Berube, who is Manitoba born but based out of Montreal, released the four-track Tailored to Fit EP as a preview to his new album, June in Siberia, which is due out in 2011. What runs through all four tracks is Berube’s incredibly powerful voice and forceful piano playing. The track that really struck me was an incredible cover of Leonard Cohen’s First We Take Manhattan. Not only does Berube treat listeners to his first cover song ever, but he also treats them with two live tracks: Yesterday’s Halo and Yobo Mama, recorded live in Victoriaville, Que., in June 2010. If Tailored to Fit is any indication, you should look forward to June in Siberia.

Published in Volume 65, Number 12 of The Uniter (November 18, 2010)

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