“Rootsy would be reductive but not entirely false, for embedded into Heat Speak's brand of indie-folk are flavors of busking Americana and Canadian coffee houses.”
— Behind the Setlist
Heat Speak is an indie folk group led by singer-songwriter multi-instrumentalist Dario Ré. His impassioned poetics sung in English and French are supported by dynamic musicianship and intricate arrangements to create a unique blend of indie folk, chamber pop and world fusion.
The project began as a trio in 2014 in Ré’s hometown, Spokane, Washington. The group formally banded with a full line-up following their 2017 album, Aspen Artichoke (released under the eponymous band name Dario Ré). At the end of 2018, the group rebranded as Heat Speak in preparation for their forthcoming 2020 album release.
In 2019, Heat Speak played approximately 60 live shows in the Pacific Northwest and were nominated for a Bartlett Award as Best Local Folk Band/Artist.
Heat Speak features Dario Ré (guitar, piano, ukulele, vocals, production), Phil Pintor (violin, mandolin, piano), Michael Starry (upright bass), Andie Daisley (vocals), Zack Zuniga (percussion), Chris Kelsey (drums), Rick Estrada (guitars, violin, mandolin, vocals), Caroline Bickford (cello), and Tim Gales (mandocello, cello, vocals).