaand lift off!

3. Describe your musical style…

Stay with me for  this one… Springsteen and Cat Stevens had a baby, that baby got lost in the plateau area of Montreal. It ended up being adopted by Leonard Cohen… Leonard Cohen depressingly abandoned that baby in a Dave Mathews Band concert at Park Jean Drapeau. It was last seen intoxicated wearing a Tragically Hip T-shirt on St-Laurent street slurring out loud: ”OOHHH (hick-up) WE’RE HALFF WAY THEEEREE..”

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4. Okay who got the crush on the beautiful bar maid at the Rouge nightclub, whom is the inspiration for your song ‘I Want You Now’ ?

I did (Karim) was humming/voicing the melody on my way down St-Laurent street to ROUGE (this is how excited I was about getting there !!) Then I was writing the words sitting at her bar, went back home, arranged it then passed out.

5. How did it come to pass that she is the actress in the video?

It was a shot in the dark. I approached her about the project, she found it to be cool. It ended up adding the right kind of authenticity to the video… it’s actually her!

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