Philippe B

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Philippe B
Birth namePhilippe Bergeron
BornRouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresFolk, pop
Years active2005–present
LabelsBonsound
Associated actsGwenwed
Websitephilippeb.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.

In 2014, Philippe B won the Félix award at L'ADISQ for songwriter of the year ("Auteur-compositeur de l'année").[4]

Amongst all of his projects, Philippe B recorded Groenland's album The Chase along with Guido Del Fabbro,[5] opened for headliner Mara Tremblay and has also played guitar and was music director of Salomé Leclerc.[6]

In 2017, he released his fifth album titled La grande nuit vidéo, via Bonsound.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2005: Philippe B (Proxenett)
  • 2008: Taxidermie (Proxenett)
  • 2011: Variations fantômes (Bonsound)
  • 2014: Ornithologie, la nuit (Bonsound)
  • 2017: La grande nuit vidéo (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] (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 Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine. Silence radio
  4. ^ ADISQ
  5. ^ La Presse
  6. ^ "Salomé Leclerc, une artiste à découvrir". 24 HEURES. August 2009. Retrieved 2008-08-03.[permanent dead link]

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