Montreal’s You and Me openly share their world as seen by the two founding members - and lovers in life - Shawn Donnelly and Sandra J.. Sometimes joined by bassist Danny Roy or Edmund Lam on classical guitar, they deliver their most intimate material to date. Through acoustic instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies, the desired simplicity of the songs tug at the heartstrings in an innocent yet profound way. Most noted among their influences are The Beatles, Elliott Smith, and Belle and Sebastian. In the summer of 2007, the band introduced their first full length album, The Romantic and the Realist (independent), an entirely self-produced album that was launched in Montreal and was available in stores across Canada, and in Tokyo, Japan (care of Duotone Records). Since the release, the band has headed out to play shows and festivals in Quebec and Ontario and remain a local presence in their hometown. With the support of local radio and CBC radio 3 the music continues to reach new audiences. September 2008 earned the band 250$ in Archambault merchandise when their song Head Noise Pollution won second place in a Bluetracks Demo competition. It was also chosen as the first track on the second CD for Québec Émergent 2007 (SOPREF, September 2007.) You and Me performed at the 2008 Windsor International Fringe Festival this past summer, and are thrilled to be repeating their fringe experience, but this time in Toronto Ontario for two weeks in July ‘09.