Pascale Picard Band

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Pascale Picard Band
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Background information
Origin Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Genres Rock
Years active 2007 (2007)–present
Labels Universal
Associated acts The Wooden Sky
Website pascalepicard.com
Members Pascale Picard
Philippe Morissette
Marc Chartrain
Mathieu Cantin
Past members Serge Poulin
Stéphane Rancourt

The Pascale Picard Band is a Canadian rock group from Quebec City, formed by Pascale Picard (vocal and guitar), Philippe Morissette (bass), Marc Chartrain(drums) and Mathieu Cantin (guitar).

History[edit]

The band first made a small appearance during a TV show on MusiquePlus in Montreal. The station was then flooded with messages to praise the band, forcing them to be reinvited.[citation needed]

Me, Myself & Us, the band's first album, was released in April 2007. Seven months later the album was platinum in Canada with more than 100,000 sold copies. The album's first single, "Gate 22", stayed in the Top 50 Anglophone chart in Quebec for 12 weeks and is in rotation on the CBC.CA Canadian singer/songwriters radio stream.

Pascale Picard, the songwriter, is at the center of the band. She was nominated for the 2008 Juno Awards in the category Artist of the year.

In January 2008 the band performed at the Midem, in Cannes, in the hope of opening new horizons in Europe. The single "Gate 22" was released in France in March 2008 and the whole album followed in June.

On August 20, 2008, Pascale and her band, incidentally from Quebec, were asked by Paul McCartney's team to open for the latter's historic show on the Plains of Abraham as part of Quebec's 400th anniversary.

During their 2008 Canadian tour they were supported by The Wooden Sky on the Eastern leg of the tour.

The band's newest album A Letter to No One debuted at #4 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[1] In February 2012, they released a soundtrack album for the third season of the television drama series Trauma,[2] which debuted at #18 in Canada.[3]

Discography[edit]

Me, Myself & Us
Studio album by Pascale Picard Band
Released 2007
Genre Rock, Folk
Label Universal Music Group
Singles from Me, Myself & Us
  1. "Smilin'!!"
    Released: 2007 (2007)
  2. "Gate 22"
    Released: 2008 (2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [4]

A Letter to No One (2011)[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Our Christmas Song" 04:02
2. "What We've Got (Jodie)" 02:59
3. "The Gap" 04:16
4. "If I Let You" 04:24
5. "Shooting Star" 02:34
6. "Hide And Seek " 03:15
7. "Nobody's Here to Break Your Heart" 04:34
8. "Raw" 03:06
9. "Hell Is Other People" 02:46
10. "Feeling Better" 03:26
11. "The Right Rhyme" 03:02
12. "Five Minutes" 04:43
13. "Letter to No One" 02:59
14. "And If I Miss My Shot" 04:33

Me, Myself & Us (2007)[edit]

# Title Length
1. "Thinking of It" 03:36
2. "Gate 22" 04:14
3. "Smilin'!!" 04:15
4. "Unconscious Liars" 04:33
5. "That Is the Matter" 03:28
6. "Annoying " 04:34
7. "Let’s Have a Drink" 03:00
8. "Sorry" 04:35
9. "A While" 03:52
10. "When at the End of the Road" 03:52
11. "Useless" 04:31
12. "Half Asleep" 04:49

Produced by the Brothers Grand
Recorded at Wild Sky Studio, Morin Heights

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Belgian Album Charts (Wallonia)[5] 42
Canadian Albums Chart[6] 9
French Albums Chart[5] 12
Swiss Albums Chart[5] 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music: Adele No. 1, Seether makes noise". Jam.canoe.ca. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  2. ^ "A la découverte du nouvel album “Trauma” de Pascale Picard Band". Info-Culture, February 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music SoundScan Charts". Jam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  4. ^ Chisling, Matthew. Pascale Picard Band at AllMusic
  5. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "Pascale Picard - Me, Myself & Us". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  6. ^ "Pascale Picard Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 

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