Some news!

Here we are, well into 2014, year of the horse. The Chinese horoscope promises prosperity both in travel and in general success – and I must admit, we’re off to a great start!

I’m starting a northern and western Canadian tour (Réseau des grands espaces) on which the band and I will be in the « Doghouse » (familiar territory), a giant snow castle and a few more hotspots in the prairies. After having survived this crazy cold winter, I plan on bringing a radiant and warm summer back home with me; we deserve it!@!#?!!

This spring, I will be teaching weekly songwriting classes with le 100 Nons (at Université Saint-Boniface), and starting a new album production project (still top secret: actually, this message will self-destruct in 5 seconds).
I’ll be mostly wearing my artistic director/producer hat in the next while – I feel very fortunate to be able to work with talented and inspiring people from across this vast land, a circle that will soon be expanding on the international stage!

I wish you a wonderful year, hoping that we cross paths very soon. Off to the races!

Peace,

Daniel

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New song in the works

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

A new year, new challenges, and the release of a brand new song to come…

I’ve had the chance to work with long-time collaborator Norman Dugas to drum up a beautiful lil’ song that will be officially released in six weeks – giving us time to do final tweaks on the video. Here’s a sneak peek of the song to come!

All the best in 2013, and I hope to see you soon!

Daniel xo

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Fall forward?!

I’ve been blessed with two wonderful awards lately: the Edith Butler 2012 prize from the Société professionnelle des auteurs et compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ), which I received at a brunch-gala in Montréal on September 28th. The who’s who of the Québec scene was there, no freedom toast in site though – it was an honour to be amongst such talented company! A few days later in Regina (the town where the jokes about the town that rhymes with fun abound), HYPERBOLE, my latest album, received the award for Francophone Album of the Year at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards. A true jet setter weekend fuelled by espresso and good friends!

Coming down back to earth, I’m looking forward to some upcoming dates in the Maritimes in mid-November in Charlottetown, Moncton and Kedgwick (where I hope to douse myself in stolen maple syrup at a black market price).

In other news, we’re releasing the video and single for “Popsicle” in English! As of today, see for yourselves what caused a mild scandal in my neighbourhood – me in a full body leotard. The single is also available on iTunes and Bandcamp.

Leaves are falling, snow is lurking around the corner, but we are moving forward in the excitement of upcoming shows and overseas travel in the new year – stay tuned!

Daniel xo

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3 WCMA nominations and some shows!

Extra extra! – Three Western Canadian Music Award nominations! HYPERBOLE for Francophone Recording of the year, Alphabête for Video of the year, and Norman Dugas and myself sharing the nod for Producer of the year. Congratulations to all who worked on these projects – we’ll pass the trophy around if we take it!

High on all this good news, we’re recording a few remixes to be released this summer. The first is an a cappella version of my smash hit (with the ladies) Des mots d’amour, steroid barbershop style; the second, a « making of » video of the song Popsicle in English (originally written in English).

As for upcoming concerts, we’ll be performing at the Festival Acadien de Caraquet, NB, on August 6th, in Montreal in September, and back to the Maritimes in the fall. For my Winnipeg friends, we’ll be presenting up souped up version of the show, Hyperbole 2.0 before the snow falls, but for now, it’s summertime. Shout out to the pan hittin’ protestors and the sun!

Peace out,
Daniel

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I have a new video!

Just a quick news item for you all today: I have a new video.  You can view it here… let me know what you think of it!  😉

P.S. No cats were harmed in the filming of this video (except if you count having to see me with my shirt off!)

xo
D

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Rideau call!

Barely recovered from our trip to France at the MIDEM conference, where the ROA band rocked Morrison’s Pub in front of a very receptive audience, we’re gearing up for a crazy week! We’ll be showcasing at la Bourse Rideau in Québec City on Monday night (see gigs page) and then returning to Winnipeg for a concert at the Festival du Voyageur on Saturday February 18th. For those who missed the CD release, here’s your chance!

Our good friend Mike Sanders has just delivered an awesomely edited montage of the live show, recorded the night of our CD release concert in late november. Dan Perreaux mixed the live audio, and Mike and Amanda Fandych worked the cameras – awesome job peeps. Check it out!

Gotta plane to catch soon…

Peace out

Daniel

 

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MIDEM bound!

MIDEM bound!!!

2012. Mayans shmayans. This year promises to be an amazing one! We’ve just released the new album HYPERBOLE in Canada, the video for “Alphabête” is getting more and more hits, and we’re on our way to MIDEM in France! Cannes you believe it?$#@!

Oui monsieur! The album is hot, the show is doubley tripley dope, and it’s time to rock the casbah.  We’ll be showcasing on Jan 29th at 10:00pm at Morrison’s Pub (10 rue Teissere).  After MIDEM, we’ll be showcasing at la Bourse Rideau in Québec City in February, and then will begin the shows and tours. We’ll soon be announcing a few dates for the winter and spring – here’s hoping we see you in your town over the next year!

Bonne année & peace out

D.

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Winnipeg release sold out!

A huge thank you to the CCFM and to all involved in last night’s CD release.  Quite a show – and sold out too!!!  Thanks again to all that were present.

xo
D.

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CD Release Show dates announced!

It’s official: the CD release show dates have been decided! I will be doing a triple-release in Winnipeg-Ottawa-Montréal, with a full show in each city. The dates are:

Winnipeg
November 24th, 2011 at 8:00pm
Centre culturel franco-manitobain (340 Provencher Blvd)
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $10 students.  Available by contacting the CCFM.

Ottawa
November 30th, 2011 at 7:30pm
National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage (53 Elgin St)
Tickets: $20 includes a free copy of the album!  Available at the NAC and through Ticketmaster.

Montreal
December 1st, 2011 at 8:00pm
O Patro Vys (356 Mont-Royal Est)
Free entry

 

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Official release of Alphabête video!

And now, without further ado, I’m happy to present to you the new video for my song Alphabête!  You can view it by clicking here.

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