Five Minutes With: Montreal Pop Band Clay and Friends

Known for their supercharged live shows, Clay and Friends have rocked more than 1,800 Canadian and European crowds since 2014 under the #KeEpItMoViN’ umbrella. The quintet has over 56 million listens to its catalogue since its debut on streaming platforms. Their song Going Up The Coast is certified as a Gold single by Music Canada, commemorating the 40,000 digital sales of the single in Canada. This hit single has accumulated over 19 million listens to date since its release in October 2018. Its song Bouge ton Thang was also nominated in the category Song of the Year at the Gala ADISQ 2022 and won the Pop EP of the Year at the GAMIQ 2022.

Clay and Friends


Clay and Friends


La Musica Popular de Verdun



# of Albums:

4 EP’s, 2 albums

Latest Album:


Latest Single:


Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:


Favourite musician now:


Guilty pleasure song:

Les Yeux du Coeur – Gerry Boulet

Live show ritual:

Slap in the face and shots of Tequila

Favourite local musician:

Hawa B and Claire Ridgely

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird

Road or studio?

Studio on the road

Any shows or albums coming up?

Our mini-EP Loonie and a European tour at the beginning of fall (France & Switzerland)

Where can we follow you?

WebsiteFacebookInstagramYouTubeTikTokSongkickBandcampSpotifyApple Music


Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

La Cale Pub – Zéro déchet or Café Komma Rosta

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Wellington. It’s our home turf, the street where dreams are made. You can grab a drink after a surfing session since it’s so close to the water.

What is your favourite park in your city and why?

Parc Jean-Brillant where it all started and where we played our first show

What is your favourite music venue in your city?


What is your favourite music store in your city?

Jimi’s music store and Twigg music


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