Clay and Friends



Clay and Friends offers a powerful blend of hip-hop, soul and funk, now known as La Musica Popular De Verdun.
Renowned for their high energy concerts and musical improvisation, the band mixes live instrumentation with beatboxing and sampling. Since 2015, Clay and Friends has thrilled more than 1,250 Canadian and European crowds under their modus operandi #KeEpItMoViN

In March 2017, the band launched its first album, Conformopolis. In 2019, Clay and Friends released an independent anglophone EP entitled La Musica Popular de Verdun, a project that has more than 12 million plays on streaming platforms since its release on January 25, 2019. It changed everything for them. Early 2020 they sold out both Club Soda in Montreal and L’Impérial Bell in Québec for the launch of their follow up francophone EP Grouillades. Clay and Friends are flying coast to coast with this project since. In May 2020, the group was named Révélation Radio-Canada Chanson 2020-2021 and, with Grouillades, won the Pop EP of the year at the Gala Alternatif de la Musique Indépendante du Québec (GAMIQ). The quintet is currently working on the next chapter of La Musica Popular in 2021.


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