Fransaskoise (that is, francophone from Saskatchewan) and now living in Montreal, Anique began her career as co-founder of the duo Polly-Esther. The group released 3 albums (Les cent pas : Outstanding Francophone recording at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2003) and toured extensively for a decade. Her first solo album, Pépins, launched in 2008, has led her across Canada and abroad, from the Vancouver Olympic Games to Longest Night in Whitehorse, from Canada Day in Gatineau to la Fête Fransaskoise in Batoche. She has also graced the stages of L’Estival St-Germain-en-Laye and Les Déferlantes in France, and of Pully à l’heure du Québec as well as Festival Voix de Fête in Switzerland, just to name a few.
Winner of a Trille-Or prize for best Western-Canadian artist in 2009, Anique remains very present on the francophone music scene. Blessed with a shy charm and surprising humor, her lyrics are thought provoking and her joie de vivre foot-tapping. Her folk influences reveal strong “finger style” playing, a surprising control of her instrument and a clear desire to always surpass herself.
Geneviève et Alain
Geneviève & Alain offer up a world of folk filled with harmony and emotion. The two singer-songwriters come together in perfect unity to offer audiences a blend of guitar (Alain), piano (Geneviève) and comforting vocals.
They joined forces artistically after attending Granby’s École nationale de la chanson – at separate times. Their first album, On est les deux, earned them 3 nominations at the Trille Or Gala, an award for Song of the year at the Ma première Place des Arts contest, and the Culturiades de Gatineau Gala’s Newcomer Award. Their second album, produced by Carl Bastien (Daniel Bélanger, Dumas, Damien Robitaille), was released in the spring of 2019. The duo will be touring across French Canada over the coming months, namely opening for Andréanne A. Malette in the Réseau des Organisateurs de spectacles de l’Est du Québec (ROSEQ) circuit in the summer of 2019.