Philippe B

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Philippe B
Birth name Philippe Bergeron
Born Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Folk, pop
Years active 2005–present
Labels Proxenett
Bonsound
Associated acts Gwenwed
Website philippeb.ca

Philippe B is a francophone singer-songwriter based in Montreal.

Biography[edit]

Born Philippe Bergeron[1] in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, Philippe B is the former lead vocalist for Gwenwed. He was also a session guitarist for Pierre Lapointe on his eponymous album. He released his first self-titled solo album in 2005 on label Proxenett Records.[1] That same year he played at the Festival de musique emergente in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, where he also played the song Philadelphia for television show Mange ta ville.[2] He then set off on a promotional tour in Québec, which ended in 2006 with a show at Les FrancoFolies de Montréal. He was also chosen to participate in the Sacré Talent event for Radio-Canada.

In 2008 he released his second album Taxidermie, also on Proxenett.

In 2009 Philippe B co-wrote two songs with Pierre Lapointe, Le bar des suicidés and À moi for the album Sentiments humains and also wrote two songs for Stéphanie Lapointe, each entitled Eau salée and Une fleur.

He came up with the musical conception pour the play Silence Radio, presented in fall 2009 at Espace libre in Montreal,[3] before embarking on the promotional tour for Sentiments humains with Pierre Lapointe, with around 50 concert dates across Québec and France.

Philippe B received the grant for creation from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, to write new material for his third album.

In fall 2009, In collaboration with actress Sophie Cadieux, he also participated in the creation of a multi-disciplinary show (song, poetry, photography) entitled Phéromones, which was presented at the bistro In Vivo, in Montreal.

Amongst all of his projects, Philippe B opened for headliner Mara Tremblay and has also played guitar and was music director of Salomé Leclerc.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2005: Philippe B (Proxenett)
  • 2008: Taxidermie (Proxenett)
  • 2011: Variations fantômes Philippe B (Bonsound)

Singles[edit]

  • Les anges dans nos campagnes (2007)
  • Fille à plumes (cover of a Malajube song 2009 for Bonsound's fifth anniversary)

Videos[edit]

  • Philadelphie (2006)
  • Archipels (2007)
  • Je n'irais pas à Bilbao (2008)

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b "Bio de Philippe B" [Bio of Philippe B]. musiqueplus.com (in French). MusiquePlus. Retrieved 15 February 2012. "Babelfish page translation here." 
  2. ^ "Broadcast Yourself". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  3. ^ http://www.espacelibre.qc.ca/silence-radio Silence radio
  4. ^ "Salomé Leclerc, une artiste à découvrir". 24 HEURES. August 2009. Retrieved 2008-08-03. 

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