Friday, 9 May 2014

Hot Plains Documentary

Hi Boys and Girls!
The first screening of the mini-documentary filmed at last years Hot Plains Music Festival will be happening at Daravara in Edmonton this upcoming sunday (May 11th); Showing how it all got started, who was involved and the artists who played. Including full songs from Arrowz, Camembert, Brazillian Money, Cowls, Lad Mags, The Allovers, Switches, Field and Stream and Renny Wilson! Maybe you'll even see us in there!

FREE EVENT. Screening starts at 8pm sharp. 30 minute run time.

Festival Wristbands will be on sale at this event!

Here's a little preview:


Hot Plains Music Fest 2013 Promo Trailer from Hot Plains on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Hot Plains 2014

Loooooong time no post...
The Fortrelles were invited to play the Hot Plains Music Festival in 2013. The brand new festival took place in Edmonton Alberta at The Wunderbar and Barber Ha. It was an awesome experience with so many amazing bands!
We are lucky enough to be playing it again this year; not just one, but TWO nights! May long weekend both Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th you can come check us out at The Buckingham on Whyte Avenue! We will be playing entirely different sets and debuting a new sequined costume each night! So come on down Saturday AND Sunday for some soul shaking soul music.  

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The Girly Show


Despite trips to the hospital, P.A.'s blowing, and various other issues trying to interfere, The Girly Show was a success!





Thanks everyone who came out to check it out... and a special thanks to Natacha Homerodean and The Ladies of Capital City Burlesque for sharing the stage with us, and kicking ass!



Sunday, 3 March 2013

THE GIRLY SHOW!


THE GIRLY SHOW!
Come on down to The Artery to be wowed by these beauties of Edmonton:

THE FORTRELLES!
Soul stirring soul revival! Fresh treatments of 1960's girl group classics that you know and love!

CAPITAL CITY BURLESQUE!
http://capitalcityburlesque.com/
Alberta's premiere burlesque troupe elegantly straddles a fine line between classic burlesque and humorous modernist parody. From Rockette inspired kick-lines to a trio of thrusting Santas, CCB does it all with aplomb!

NATACHA HOMERODEAN!
http://natachahomerodean2.bandcamp.com/
A bombshell of lethal proportion, this bilingual sweetheart will steal your heart
 (in both English and French)!

$15 at the door
DOORS OPEN AT 9PM
THE ARTERY 9535 JASPER AVE

Friday, 15 February 2013

DOWN WITH LOVE at the Wunderbar Feb 2013


The Fortrelles danced and sang the night away to a sold out (and then some) Wunderbar! Thank you everyone who came down, and thank you to the Wunderbar for having us!

 Click photo for slideshow
Both designs by Emily Rault


" 'Down with Love' was the theme for a valentine-laden gig at Wunderbar starring up-and-coming daughters of Riverdale, Emily Rault, left, and Cayley Thomas, centre - two-thirds of the garage-style Sixties girl group, The Fortrelles. Together with Andrea Rankin, right, they wowed a packed standing-room-only audience just off Whyte Avenue until the wee hours. And as an extra treat, Em's brother Michael Rault took a turn as the night's celebrity guest star!" - The Riverdalian

Photo by Allan Shute

THANKS TO THOSE WHO CAME DOWN AND TOOK PHOTOS. 
The following photos are from instagram #thefortrelles and #fortrelles


MICHAEL RAULT CAME DOWN AS OUR SURPRISE OPENER AND SPECIAL GUEST!

photo by @emilyrault

photo by @kittygrombach

photo by @dressmedearly

photo by @kittygrombach

photo by @kittygrombach

photo by @michaelmasborch

photo by @michaelmasborch

photo by @doreoh

photo by @belialdarklord

Local celebrity Renny Wilson crashes the stage!
photo by @kittygrombach 


Dancing on table tops
photo by @kittygrombach

Sunday, 20 January 2013

John Kuby's Birthday Jan 2013


click photo for slideshow! 


Emily Rault, Cayley Thomas and Andrea Rankin

Our studly rhythm section: James O'Neill and Patrick Michalak

CK Thomas killing it.

Lev "Heartbreaker" Hartfeil

The Birthday Boy! Thanks for having us out John!

"Mega Cool" Curtis Ross and James O'Neill

Photo by Mister Mega Cool himself! Taking photos while shredding, Curtis is multi-talented. 

Have we mentioned that we love Curtis Ross?

All photos (unless otherwise stated) by Michael Kuby https://www.facebook.com/kubyphotography



Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Live at The Artery Nov 28th 2012

Click photo for slideshow!
Design by Emily Rault

The girls hiding in the wings... 

Curtis Ross, Emily Rault, Peter Hendrickson, Cayley Thomas, Patrick Michalak, Andrea Rankin, and Lev Hartfeil.








Curtis Ross and Emily Rault gettin' into it. 



Go - Go Girls


 All photos by Michael Kuby https://www.facebook.com/kubyphotography