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Gallant performing at Théâtre Louis Vermeersch at Samuel-de-Champlain, Saint John, New Brunswick
|Born||Rustico, Prince Edward Island, Canada|
|Origin||Rustico, Prince Edward Island|
|Genres||Folk, Celtic, Rock, Country|
|Labels||Gallant Effort Production|
Gallant has recorded nine albums (seven in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and nominations from both the Juno and East Coast Music Awards.
His album, When We Get There was nominated for a 2007 Juno Award and went into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour in July 2009. Canadian astronaut Julie Payette chose the album for the astronaut crew on their 16-day mission.
He performed six shows at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, including a performance at BC Place during the medal ceremonies. He represented the East Coast of Canada at "Canada Day in London" in Trafalgar Square on July 1, 2011 in the largest Canada Day celebration outside Canada's borders.
Gallant has toured North America and in Europe with his band in acoustic settings and with symphony orchestras. Sharing the stage with Lucinda Williams, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Patti Griffin, and Ron Sexsmith, he has represented Canada at songwriter events in Nashville, London, and Texas. Over 30 artists have recorded his songs internationally, including Jimmy Buffett. "I have always wanted to bring Lennie Gallant’s music to the forefront.” said Buffett, when he recording Lennie Gallant's song "Mademoiselle". Other artists who have covered hs songs include Tara MacLean (Nettwerk Canada), Matt Minglewood (Canada), Roy Bailey (UK), Sabia (US), Priscilla Herdman (US), Delvina Bernard – Four The Moment (Canada), and The MacLean Sisters (Canada).
His songs have also appeared in feature films including Canvas, which starred Marcia Gay Harden and Joe Pantoliano (“Mademoiselle Voulez Vous Danser”, recorded by Jimmy Buffett), Conquest, which starred Lothaire Bluteau (theme song), Sigh and a Wish: Helen Creighton's Maritimes (feature), and The Bellinger (sound track). His songs have been used in television series - Dawson’s Creek (“Northern Lights”), Joan of Arcadia (“Something Unspoken”) and in numerous theatrical productions.
Awards and accomplishments
Order of Canada
He was inducted into the Order of Canada where it was said, “Gallant has garnered much respect for his hard hitting songs chronicling the lives of people dealing with tremendous adversity and serious issues. Songs like “Peter’s Dream,” “Island Clay,” “Man of Steel” and “The Hope for Next Year,” articulate the feelings of many caught up in desperate situations beyond their control, and at the same time celebrate the beauty of lifestyle and landscape with their strong poetry and stirring narratives.” - From the induction ceremony in Ottawa, Canada.
15 East Coast Music Awards, 3 Juno Nominations, 2 Étoiles Awards and 1 Éloizes Award
East Coast Barenaked East Coast Music!, East Coast Music Awards National Broadcasts, The Vicki Gabereau Show, La Fête en Acadie, Brio, Good Morning Canada, Canada AM, @ The End, En Spectacle au Festival Acadien, Gala des prix Éloizes, Gala des prix Étoiles de l'ARCANB, Much More Music/Much Music/CMT.
Film, TV and theatre credits
Canvas – Feature Film (“Mademoiselle Voulez Vous Danser”, recorded by Jimmy Buffett), Dawson’s Creek – TV series (“Northern Lights”), Joan of Arcadia - TV Series (“Something Unspoken”), The Trial of Minnie MacGee (theme song and acting role), Sigh and a Wish - National Film Board of Canada (feature), Conquest - Feature Film (theme song). The Bellinger (wrote sound track), Emily Of New Moon - Feature film (acting role).
All songs on his nine CDs. OXFAM Song (Land of the Maya), Halifax’s 250th Birthday Theme Song (History is Happening Now). Co-wrote, directed and produced Pier 21 National Theme Song. Theme song for Acadian World Conference / Congres Mondial Acadien (Acadie de nos coeur).
|1991||Believing in Better|
|1994||The Open Window||72|
|2000||Lennie Gallant Live|
|2002||Le Vent Bohème (The Gypsy Wind)|
|2005||When We Get There|
|2009||If We Had A Fire|
|2009||Le coeur hanté|
|CAN Country||CAN AC||CAN|
|1991||"Is It Love I Feel (Or Courage I Lack)"||—||—||—||Believing in Better|
|1992||"Man of Steel"||34||—||—|
|"The Cry for Love"||44||—||—|
|1994||"Believing in Better"||75||—||—|
|"Which Way Does the River Run"||32||9||95||The Open Window|
|1998||"Meet Me at the Oasis"||—||—||—||Lifeline|
|2005||"I Want to Save the World for You"||*||*||—||When We Get There|
|2007||"47 Angels on Her Front Lawn"||*||*||—|
|2010||"You Don't Know How Beautiful You Are"||*||*||—||If We Had a Fire|
|2011||"If We Had a Fire"||*||*||—|
- "Lennie Gallant". Beatroute Magazine. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
- "Lennie Gallant". Songwriters Association of Canada.
- Gavin, John (5 August 2003). "Governor General Announces New Appointments to the Order of Canada P.E.I.'s LENNIE GALLANT is one of them.".