Rising Few is the guise of Cairo born Illustrator/singer songwriter Karim Terouz, who moved to Montreal in 2008.
He fronted and managed his award wining, brassy, folk/rock quintet ’’The Rising Few’’ and released his first album Sinners On St-Laurent in 2014 followed by his second ‘’Adult Entertainment’’ in 2017.
In 2018, Karim re-invents his music by incorporating dancehall beats and synths into his 80s/90s alternative roots while playfully utilizing his ‘’Bowie-esque’’ vocals to re-emerge as a refreshingly unique variation of hypnotic, ‘noir’ electro/rock simply dubbed, ‘’Rising Few’’.

The vocal swagger in the frontman’s first single ‘’Outstanding’’ is complemented by muscular, groovy bass lines and nostalgic, ’’Knofler-ish’’ guitar fills played by guitarist/bassist Andre Galamba.

‘’My voice found its signature tone and place with this new direction and my personality is fully present in the songs.’’
Describes the Egyptian/Canadian frontman.

‘’It like Cohen on a treadmill !’’

May 8, 2019 11:00 pm The Painted Lady, Wednesday May 8th