Cara Q

About Us

We are Ottawa's premier party band; playing classics of the 60's, 70's and 80's, mixed with a bit of country and celtic, on ocassion. Songs you'll recognize and sing along to... L-R, below: Omer Boudreau (vocals. guitar, mandolin), Ray Macgillivray (lead guitar), Jean Sévigny (vocals, guitar, harmonica),  Marcel Chiasson (vocals, bass).


Cara Q plays pubs, private/corporate parties and house concerts in the Ottawa area. We'd love to join your next party!

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Many years of jamming in the kitchen,...the kitchen just got way too small!

As for our name, it began as Cara Quattro (too long!). That kitchen we've been jamming in, well,'s on a street called Cara Cres. and, Irish Gaelic, Cara means friend! As for Quattro, there are four of us in the band. So, there you go,...four friends who love to make music come together!


"...your band is incredible. I loved the energy and the showmanship and camaraderie. Your set list fantastic! I have never stayed until the end of any band before....thanks for a fun evening out!" - Comments from a fan at an Ottawa pub

"... the customers absolutely loved you. We would most definitely like to have you back, we only heard great things. Thanks again!" - Comment from the owner of a pub where we play

"Thanks so much to you and Cara Q. I can't tell you how many people
thought you guys were great!  ...was very pleased. I was very proud
of knowing you guys (once again)!!" - Comment from the organizer of a corporate function for which we played

"...musicians that far exceeded our expectations!" - Comment from a member of a private club for which we played

"Indeed a good time - Cara Q was on fire! Good times, good friends, and good band." - Comments from a fan at an Ottawa pub