Alex Burger (musician)

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Alex Burger

Alex Burger (born October 24, 1990) is a Canadian country singer-songwriter, based in Quebec. He released his first EP, À m’ment donné, in 2018, followed by Sweet Montérégie in 2021.[1]

Career[edit]

Burger comes from a family in which country music was omnipresent. Through his grandfather, he was learned about Willie Lamothe, a pioneer of Canadian and Quebecois country music.[2][3]

Burger was part of the nine member group Câltar-Bateau, which release two albums: Verbal boisson # 7 in 2014 and La bavure des possessions in 2015. The latter album allowed the group to advance to the finals of the Francouvertes in 2016. The group went on hiatus in 2017. Burger also participated in the Bon Enfant project as a bassist,[4][5] and was also bassist for Mon Doux Saigneur.[6] He launched his solo career in 2018.[7]

In 2020 Burger participated in La Voix, the Quebec adaptation of The Voice, with a performance of "Doris" by Stephen Faulkner.[8] Participation in La Voix improved his visibility with the Quebec public.[9] His first full-length album Sweet Montérégie was released in 2021.[4] La Presse described it as a "surprise" giving it a rating of 4 out of 5 stars and noting the background work done by Burger on supporting texts, composition, and arrangement.[10]

Sweet Montérégie won the Felix Award for Country Album of the Year at the 43rd Félix Awards in 2021.[11]

Discography[edit]

  • À m’ment donné (EP, 2018)
  • Plus grande que nature (single, 2020)
  • Sweet Montérégie (2021)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avec Alex Burger, ce serait tous les jours comme au Shack". Le Devoir (in French). Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  2. ^ Gendron-Martin, Raphaël. ""Le country, c'est la seule vraie musique" −Alex Burger". Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  3. ^ ""Country is the only real music" −Alex Burger". Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  4. ^ a b ""Sweet" Alex Burger". La Voix de l’Est (in French). 23 January 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Bon Enfant • Site Officiel". Bon Enfant. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Alex Burger | Fête country". La Presse (in French). 21 January 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Alex Burger". Le Canal Auditif (in French). 25 June 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  8. ^ Roy, Marie-Josée R. ""La Voix": elles passent en finale!". Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Alex Burger : pour un dernier concours". Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Le charme insouciant d'Alex Burger ★★★★". La Presse (in French). 25 January 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  11. ^ Maxime Prévost Durand, "ADISQ : un premier Félix pour Alex Burger". Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, November 11, 2021.