Hailing from Baie-Ste-Marie, Nova Scotia, P’tit Belliveau grew up in an insular francophone community surrounded by anglophones. Nevertheless, he made himself known at the 2019 Francouvertes contest, making it to the finals alongside O.G.B. and Alex Burger. For nearly a year now he has lived in Moncton New Brunswick, where he embraces his hometown’s sense of community. Lakes, fishing and nature reside at the heart of the singer-songwriter’s universe.
Music took root in his heart thanks to Baie-Ste-Marie’s local community radio station, where he gathered the first snippets of what would become his style. They often played DIY songs, which influenced P’tit Belliveau’s own lo-fi sounds, along with his desire to put drum machines front and center in folk/bluegrass songs.
P’tit Belliveau is the guy-next-door who will spin a tale about everyday life like nobody else. The singer-songwriter stands out with his unique brand of electro-inspired country-folk music and his cassette tape aesthetic. His debut album will be released in 2020 via Bonsound. The single Les bateaux dans la baie is out now on all music services.