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The Arcade fire

Arcade Fire, formerly The Arcade Fire, is an independent Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec>>>>. The members of the group are multi-instrumentalists Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Parry, Tim Kingsbury, William Butler, Sarah Neufeld and Jeremy Gara. The group was formed in the early 2000s. It developed around the couple formed by Win Butler and Régine Chassagne. During the Funeral tour, the group included horn player Pietro Amato and violinist Owen Pallett from Final Fantasy. The latter, although not listed as a member of the band on the official website, participates in the band's concerts and, according to Win Butler, helped with the string arrangements for their second album Neon Bible. Howard Bilerman, who played drums on Funeral, has since left the band. Marika Shaw, violist, participates in the recording of Recording a Tape the Colour of The Light with the instrumental collective Bell Orchestre. She joined all the Neon Bible Tour concerts, as did saxophonist Colin Stetson and trumpeter Kelly Pratt, bringing the number of musicians on stage during the tour to ten. Owen Pallett was part of the Reflektor world tour in 2013-2014, as well as percussionists Diol Edmond and Tiwill Duprate, and saxophonists Matt Bauder and Stuart Bogie. The group uses a wide range of musical instruments - mainly guitar, drums and bass guitar - but also piano, synthesizers, viola, cello, xylophone, percussion, accordion and harp. Régine Chassagne even uses a hurdy-gurdy when recording Neon Bible, as well as on stage. Most musicians play several instruments: on stage, we can see Régine Chassagne switch from accordion to drums or Win Butler from guitar to organ.

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