Groovy Aardvark

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Groovy Aardvark
Origin Longueuil, Québec
Genres Rock
Years active Since 1986
Labels Kafka
Past members Martin Dupuis
Pierre Koch
François Legendre
Vincent Peake[1]

Groovy Aardvark was a Canadian rock band active from 1986 to 2004 in the Québec music scene. They performed in English and in French.[2][3]

History[edit]

In 1986, the band Schizophrenic Muff Divers was formed by five college (Edouard-Montpetit) students from Longueuil, Québec. The members of the band were Vincent and Danny Peake, Stéphane Vigeant, Eric Lajambe and Marc-André Thibert.[4] A year later the band changed its name to Groovy Aardvark.

They released three cassette tape demos before releasing their first album, Eater's Digest, in 1994. Although all of the members spoke French natively, most of the songs on this album were in English. After the release the band toured for two months in Québec.

Groovy Aardvark released a second album Vacuum, in 1996.[5] The band toured in Canada, the United States and Europe.[2]

Their final concert was staged in August 2005.

In 2012 the band came back together for a reunion show at the Montreal FrancoFollies festival.[6]

Members[edit]

The following musicians joined and departed during the band's existence:

Name Role/Instruments 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05
Louis Bélanger percussion
Martin Dupuis vocals, guitar
Pierre Koch vocals, drums, sequencer
François Legendre guitar
Denis Lepage guitar
Danny Peake drums
Vincent Peake vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, percussion
Martin Pelletier guitar
Marc-André Thibert guitar, keyboard, clavinet
Stéphane Vigeant guitar
Éric Lajambe vocals

Discography[edit]

  • 1994: Eater's Digest
  • 1996: Vacuum
  • 1998: Oryctérope
  • 1999: Exit Stage Dive
  • 2000: Fast Times at Longueuil High (compilation)
  • 2002: Masothérapie
  • 2005: Sévices rendus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elaine Keillor (18 March 2008). Music in Canada: Capturing Landscape and Diversity. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. pp. 296–. ISBN 978-0-7735-3391-2. 
  2. ^ a b L'Actualité. Volume 25. Maclean-Hunter Limitée. 2000. p. 111. 
  3. ^ Martine Bouliane (1 January 2003). Paroles pour un Québec libre. Trait d'union. p. 233. ISBN 978-2-89588-048-6. 
  4. ^ "Groovy Aardvark, rock corps et âme". Le Devoir, 18 juin 2016 |Philippe Papineau
  5. ^ "Il y a 20 ans : Groovy Aardvark – Vacuum". Voir, Olivier Boisvert-Magnen 11 April 2016
  6. ^ "Groovy Aardvark: retrouvailles et mitrailles". La Presse, 2012 06 10. Alain Brunet

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