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Hunter Valentine’s transformation

Queer band set to play Southern Ontario and Montreal shows

Kiyomi McCloskey of Hunter Valentine.
Hunter Valentine will headline Toronto’s Proud FM Queer Showcase at The Great Hall March 20, as part of Canadian Music Week. Following this appearance, the band will play the Casbah in Hamilton on March 21, Mavericks in Ottawa on March 22 and the Royal Phoenix in Montreal on March 23. 

 
From there, the band will head south of the border and then to Europe with their most recent album, Collide and Conquer.
 
The all-female group, which was profiled in Showcase’s hit show The Real L Word, has recently undergone some changes. Adrienne Lloyd left the group and keyboard and guitar player Aimee Bessada has joined it.
 
“I think in comparison to the last two tours that we’ve done, we’re pushing our musical level a little bit higher,” Bessada says. “We spent a lot of time rehearsing for this tour just so that we could bring up the level a bit more."
 
In the video interview below, Lucas Silveira, of The Cliks, talks to the band about Canadian Music Week and what fans can expect from Hunter Valentine’s newest incarnation.
 
Watch xtra.ca in the coming weeks for the band’s new video and behind-the-scenes interviews. And stay tuned for more of Silveira’s coverage from Canadian Music Week.