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Philippe B: his album is out now

Philippe B: his album is out now

The album La grande nuit vidéo by Philippe B is available today on all music services!

On his fifth album, Philippe B (who was named Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 ADISQ Gala), explores the human connection with fiction through the paradigm of a couple. During the writing process, he felt that he needed to include a female voice in these songs. This character is personified on the album by the voice of Laurence Lafond-Beaulne (Milk & Bone), who sings with Philippe B on three songs. With his critically-acclaimed album Variations fantômes (2011), he explored and sampled the work of classical composers, then used multiple wind instruments to create a late-night soundtrack on the Polaris Long-Listed Ornithologie, la nuit (2014). For La grande nuit vidéo, Philippe B was inspired to create cinematic chord arrangements, reaffirming that he is one of the great Quebecois singer-songwriters.

La grande nuit vidéo will be presented for the first time in Montreal during a concert on May 17th at Phi Centre.

Tour Dates
17/05/17 Montreal, QC // Centre Phi (Album Launch Show)
22/07/17 Baie-St-Paul, QC // Quai La Fabrique Culturelle (Le Festif!)
20/10/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard
26/10/17 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
27/10/17 Trois-Rivières, QC // Église Saint-James
02/11/17 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Marine Cabaret
04/11/17 Ottawa, ON // Centre national des Arts
24/02/18 Val Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
24/03/18 Maskinongé, QC // Magasin Général Le Brun

BEYRIES shares maman for Mother’s Day

Today BEYRIES unveils maman, the first original song she ever wrote, just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday. The Montreal singer-songwriter created this piece in honour of her mother. The song was produced by Alex Mc Mahon (who plays piano on the track), and Mathieu Désy (bass), Guillaume Doiron (acoustic guitar) and Antoine Gratton (string arrangements, performed by Quatuor Esca) also contributed to this moving gift. Maman is available now on all digital platforms.

Listen and share the song maman via Youtube.

BEYRIES’ career has seen considerable success in a very short period of time, and on September 15th the self-taught musician will play the legendary venue Club Soda. Tickets are available online. She will provide musical accompaniment during the yoga classes of the Lolë White Tour, an unmissable event for yoga lovers, on July 27th in Toronto and on August 12 at Quai Jacques-Cartier du Vieux-Port in Montréal. BEYRIES is also part of this year's Festival d'été de Québec line-up on July 16th. Finally, the artist will open for K.D. Lang at the Grand Théâtre de Québec on September 3rd as part of her Ingénue Redux tour.

BEYRIES released her debut record Landing in February 2017. In its first week, Landing shot to #1 on the Quebec album charts and #7 on the Canadian charts. After her performance to a sold-out crowd at Quebec’s Petit Champlain, Le Soleil’s Nicolas Houle described her voice as unwavering, which delivers feeling with ease.The result is soft, intense music that is both touching and powerful.

Tour Dates
12/05/17 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche (1ère partie de Safia Nolin) (sold out)
13/05/17 Gatineau, QC // Cabaret La Basoche (1ère partie de Safia Nolin) (sold out)
24/05/17 Drummondville, QC // Maison des Arts Desjardins - Salle Secondaire (Opening for Safia Nolin)
26/05/17 Lavaltrie, QC // Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie (sold out)
17/06/17 Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC // La Chèvre
16/07/17 Québec, QC // Parc de la Francophonie (Festival d'été de Québec)
20/07/17 Châteauguay, QC // Centre Culturel Vanier - Salle Jean-Pierre Houde
21/07/17 Baie-Saint-Paul, QC // Le Festif! de Baie-Saint-Paul
27/07/17 Toronto, ON // Toronto's Exhibition Place (Lolë White Tour)
12/08/17 Montréal, QC // Quai Jacques-Cartier (Lolë White Tour)
03/09/17 Québec, QC // Grand Théâtre de Québec (opening for k.d. lang)
15/09/17 Montréal, QC // Club Soda (POP Montréal)
19/10/17 Trois-Rivières, QC // Église Saint-James (sold out)
04/11/17 Sherbrooke, QC // Boquébière
08/02/18 Trois-Rivières, QC // Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
03/03/18 Longueuil, QC // Théâtre de la ville

Geoffroy signs with French booking agency Allo Floride and announces new tour dates

Geoffroy signs with French booking agency Allo Floride and announces new tour dates

Geoffroy will kick off the summer season in Cannes, FR, where he will be the sole Canadian artist to play a showcase at Midem, a leading international event for the music ecosystem. Following his participation in the SOCAN showcase at the Printemps de Bourges festival a few weeks ago, this will be his second, but not last, trip to France. Recently, he signed with French booking agency Allo Floride.

Less than four months after launching his debut album Coastline to a sold-out Phi Centre, Geoffroy will co-headline a show at Club Soda (with KROY) on July 6th, as part of the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Tickets are on sale now. Geoffroy will also perform at other festivals this summer, including the FestiVoix de Trois-Rivières, the Festival d’été de Québec and Osheaga.

Co-produced by Gabriel Gagnon, Max Gendron and Geoffroy, Coastline features a solid mix of percussions, guitars, analog keyboards and synths, and woodwind instruments. Since its release in March 2017, the album has garnered over 2.5 million streams on Spotify. Geoffroy was also named Apple Music’s Favourite New Artist and his collaboration with Men I Trust, Thirsty, reached the top spot on HypeMachine, a barometer for different music trends on the blogosphere. Currently Stingray Music's Artist of the Month, the exclusive channel is made up of songs from Geoffroy's repertoire as well as songs from other artists he has personally selected.

Tour Dates
08/06 Cannes, FR // Midem
01/07 Trois-Rivières, QC // L’Embuscade (FestiVoix)
06/07 Montreal, QC // Club Soda - Montreal Jazz Festival (Co-headline w/ KROY)
09/07 Quebec City, QC // Scène Fibe (Festival d’été de Québec)
04/08 Montreal, QC // Osheaga

Lisa LeBlanc unveils a music video for I Love You, I Don't Love You, I Don't Know

Lisa LeBlanc releases a video for her song, I Love You, I Don't Love You, I Don't Know, off her album Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? released by Bonsound last fall. The video was directed by DAVAI, a production company based in Montreal.

DAVAI developed a narrative around the Acadian and her friends who perform her song for an eclectic dance battle. The competitors take over the dancefloor, making their own unique battle styles shine (including line dancing, headbanging, breakdancing and thrash).

Watch and share the video for I Love You, I Don’t Love You, I Don’t Know via YouTube.

Lisa LeBlanc will be in Saint John, NB, on April 27, as she is performing for the 2017 East Coast Music Awards. Within this event, she will also be part of a showcase on April 28th at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre. She recently won the Singer-songwriter award at the 2017 Indies and was also nominated at the 2017 JUNOS Awards. The artist will be touring throughout Quebec and Canada this summer. Visit lisaleblanc.ca for all of her tour dates.

Philippe B unveils a video for Rouge-gorge featuring Milk & Bone's Laurence Lafond-Beaulne

Named Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 ADISQ Gala, Philippe B is set to release La grande nuit vidéo on May 12th, 2017 via Bonsound. On his fifth album, he explores the human connection with fiction through the paradigm of a couple. During the writing process, he felt that he needed to include a female voice in these songs. This character is personified on the album by the voice of Laurence Lafond-Beaulne (Milk & Bone), who sings with Philippe B on three songs.

Watch and share the video for Rouge-gorge - one of the songs featuring Lafond-Beaulne - via YouTube.

The album La grande nuit vidéo is available to pre-order today. Songs Explosion and Rouge-gorge are out on all music services.

La grande nuit vidéo will be presented for the first time in Montreal during a concert on May 17th at Phi Centre. Philippe B will also perform at the Festif! in Baie-Saint-Paul this summer, and his shows will resume in the fall.

Tour Dates
17/05/17 Montreal, QC // Centre Phi (Album Launch Show)
22/07/17 Baie-St-Paul, QC // Quai La Fabrique Culturelle (Le Festif!)
20/10/17 Saint-Jérôme, QC // Salle Antony-Lessard
26/10/17 Quebec City, QC // Impérial Bell
27/10/17 Trois-Rivières, QC // Église Saint-James
02/11/17 Sorel-Tracy, QC // Marine Cabaret
04/11/17 Ottawa, ON // Centre national des Arts
24/02/18 Val Morin, QC // Théâtre du Marais
24/03/18 Maskinongé, QC // Magasin Général Le Brun

Pierre Kwenders unveils a music video for Woods of Solitude off his upcoming album

Premiering today on The FADER, Pierre Kwenders delivers a new music video for Woods of Solitude, the first single off his upcoming album to be released in September via Bonsound. This is the follow-up to his acclaimed effort Le Dernier Empereur Bantou (2014).

Woods of Solitude is available now on all digital platforms.

Directed by duo Epher Heilland (who also directed Pierre Kwenders’ video for Mardi gras) the video was shot around Seattle and in the rain forest. The first time I met up with Tendai “Baba” Maraire, ‘Woods of Solitude’ was the first song we worked on together, the singer-songwriter explains. The black and white images create a cinematic aesthetic. The guitars and synths lend a unique sound to the song.

Pierre Kwenders recently opened for Arcade Fire during the Kanaval KANPE event at the Montreal Metropolis. The artist is heading off to Europe this spring for a string of dates with Mozart's Sister on the POP Off tour presented by POP Montreal.

Upcoming shows
04/20/17 Toronto, ON // Supermarket (CMW / Bonsound Showcase)
05/13/17 Wrexham, Focus Wales Festival // Rewind Wrexham
05/17/17 London // The Old Blue Last (DJ Set)
05/18/17 Brighton, The Great Escape // Canada House (Green Door Store)
05/23/17 London // Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
05/25/17 Glasgow // The Glad Café
05/26/17 Liverpool Sound City // Constellation
05/27/17 Liverpool Sound City // Pirate Stage on Clarence Dock
05/29/17 Paris // Le Pop-Up du Label
06/01/17 Berlin, Torstraßen Festival warm up show // Acud
06/03/17 Krakow, GreenZOO Festival // Club RE
06/22/17 Ottawa, ON // Ottawa Jazz Festival

Groenland: a video for Cabin and a European tour

Currently touring across the Atlantic, Groenland unveils a video for Cabin, a ballad filled with majestic strings. The track is off their sophomore effort, A Wider Space, released in September 2016 via Bonsound.

Director Jean-François Sauvé (Romeo & Fils) worked with actor Francis La Haye to produce the video, which is inspired by a true story that occurred a few years ago in Sweden. A man was trapped in his snowed-in car for two months and managed to survive by essentially hibernating.

Watch and share the video for Cabin via YouTube.

Over the next few weeks, Groenland - one of 5 Canadian bands to listen to right now according to NYLON - will bring their orchestral pop music to many European cities, including Hamburg (tonight!), Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Paris. Upon their return, the band will perform in Toronto at Supermarket on April 20th, as part of Bonsound’s Canadian Music Week showcase.

Tour Dates
30/03 Hambourg, DE // HÄKKEN
31/03 Münster, DE // Schnabulenz
01/04 Wuppertal, DE // Utopiastadt
04/04 Cologne, DE // Stereo Wonderland
05/04 Luxembourg, LU // De Gudde Wëllen
06/04 Amsterdam, NL // Melkweg
11/04 Paris, FR // Les Trois Baudets
13/04 Montreux, FR // Décal’Quai
14/04 Nîmes, FR // Paloma
20/04 Toronto, ON // Supermarket (CMW / Bonsound Showcase)
14/07 Quebec City, QC // Festival d’été de Québec
06/08 Magog, QC // Vieux Clocher de Magog
26/08 Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, QC // La Chèvre

Philippe B announces the release of La grande nuit vidéo

Named Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 ADISQ Gala for Ornithologie, la nuit, Philippe B returns with a fifth album, La grande nuit vidéo, to be released on May 12th, 2017 via Bonsound.

With his critically-acclaimed album Variations fantômes (2011), he explored and sampled the work of classical composers, then used multiple wind instruments to create a late-night soundtrack on the Polaris Long-Listed Ornithologie, la nuit (2014). For this new LP, Philippe B was inspired to create cinematic chord arrangements, reaffirming that he is one of the great Quebecois singer-songwriters (Olivier Robillard-Laveaux).

Hear and share the opening track Explosion via YouTube. Explosion is out now on all music services.

La grande nuit vidéo will be presented for the first time in Montreal during a concert on May 17th at Phi Centre. Tickets are on sale now.

Les Deuxluxes announce a series of shows and unveil a new single

A few days before their headlining show at the Fairmount Theatre on April 1st in Montreal, Les Deuxluxes celebrate the beginning of spring by sharing their new single, Diable du printemps. This is the french version of their album’s title song Springtime Devil, released last September 2016 via Bonsound. It will be included in the soundtrack of Télé-Québec’s new TV show Y a du monde à messe, which is set to air this spring and summer.

The song is available on all digital platforms.

Showcasing the band’s many colours, Diable du printemps delivers a visceral rush and keeps the same audacity and energy as in the english version. The first version of Springtime Devil was in french, the duo explains. We kept that french part in mind and decided to finish it!

Les Deuxluxes will perform during the Canadian Music Week in Toronto on April 20th, then they will head off to the Festival International de Lafayette. A Mexico tour from May 11th to June 4th will follow. For all their tour dates, visit lesdeuxluxes.com.

Upcoming shows
04/01/17 Montréal, QC // Fairmount Theatre
04/20/17 Toronto, ON // Supermarket (CMW / Bonsound Showcase)
04/27-30/17 Lafayette, LA // Festival International de Louisiane

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