Montreal based jazz-rock (rock-jazz?) funk trio wave soup was born in 2012 out of composer Benoît Dubuissons's desire to integrate the Chapman Stick to an improvisational context. From the very first bars, the resulting sound has been accessible, yet surprising, with funky and world beat roots, psychedelic keyboards ambiances, and some solid rhythms. Too jazz to be rock, too rock to be jazz, improvised within a well defined grid, wave soup's music exist for a sole purpose: groovin'!
Since the beginning of the story, many musicians have been orbiting around the group and as time went by, the project took the shape of a collective of musicians, more then one of a band in a traditional way. With the development of the project, the choice of being an independent and self produced band has become more and more natural.
In 2013, with the help of Jacques Leblanc (drums) et Ludovic Morin (guitars), the trio released the promotional e.p. III, which is available for listening on the band's web site. In 2017, with the participation of Jacques Leblanc and Evelyne Lange on drums, and Yannick Parent on Percs, wave soup released the album Tectonic, available on ITunes, Spotify, and all major platforms online, and on wavesoup.ca.
Benoît Dubuisson launched the album with Thierry Bergeron on drums and Marc-Gabriel Laverrière on guitars.