This Edmonton band, created in late 2015, is influenced by the roots of the blues and the love of rock and roll. The writing of their songs reflects this love for different styles of music old and new which makes the Slant Six style unique and innovative. Slant Six is always a pleasure to hear and watch and will leave you wanting more.
Sacha Hubert Vocals
While still a preschooler in Montreal, Sacha picked up his first instrument and started studying music. He took lessons for years, learned a few instruments including the accordion and piano, but when he started taking guitar lessons he soon gave it up, as it became clear that what he was most passionate about was singing. Hours upon hours of practising and learning theory would later serve him well in composing music and writing lyrics. Sacha always was a writer. At a young age his teachers encouraged him to write short stories, many of which received awards in school competitions.
He eventually relocated to Edmonton in 1983, and things changed considerably for him. Moving from a predominantly Francophone area to an Anglophone one, and never attending an English school for more then 3 months, Sacha had to teach himself to write in English and switched from Do-Re-Mi to A-B-C. He dabbled in a few musical projects but he later started a family, giving music a break and like many in the business, taking a regular job and studying Power Engineering at NAIT. This was never meant to last, however, and when his daughter started her own music career he became a band manager. More bands came, and eventually Sacha started a label to help promote and distribute their music in what seemed to be a natural progression of his music industry career. RCR Records, named after his management company, River City Rocks Management, was founded in 2015.
Sacha has now decided to return to the stage and founded Slant Six in late 2015 with his friend Nils Markstrom. With Nils, he would start writing songs and eventually other musicians joinedthem and the band started taking shape. When the rest of the Slant Six members joined the group they knew they had something good going on. There were some line up changes in the beginning, but the current group is a solid team of friends delivering a great sound. Sacha is thrilled with how the band has turned out and has high hopes for the future. When asked why he would start a new project at this stage of his life, Sacha always replies that “its never too late to get on with it”.
Lujack Shaw, born in Edmonton, Alberta was first introduced legitimately to music at 9 years old. When given AC/DC’s “Back in Black” on Cassette Tape, he immediately connected with Rock n Roll music.
By age 12, Lujack had already begun learning Guitar, Bass, and Tuba. Over his teen years he really connected with the roots of Blues, Spanish, and Southern music. Inspired by AC/DC, Elton John, and Eric Clapton, he was often practicing between television commercials, during school breaks, and most meal times.
Having performed live since 13 years old, Lujack has played both in live performance, orchestral, and Christian Worship bands, as well as the bands STATIC, Whitemud, Rogue’s Gallery, and Identity Theft. Lujack met Chris Pidgeot in Identity Theft and the two immediately bonded over their passion for dynamics and expression. It wasn’t long before Lujack jumped at the opportunity to play in Slant Six.
Lujack blends familiar southern blues styles with Spanish themes, as well as providing a very dynamic physical performance. He frequently allows his body to become a conduit for the music and the notes as he plays, allowing him to connect with his band mates, and the audience on a deep level.
Chris Pigeot - Drums
Chris started drumming when he was 14 with his schoolmates in Paris, France, doing originals and learning the instrument at the same time. Eventually, the band got better and started touring around France and England.
Chris moved from Paris to Alberta in 2013. Moving to Canada brought out his rock and metal background and he started playing in cover bands, learning new styles such as country and blues. This brings us to Slant Six - this new formation being a perfect combination of all these styles.
Chris fit right in with the boys of Slant Six, who all had different musical backgrounds and influences. Playing "spicy blues", as he calls it, has been fun and given him hope for great things to come with this band.
Nils Markstrom - Guitar
Since the age of 15 Nils has never quit persuing the dream. He has been in numerous bands throughout his music career and even moved to Manchester UK for a time. He has played all styles of music from country to metal and finally felt at home in Slant Six as a co-founder in 2015 . Nils took a break in 2016 and returned home to Slant Six in 2019 which brings back a familiar vibe to the sound of the band. With his great work ethic and musical inspiration he is a perfect fit to the band both as a guitarist and co-writer
Dallas Heal - Bass
Dallas started playing in bands later than most, but that didn't stop him from achieving his musical goals.
With his easygoing attitude and hard work ethics, he has played in some great bands, playing not only all over Canada, but in the US and Europe as well.
Dallas draws inspiration from the rock and roll bands of the 60s, 70s and 80s but enjoys any type of real music.
When asked to join Slant Six, Dallas jumped in with both feet and has quickly found himself at home.