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  24 February 2008  
 

5 fois 5 with Josée Allard, Marie-France, Saint-Pierre, Samuel Sixto and Wintermitts

 
     
 

5 fois 5 is a project for training and promoting a wave of British Columbia francophone musical artists. This project aims to welcome a delegation of trainers from the Quebec region to produce a concert of original songs, which will include five singers from BC.

5 fois 5 is a project for training and promoting a wave of British Columbia francophone musical artists. This project aims to welcome a delegation of trainers from the Quebec region (Canada) to produce a concert of original songs, which will include five singers from BC.

The outcome of this project will be a series of 5 concerts to be put on in the Whistler-Vancouver corridor, presented to audiences as part of the celebration of the Cultural Olympics in 2008. For this occasion, one show is scheduled to be performed in the city of Vancouver with the band Les Trois Accords, one in Coquitlam/Maillardville and one in Whistler. The groups selected will also be produced in a sixth concert in Quebec on 2 March 2008. Two additional concerts will also be presented in schools in Vancouver and surrounding areas.

5X5 Artists

Josée Allard
Singer-songwriter Josée Allard, grew up in British Columbia where she started singing and composing songs at 10 years old. Largely influenced by Jewel and Sarah McLachlan, the ability to entertain a French or English audience is what sets apart this talented young redhead. Josée has opened for famous Quebecois artists Jean Leloup and Diane Dufresne, and has worked with many professional francophone musicians.

Marie-France
Marie France has lived in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes, but from now on she has decided to settle down in BC. After winning the song Gala in 2005 as a composer, she decided to express herself through music by writing her own songs. Through her words, Marie France opens up her universe where we can share her experiences, her dreams and her passion!

Saint-Pierre
Originally from Quebec, singer, composer songwriter Saint-Pierre has been making music since the nineties. In 2006 he won the following awards at the Pacifique en chanson competition: Fan’s Choice award, the Press award, Best Song for his title “Je suis comme toutes les femmes”, along with the Marie Woolridge prize. This success opened the doors for him at the Winnipeg Chant’Ouest competition, where he won the Prix Mercure.

Samuel Sixto
Hailing from Switzerland, Samuel learned to play piano at a young age and went on to study music professionally at the Jacques-Dalcroze Institute in Switzerland. Before long he had chosen voice as his instrument. He has accompanied various artists including Alain Morisod, Jewel Staite and Kim Kuzma and also performs his own songs.

Wintermitts
Five musicians, Lise Monique, David Thomas Manzl, Shane McMillan, Christian Chaumont and Swann Barrat, form a group in which each member makes a unique and subtle contribution to a rich musical blend. Their lyrics successfully weave in melodious ballads with accordion accompaniment and Canadian folk music with a hint of rock. An irresistible mix that makes this group so unusual and so easy to love!

Les Trois Accords in concert

Les Trois Accords, you just can’t help loving them! With hits like Hawaiienne and Loin d’ici they won the hearts of a devoted following and their new album Grand Champion international de course is bound to be just as popular with their fans. Their music is still just as wildly melodic and their lyrics are both polished and... absurd. The opening numbers of this event will also be your chance to discover the young artists who have been chosen for the 5X5. This is a concert you simply cannot miss out on!

The group came together in 1997 with Simon Proulx (guitar and vocal) and Olivier Benoît (vocal), and before long they were joined by Alexandre Parr (guitar), Charles Dubreuil (drums) and Pierre-Luc Boisvert (bass). They came into the limelight with their album Gros Mammouth, which was a huge hit. Their dynamic stage performances took them to the Live 8 in Toronto. Big concerts followed, with audiences of over 50,000 people at the Quebec summer festival and Woodstock in Beauce in particular. Performances followed one after another and with them, recognition from audiences and professionals alike. The group covered the opening of the Rolling Stones concerts in Ottawa and Moncton. So don’t think twice, come out for the Trois Accords and enjoy the frenzy. Les Trois Accords also appeared for the first time in Vancouver in 2004 to a sold-out audience at the 17th season of the Festival d’été francophone.

Thursday, March 20 | 8 pm | Vancouver Playhouse
649 Cambie Street | Vancouver

Concerts

Friday, February 29 | 8 pm
5fois5 Artists
Centennial High School
570 Poirier Street | Coquitlam

Friday, March 14 | 8pm
5fois5 Artists
Millenium Theater
4335 Blackcomb Way | Whistler
Poirier Street | Coquitlam

Thursday, March 20 | 8 pm
Les Trois Accords + 5fois5 Artists
Vancouver Playhouse
649 Cambie Street | Vancouver

 
     
 
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