Saint Clare

Frantic Heartfelt Rock n’ Roll
From Canada’s Capital


Saint Clare plays frantic, heartfelt rock n’ roll that walks the line between garage rock and pop. They have drawn comparisons to the Pixies, Husker Du, and The Cure and draw on a wide range of genres and influences, like The Jesus & Mary Chain, Mikal Cronin, and Reigning Sound. Their big, catchy sound is driven by the energy of front-man Matthew Saint Clare and the pop melodies of their horn section.

The band lineup is a bar-room orchestra featuring the rock standard guitars, bass, and drums, as well as saxophone, trombone, and organ/piano. The band is backed by former and current members of other memorable bands from Ottawa and beyond, including The Shakey Aches, Casey Comeau and the Half Milers, Monohum, Golden Familie, The Sentries, and The Square Waves.

Saint Clare has toured Ontario and Quebec extensively and have played festivals such as Ottawa Bluesfest, Canadian Music Week, Megaphono, and CityFolk/Marvest. They released their debut Half Holy EP in 2013, followed with the Moving On EP in late Spring 2015, and recently released their debut full length, self-titled record.

Richard Jeffrey – Guitar and Vocals
Ryan Shannon – Bass
Matthew Saint Clare – Vocals and Guitar
Casey Comeau – Organ/Piano/Synth
Daniel DeVries – Drums
Nick Di Saverio – Trombone
Morgan Grant – Saxophone


Saint Clare
Cheatin’ (Single)
Moving On EP

Tour Dates

Nov 04

Bar Robo

Ottawa, ON

W/ Dead Messenger (MTL) & Guests

Nov 05

Bistro de Paris

Montreal, ON

W/ Dead Messenger (MTL) & Guests


Feb 09, 2016

Brooklyn Vegan

Megaphono Fest: Day 4

On my way to the closing party I stopped by Le Troquet to see catchy rock-pop outfit, Saint Clare. Seven of them crowded onto a tiny stage they played a blistering set with sweaty barroom bravado.


Jul 10, 2015

Ottawa Life Magazine

Preview of Ottawa Bluesfest

Audiences who catch this show can expect “frantic, heartfelt pop songs about getting old and death and dying. Fuzzy guitars, catchy horn melodies, guaranteed sweaty,” says frontman Matthew St Clare.


Jul 11, 2015

Ottawa Showbox

Review of Ottawa Bluesfest Day 2

I made my way down toward the river with the sounds of Saint Clare in the air as I approached the Canadian Stage.  These guys (and gals) are a really fun band to see live, with the psychedelic/power-pop vibes tastefully accented by the keyboards and the brass section.


Jun 23, 2015

The Scene

Review of Ottawa Bluesfest Day 2

In a festival featuring a series of A-listers that have people saying Ottawa is finally a music town, Thursday night served as a reminder that the city is more than capable of producing its own musical talent as well.



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