"Renégat" on CKOI!
"Renégat", first single of #FancyGhetto among the new musical hits for LesHitsDeMontréal on CKOI 96,9 FM this week!!!
Welcome to the "FANCY GHETTO"
"Fancy Ghetto", Désilets' long awaited third album will be released on February 11, 2014.
Watch the teaser to get a first taste of what to expect!
FIRST DAY OF STUDIO!
After a year and a half of songwriting, today's the first day of recordings for my 3rd album. My home for the next 2 weeks: the renowned Pierre Marchand Studios in Montreal where I will be co-producing with François Lafontaine of the band Karkwa. Really happy!
FEW MORE DAYS TO STUDIO TIME!
A few more days before we start the recordings for my 3rd album! Two weeks of intense musical creation, starting Monday. Needless to say we are all so excited!
Also, check out my SHOWS section: 5 new dates have been added!
Danse Lhasa Danse
I'm really happy to announce that I'll participate in the Danse Lhasa Danse show again this year, which will be presented this summer, outdoors under the stars in Toronto on June 19 (as part of the Luminato Festival) and in Montreal on July 11 (at the Théâtre de Verdure in Parc La Fontaine)!
This is your last chance to attend, free of charge, to the show that will hit the road in the Fall 2013 and Winter 2014. See the complete list in the "Shows" section!
Karkwa's 'Moi-Léger' on CBC
Here's Karkwa's "Moi-léger" which I had the pleasure to sing for CBC Music's "À propos" 25th anniversary. Congrats to Ian Cameron for the amazing footage and big thanks to Jim Corcoran for the invite! http://youtu.be/gvc6wqEWtjA
Upcoming Montreal intimate show!
Hey guys! Good news, we're giving an intimate show in Montreal on MARCH 31 at the cozy Verre Bouteille. More details here: http://www.facebook.com/events/488554171203723/
The videos for "J'oublierai" and "Si loin" are featured at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA)'s ABC: MTL beautiful exhibition, which will run until March 2013!
Make sure to drop by if you can!
Danse Lhasa Danse, Moncton & M pour Montréal!
For a consecutive year, Alexandre will be part of Danse Lhasa Danse which was presented
last year to a sold-out audience as part of Coup de Coeur francophone.
This vibrant tribute to Lhasa de Sela, featuring 6 singers, 5 musicians and 12 dancers, will be presented this Friday November 9 & Saturday 10 at Théâtre Outremont, and will hit the road
across Quebec soon after, from November 16 to December 5.
But that’s not all. Alexandre will also travel to Moncton this Thursday November 8 to participate in FrancoFête en Acadie and will be part of the 7th edition of M for Montreal on November 16
at Quai Des Brumes! Not to be missed if you’re in the area! Here’s a listing for your eyes only ;-)
Independent Music Awards: VOX POP AWARDS!
LA GARDE just won best "Album Art" & "Music Website" at this year's Independent Music Awards Vox Pop poll! More than 60,000 music fans from around the world voted online! Special thanks to Ariane & Ombilicus Mundi! Now that's what I call team work! More details
New dates have just been announced!
Go see our Shows section for more details!
LA GARDE: 2012 Independant Music Awards Winner!
LA GARDE is the 2012 Independant Music Awards Winner for Best Adult Contemporary Album!!
The team & I are so proud of this!! Still can't believe it!
Independent Music Awards
I just learnt I've been nominated in the following 3 categories at this year's Independent Music Awards!!
2011 International Songwriting Competition
Cool news: my song "Plus qu'il en faut" & music video for "L'éphémère" are semi-finalists at this year's International Songwriting Competition!
Upcoming 2012 projects
Eventough it's a bit late, I wish you all a great New Year! 2012 has started with a bang:
Television: I went to NYC to meet with the talented Kiran Ahluwalia to write & compose a new song for the CBC tv show "Rendez-vous" (which will air in about 4 weeks) & participated in CBC's tv show "Les rescapés" in which I interpret one of French artist Niagara's songs
Shows: I'll be in Ottawa on March 3rd and will tour beautiful China for a whole month (see Show page for more details) as part of the "Mars en folie" programming! More to come!
Cinema: come see me at this year's Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois festival on February 20 (to talk about the 888 project: bit.ly/wjbpS3) and/or on February 25 (as part of my participation to Brigitte Poupart's "Over my Dead Body" movie soundtrack).
Alexandre is inviting 4 people this Sunday for a brunch & exclusive preview of the last movie of my #8videos project which will be unveiled on Wednesday December 21st.
Participate at: http://bit.ly/advipform!
The sixth movie from the "8 songs, 8 movies, 8 directors" project will be released this Wednesday, November 23rd! Stay tuned!
Don't miss Alex on stage at the Cabaret Mile End THIS FRIDAY November 25th!
Jérome Dupuis-Cloutier will be the opening act. Show starts at 8:30pm!
Prepaid tickets still available via Admission, the Cabaret Mile End ticket office or at the doors.
NEW SHOW DATES!
New dates have been added!
Don't miss Alexandre on NOVEMBER 25 at the Cabaret Mile-End (tickets on sale on Admission)!
Also this month: the M for Montreal showcase, collaborations with great artists such as Marco Calliari & choreographer Pierre-Paul Savoie (tribute show to the late Lhasa de Sela, "Danse Lhasa Danse")!
Go on the SHOWS section for more details!
8 SONGS, 8 MOVIES, 8 DIRECTORS
Something new on the landing page!
We launch today "8 songs, 8 movies, 8 directors". Each director has been given carte blanche, no restrictions!
Every 2 weeks we'll unveil a new movie which will feature a song from the album LA GARDE. The song of the week will also be available for FREE DOWNLOAD!
This week we kick things off with À pas de géant directed by Ian Lagarde.
We're super happy to say that La garde has been nominated for "Pop-Rock Album of the Year" at the 33rd Gala de l’ADISQ! Stay tuned!
Special on iTunes!
FRANCOFOLIES DE MONTRÉAL 2011
Mark down JUNE 10 on your calendars!
Make sure not to miss Alexandre & his talented musicians on the Loto-Québec outdoor stage, during this year's Francofolies de Montréal!
It's outdoors, it's free & it's going to be fun!
Click HERE for more details!
Alexandre THIS FRIDAY in Alma!
If you're in the Alma area make sure not to miss Alexandre and his talented musicians!
Come and live the La Garde & Escalader l'ivresse LIVE experience!
Click HERE for ticket info!
Join us next Thursday for AKIDO's show, to which I will participate with another surprise artist! Have a great weekend everyone!
Watch the TEASER
Here are the event's details: CLICK HERE
TONIGHT on Musique Plus!
TONIGHT on MusiquePlus! Interview at 6PM on the show "Palmarès" + Live performance at 7PM on "L'Univers MusiquePlus"!
New video clip!
We're really proud to unveil LA GARDE, the latest video clip beautifully directed by Mathieu Grimard.
It’s so dazzling that Musique Plus has already buzzcliped it!
WATCH IT HERE!
Fréquence SIRIUS clips
For those who don't have a tv, here's a preview of the cultural clips Fréquence SIRIUS! Hear the interview & listen to the acoustic version of "La garde"!
What a good start!
Taking 2011 by the horns! First show of the year @ Gatineau's La Basoche is already sold-out!
Wishing you a great holiday season!
In a few days it's Christmas! I would like to thank you and wish you a great holiday season! 2010 was a year full of inspiration, creativity and great encounters. Can't wait for 2011!
Happy New Year!
UNDER THE X-MAS TREE!
Let LA GARDE warm up your Christmas stockings, available in stores or on itunes & Zik.ca!
LA GARDE in the:
Top 15 Francophone Albums of 2010 on itunes+
Top 10 Albums Of 2010 according to Voir+
À pas de géant in the Top 15 Francophone Songs of 2010 on itunes (Rewind 2010)!!!
First videoclip from LA GARDE
«Changer d'air», the first videoclip from LA GARDE directed by Jean-Luc Della Montagna is now online!! Yesss!
And if you're curious, watch the Making Of right HERE to see how it was all made!
Surprise SHOW TONIGHT!
Don't miss Alexandre and his talented musicians TONIGHT at Montreal's Verre Bouteille for an intimate night of good music!
Click HERE for details!
Watch Alex and Jérôme perform live on L'Univers MusiquePlus today!
WATCH Clip #1 & Clip #2!
Live performance & interview at CISM for the last "Session Live" of 2010!
Get the complete podcast version HERE!
Ending 2010 with a sparkle!
LA GARDE: among itunes Top 15 Francophone Albums of the Year + Top 10 Albums of the Year on Voir... AND "À pas de géant" in the Top 15 Songs of the Year on itunes (Rewind 2010)!!!
Montreal Show THIS THURSDAY!
After a great reception in Quebec City’s show last week, you definitely don’t want to miss him in Montreal THIS THURSDAY!
Special guests, unreleased songs & lights by Mathieu Roy (Patrick Watson, Karkwa, Jorane, Malajube, Jean Leloup, etc) will leave you… intoxicated!!
Get your TICKETS now!
TOUR STARTING TONIGHT!
Virtually invited: Attend the CD LAUNCH TODAY!
CD LAUNCH TODAY STARTING AT 5pm, LIVE on www.realtimerealite.com!!
There will be a happy hour today, Thursday October 28, at Montreal's Savoy du Métropolis to launch the release of "La Garde". And you are virtually invited!!
You can also follow the whole event on twitter @pierrecote!
See you there!
ANDRÉ «DÉDÉ» FORTIN PRIZE
The SPACQ Fondation unveiled today, during a luncheon hosted by Louise Forestier, the prize winners of its fifth yealy award. Ten grants of 10 000$ and four grants of 5000$ have been given to various singers, songwriters and composers. Alexandre was awarded, along with Marie-Pierre Arthur, the
ANDRÉ «DÉDÉ» FORTIN PRIZE– Offered by Loto-Québec
Listen to the first single!
Here it is! Alexandre just finished his second album LA GARDE available October 26! Want a preview? ListenHERE!
Second Album out on October 25!
After a whole year of intense musical creation, Alexandre delivers his 2nd album, an album which will be released on October 25. The first single will soon be out, so keep your ears open! Can't wait to share the fruits of our labour!
And because the stage is his element and each performance is a unique experience, come live this album's unique sparkle and discover an audacious musical universe.
Go to the SHOWS section for a complete listing!