Okoumé (band)

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Okoumé
Origin Quebec, Canada
Genres Folk-rock
Years active 1995-2002
Past members Jonathan Painchaud
Éloi Painchaud
Michael Duguay
Hugo Perreault
and Éric Gosselin

Okoumé was a Quebec based folk-rock band from 1995 to 2002. The group was formed in 1995 and originally consisted only of founding members Jonathan and Éloi Painchaud, Michael Duguay, Hugo Perreault, and Éric Gosselin.

History[edit]

The group formed in 1995 received the first prize in French Canadian radio station CKOY-FM's "Le concours Pro-Scène" ("Pro-Scene Contest"), which yielded them one hundred hours in a recording studio. They were also the opening act for noted French Canadian singer-songwriter Kevin Parent.

Their eponymous first album was released in 1997. Four tracks from the album (Dis-moi pas ça, La lune pleure, Le bruit des origines, and La mer à boire) placed in weekly Top Ten rankings, with Le bruit des origines ranking at number in CKOI-FM's Top 50 of 1998 and La mer à boire ranking at number 24 the following year.[1]

Okoumé released their second album, Plan B, in 2000. The album failed to capture the interest of the public, so the group decided to disband in 2002.[2]

Members[edit]

  • Michel Duguay - bass
  • Éric Gosselin - drums, percussion
  • Frédéric Lebrasseur - percussion (1995 only)
  • Éloi Painchaud - backing vocals, guitar, harmonica, flute
  • Jonathan Painchaud - lead vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Patrice Painchaud - violin, keyboards (occasional appearances only)
  • Hugo Perreault - backing vocals, guitars, dulcimer, lap steel guitar, mandolin

Discography[edit]

Okoumé (1997)[edit]

  • 1. Le bruit des origines
  • 2. Dis-moi pas ça
  • 3. À l'enfant que j'aurai
  • 4. La mer à boire
  • 5. La lune pleure
  • 6. Europe
  • 7. Mes idées courent
  • 8. Mr.Bigshot
  • 9. Reste
  • 10. La belle et l'Anglais
  • 11. Assassin
  • 12. Nostradamus

Plan B (2000)[edit]

  • 1. Irresponsable
  • 2. Descendons tous à la rue
  • 3. Son rire
  • 4. Cheval de fer
  • 5. (www.groupeokoume.com)
  • 6. De la terre à la lune
  • 7. Expert canin
  • 8. Western spaghetti
  • 9. Un homme de mon temps
  • 10. Sans pardon
  • 11. La pluie qui tombe
  • 12. Les magiciens
  • 13. Rien me tracasse

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://musiccanada.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/late-90s-big-songs-and-albums/
  2. ^ Équipe de rédaction de Musimax. "Tout sur Okoumé". www.musimax.com. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 

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