Shabason, Krgovich & Harris are Joseph Shabason, Nicholas Krgovich and Chris Harris. Joseph Shabason is a Toronto-based multiinstrumentalist (sax, flute, clarinet, keys), composer and recording artist. He has played, recorded and toured in the bands Destroyer, The War On Drugs, Andre Ethier and DIANA. Nicholas Krgovich is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver, Canada. Described by the legendary Robert Wyatt as “quite beautiful, very touching… human” he has been releasing records and playing shows since 2002 - most recently (and consistently) the singular pop dreams released under his own name.
Even though the material is often wildly diverse, there is an unmistakable sense of Krgovich’s deep commitment to exploring the endless possibilities of pop, his discerning ear for sonic detail, and an ambition that occasionally borders on the absurd. style that is as reflective and honest as it is wry and idiosyncratic. With songs that owe as much to the Great American Songbook as to perennial favourites like Sade, Prefab Sprout and Stephen Sondheim, Krgovich has been moving between genres, forms and instrumentation, creating a rich musical world comprised of intricate vocal melodies, lush orchestral arrangements, layers of analog synths, slinky guitars and tight rhythms of the human (and inhuman) variety and an inimitable lyrical.