Fred Fortin

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Fred Fortin
Birth nameJoseph Antoine Frédéric Fortin Perron
Born (1971-05-05) May 5, 1971 (age 48)
Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec, Canada
GenresIndie rock, garage rock, folk rock
InstrumentsGuitar, bass, drums, harmonica
Years active1996–present
LabelsC4, Musi-Art, Grosse Boîte
Associated actsGalaxie
Gros Mené
Les Breastfeeders

Fred Fortin (born Joseph Antoine Frédéric Fortin Perron on May 5, 1971 in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec)[1][2] is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter. Formerly associated with the bands Galaxie (band), Gros Mené and Les Breastfeeders, he has also released several solo albums. His 2009 album Plastrer la lune was a longlisted nominee for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.[3][4] Fortin has featured on CBC Radio.[5]

In 2007, he also collaborated with Jean-Philippe Fréchette of Navet Confit, Simon Proulx of Les Trois Accords and Vincent Peake of Groovy Aardvark in the supergroup Vauvandalou, who released the one-off single "0.99$" through Bande à part and Radio-Canada's Le Fric Show.


  • 1996: Joseph Antoine Frédéric Fortin Perron
  • 2000: Le Plancher des vaches
  • 2004: Planter le décor [6]
  • 2009: Plastrer la lune
  • 2016: Ultramarr


  1. ^ François Couture. "Fred Fortin Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Fred Fortin Artist Page". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Blue Rodeo, BSS on Polaris long list". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. 17 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Polaris Music Prize Reveals the 2010 Long List". Exclaim!. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Fred Fortin Artist Page". CBC Radio 3. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
  6. ^ Dylan Young (3 February 2005). "Planter le décor". Ottawa XPress. Retrieved 26 January 2011.