The Sunset Vibe is an independent rock and folk music project conceived by multi-instrumentalist Julien Poirier who writes, records, performs, and produces the music. As a live act, Julien (guitar, vocals) plays alongside Pat Bulger (drums), Ben Bulger (lead guitar) and Paul Blandford (bass, synth).
The Sunset Vibe came out with its first album, New Places, in 2016 but it wasn’t until the release of Addiction man in 2018 that the project started gaining a little traction. The Sunset Vibe played its first show on release day on June 15th, 2018 and continues to play shows every couple months at local venues in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Addiction Man played on some local radio stations and charted the Earshot top 30 albums charts for 10 weeks in a row, obtaining the number 3 spot at its prime for two weeks (on ckuw).
The Sunset Vibe just released it's 3rd album, Dream Dispenser, on January 24, 2020.
Julien’s music is influenced by hundreds of artists including Pixies and the Strokes, and sometimes gets compared to bands like XTC, David Bowie, and The The. It is clear however that The Sunset Vibe has adopted its own unique sound. a mix of folk, indie rock, pop and even hints of jazz and ska at times.
All The Sunset Vibe's music is available for free download at thesunsetvibe.bandcamp.com.
New Music Night
The Sunset Vibe
The Good Will Social Club
625 Portage Avenue