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Yann Perreau unveils a video for the song Baby Boom

The last weeks of his summer tour for Le fantastique des astres have been epic for notorious showman Yann Perreau. He staged one of this year’s most impressive shows at the Montreal Jazz Festival and his performances at the FrancoFolies de Montréal and the Festival d’été de Quebec received amazing praise from both critics and fans!

Today, Bonsound is proud to release a music video for his single Baby Boom, which is currently all over Quebec’s radio waves. Produced by DTO films, the video explores the life of young Yann Perreau as curious boy, guided by a loving father.

Recently the singer announced an additional performance of his show Perreau et la lune, marking its 10 year anniversary. This romantic cabaret, created by Perreau and Alex McMahon, will take place on October 5th at Place des arts’ Cinquième Salle. Tickets are on sale here. For more information on upcoming shows, visit yannperreau.com.

Tour dates
20/07/17 Mont-Laurier, QC // Espace Théâtre Muni-Spec
21/07/17 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC // Bougaricci ^
28/07/17 Roberval, QC // Scène Desjardins - Place Traversée (Traversée Internationale du Lac Saint-Jean)
05/08/17 Saint-Donat, QC // Place de l'Église de Saint-Donat
10/08/17 Caraquet, NB // Chapiteau de la Place du Festival (Festival Acadien de Caraquet)
11/08/17 Gaspé, QC // Chapiteau des Grands Spectacles Hydro-Québec (Festival Musique du Bout du Monde)
16/08/17 Montréal, QC // Parc des Faubourgs (Fierté Montréal)
18/08/17 Lavaltrie, QC // Parc Gérard-Lavallée (Rythmes & Courant)
19/08/17 Sainte-Thérèse, QC // Scène extérieure - rue Blainville
25/08/17 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC // Scène Cogeco - Parc Delpha-Sauvé (Festival Artefact)
15/09/17 Victoriaville, QC // Le Carré 150: Cabaret Guy Aubert
29/09/17 Frelighsburg, QC // Beat & Betterave
05/10/17 Montréal, QC // Cinquième salle de la Place des Arts ^
12/10/17 Québec, QC // Grand Théâtre de Québec - Salle Octave Crémazie ^
19/10/17 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz
02/11/17 Amqui, QC // Salle Jean-Cossette
23/02/18 Maskinongé, QC // Magasin Général Le Brun
24/02/18 Maskinongé, QC // Magasin Général Le Brun

^ Perreau et la lune

Philippe B at the Cinquième salle (Place des Arts) on October 17th

Philippe B at the Cinquième salle (Place des Arts) on October 17th

Following a sold-out album launch show at Phi Centre, Philippe B announces a concert at the Cinquième salle de la Place des Arts (in Montreal) on October 17th. In addition to songs from his latest album, La grande nuit vidéo, the singer-songwriter, accompanied by two musicians, will also perform tunes from his previous records. This concert will be presented in other cities across the province this fall (see dates below). In the meantime, Philippe B will play shows at the Festif! in Baie-St-Paul on July 22nd and at FME in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Tickets for the concert at the Cinquième salle are on sale now.

Released on May 12th via Bonsound, La grande nuit vidéo is one of 40 albums long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize. On this new LP, Philippe B explores the human connection with fiction through the paradigm of a couple, in which the female character is personified by the voice of Laurence Lafond-Beaulne (Milk & Bone). La grande nuit vidéo and its cinematic chord arrangements have impressed the critics right out of the box:

His best work […] an important album. - Philippe Renaud, Ici Radio-Canada Première

An album of great beauty - Philippe Papineau, Le Devoir

There’s a lot of beauty per square foot on this album […] It’s magnificent. - Katerine Verebely, Ici Radio-Canada Première

a finely crafted gem. 4/5 - André Péloquin, Journal de Montréal

Singularly exquisite - Nicolas Roy, HuffPost Québec

An absolutely captivating album - Patricia Tadros, Ici Radio-Canada Première

One of the best singer-songwriter albums released this year in Quebec. - Julien Roche, Le Canal Auditif

Tour Dates
22/07/17 Baie-St-Paul, QC // Le Festif! de Baie-St-Paul
31/08-03/09/17 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // FME
13/10/17 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie
17/10/17 Montreal, QC // Cinquième salle de la Place des Arts
20/10/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard
21/10/17 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
27/10/17 Trois-Rivières, QC // Église Saint-James
02/11/17 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Salle Georges-Codling
04/11/17 Ottawa, ON // Fourth Stage NAC 24/02/18 Val-Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
24/03/18 Maskinongé, QC // Magasin Général Le Brun
16/05/18 Val-d’Or, QC // Salle Félix Leclerc

Elisapie joins Bonsound's roster and shares a song

With great pride, Bonsound announces the signing of singer-songwriter Elisapie for her next album, The Ballad of the Runaway Girl. She sought to explore her Inuit origins and has since created a contrasted and vibrant oeuvre. The album’s release is planned for winter 2018.

On National Aboriginal Day, Elisapie pays tribute to her heritage with a lively resurgence of an Inuit folk classic, Forefathers. This song written by Willie Thrasher is undoubtedly a monument of Inuit culture, a manifesto on Aboriginal peoples’ millennia-long ownership of the territory. Produced by Joe Grass, the song won’t appear on her next album. Beside Joe Grass, Nicolas Basque and Robbie Kuster are among the contributors on the piece Forefathers.

Willie Thrasher is a survivor, a resilient man. In is youth, he was send to a residential school. For me this song pays respect to our aunts and uncles who have been uprooted when they were children. This song should be our people’s anthem, says Elisapie regarding the musician poet and his work.

Forefathers is available now on all digital platforms.

Pierre Kwenders announces the release of his new album and shares a music video

September 2017 will mark the return of Pierre Kwenders, a torchbearer of today’s new wave of African artists. Now, the Afro-Canadian singer-songwriter unveils his music video for Sexus Plexus Nexus, the second single off his sophomore album, MAKANDA at The End of Space, the Beginning of Time, due out on September 8th via Bonsound. The song premiered two weeks ago on CBC Radio 2’s The Strombo Show.

Watch and share the video for Sexus Plexus Nexus via YouTube. Pierre Kwenders’ new album is available now for preorder on all digital platforms.

Directed by duo Epher Heilland, the video is a true celebration. The idea was to recreate the ambience and dances in Kinshasa, Pierre explains. The vibe of a street fair where you go with your family to celebrate until the wee hours. Listening to the song and partying, you never want it to end, all that celebration of love.

Pierre Kwenders will hit the road again this summer for a tour throughout Quebec and the rest of Canada. The singer-songwriter just came back from a successful European tour with Mozart's Sister and POP Montreal, and made stops in Paris, London and Glasgow, among other cities.

Don't miss his new album launch show in Montreal on September 13th at the PHI Centre. Tickets are on sale online.

Upcoming shows
06/22/17 Ottawa, ON // Ottawa Jazz Festival
06/24/17 Winnipeg, MB // La Fourche (Constellation Francophone)
07/22/17 Montreal, QC // Festival Nuits d’Afrique - Scène TD-ICI Musique (DJ set)
31/08-03/09/17 Rouyn-Noranda, QC // Festival de Musique émergente
09/13/17 Montreal, QC // Centre Phi (Album launch show as part of POP Montreal)
09/15/17 Toronto, ON // Rivoli
09/22/17 Quebec City, QC // Le Cercle (with Moonshine)
09/23/17 Ottawa, QC // Studio du NAC

Lisa LeBlanc, Philippe B and Geoffroy nominated on the 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List

Lisa LeBlanc, Philippe B and Geoffroy nominated on the 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The 2017 Polaris Music Prize Long List is finally out! Congratulations to Lisa Leblanc, Geoffroy and Philippe B for been nominated alongside 37 other artists.

Philippe B has been nominated for La grande nuit vidéo Geoffroy has been nominated for Coastline. Lisa LeBlanc has been nominated for Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?

The short list will be announced on July 13 and the Polaris Gala will be held on September 18 in Toronto.

Lisa LeBlanc announces a show in Montreal

Lisa LeBlanc announces a show in Montreal

Lisa LeBlanc has just announced her show at the Corona Theater on December 9th! This will be the first time she performs in Montreal since the launch of her latest album Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen ?. Mark your calendars and circle this date in red, because Lisa’s performance is sure to blow you away!

Tickets are available right now.

Lisa LeBlanc will tour Quebec starting with a stop at the FrancoFolies de Montréal on June 14th for the Acadie Rock show alongside Radio Radio, Les Hay Babies and many others. On July 11, she will be on the Plaines d’Abraham for the Festival d’été de Québec and then in Baie-St-Paul on July 22 for the Festif!

In August, she will cross the Atlantic for a quick tour across France and Belgium.

Tour dates
06/14 Montréal, QC // Scène Bell (FrancoFolies de Montréal)
07/01 Ottawa, ON // Colline du Parlement (Fête du Canada)
07/11 Quebec, QC // Plaines d’Abraham (Festival d’été de Québec)
07/13 Longueuil, QC // Parc Michel Chartrand
07/14 London, ON // Main Stage (Home County Music & Art Festival)
07/15 Toronto, ON // Harbourfront Centre
07/16 Guelph, ON // Hillside Festival
07/22 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Le Festif!
08/03 Saint-Georges-de-Dionne, France // Humour et Eau Salée
08/05 Langres, France // Chien à Plumes
08/06 Crozon, France // Bout du Monde
08/08 Saint-Pierre-d’Orléron, France // Les Estivases
08/10 Les Sables-d’Olonne, France // La Déferlante
08/11 Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, France // La Déferlante
08/13 Bruxelles, Belgique // Brussels Summer Festival
11/10 Edmundston, NB // Centre Jean Daigle
12/08 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC // Centre des Arts Juliette-Lassonde
12/09 Montreal, QC // Corona Theater

Groenland unveils a video for Healing Suns directed by Éric Morin

Before they resume touring this summer, Groenland shares a video for Healing Suns, directed by Québécois filmmaker Éric Morin (Parce Que Films). The video depicts the sunny adventures of two young girls as they make their way across a forest. Perched in a tree or floating down a lake on a raft, the friends are unstoppable. Healing Suns is off the band’s sophomore effort, A Wider Space, released in September 2016.

Watch and share the video for Healing Suns via YouTube.

The Montreal-based band toured in Europe two months ago, making stops in Paris, Amsterdam and Luxembourg, among other cities. Groenland will hit the road again for a tour in Quebec and Ontario, starting July 1st at the Ottawa Jazz Festival. They will also perform at the Metropolis on July 7th during the Montreal International Jazz Festival and at the Festival d’été de Québec on July 14th.

Tour Dates
01/07 Ottawa, ON // Ottawa Jazz Festival
07/07 Montreal, QC // Métropolis (Montreal International Jazz Festival)
14/07 Quebec City, QC // Parc de la Francophonie (Festival d’été de Québec)
06/08 Magog, QC // Vieux Clocher de Magog
26/08 Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, QC // La Chèvre
18/11 Val d'Or, QC // Salle Félix-Leclerc
25/11 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard

Yann Perreau unveils Grande brune remix for Perreau et la Lune’s 10th anniversary

Yann Perreau unveils Grande brune remix for Perreau et la Lune’s 10th anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Yann Perreau’s concert Perreau et la Lune, originally performed at Théâtre Quat’Sous. Alex McMahon and I have been looking for a good reason revive the show. Well, 10 years is a really good reason! says Yann.

For the occasion, Yann Perreau unveils a remix of the song Grande brune, by Jean-Phi Goncalvez and Alex McMahon. The song is available to download for free on Bandcamp, as well as for purchase on all other digital platforms. The album Perreau et la Lune (which includes a DVD of the performance) is also available for 10$ on Bonsound’s store, on Bandcamp and all other online services. The video of this timeless show, inspired by the songs of his 2 first albums (Western Romance and Nucléaire), is also available in its entirety via YouTube.

Audiences can revisit the performance at the Cinquième salle de la Place de Arts on June 9, as part of the FrancoFolies de Montréal, or at numerous other venues around Quebec. The tour kicked off on May 22 at Théâtre du Marais in Val-Morin.

Tour dates:
26/05/17 Saint-Casimir // La Taverne de Saint-Casimir
27/05/17 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-Galerie
09/06/17 Montréal, QC // Cinquième salle de la Place des Arts (Les FrancoFolies de Montréal) ^
11/06/17 Montréal, QC // Les FrancoFolies de Montréal - Scène Bell (Hommage à Desjardins)
12/06/17 Montréal, QC // Les FrancoFolies de Montréal - Scène Bell
17/06/17 Ottawa, ON // Parc Major's Hill
21/06/17 Paris, FR // Nuit Boréale - L’Esplanade des Invalides
13/07/17 Amos, QC // H2O Le Festival Coop IGA Extra Amos
15/07/17 Québec, QC // Place d'Youville (Festival d'été de Québec)
20/07/17 Mont-Laurier, QC // Espace Théâtre Muni-Spec
05/08/17 Saint-Donat, QC // Place de l'Église
29/09/17 Frelisghburg, QC // Beat & Betterave
12/10/17 Québec, QC // Grand Théâtre de Québec - Salle Octave Crémazie ^
19/10/17 Gatineau, QC // Salle Jean-Despréz ^

^ Perreau et la Lune

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