Mélisande [électrotrad]

Mélisande [électrotrad]
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Les millésimes (Borealis Records, 2017)
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Les millésimes CD launch
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  • country:Canada
  • region:Québec
  • style(s):Québecois, Traditional
  • label:Borealis Records
  • type:Band
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:vocal, electronic, pop group
  • artist posted by:Les Productions du Moulin Inc.

Line up

  • *Mélisande* (Lead vocal, Jaw Harp)
  • Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (Wooden flute, synths, bass, programming, vocal)
  • David Boulanger/Robin Boulianne (Violin, banjo, foot percussions, vocal)
  • Félix-Antoine Beaudoin/Lionel Kizaba (Drums)


Here is the recipe for Mélisande [électrotrad]’s award-winning cocktail : pour equal parts of centuries-old traditional Québécois songs, state of the art electronic instruments and relentless drums, add an once of fiery fiddle, peaty flute and hypnotic jaw harp, a dash of tangy banjo and a hint of full-bodied bass. Shake vigorously, garnish with a sparkling singer and serve on stage!

Led by Mélisande and her accomplice Alexandre ‘Moulin’ de Grosbois-Garand (former member of Genticorum), the band offers daring and unique artistic performances to the folk-world music scene since its debut in 2014. The success of the first two albums, hailed by critics from home and abroad, allowed the group to present over 150 shows in Canada, Australia, France and the United States. The sophomore album Les millésimes (Borealis Records, Feb 2017) features a collection of traditional francophone songs carefully selected during researches in various archive centres in Quebec and the United States. With its infectious energy and engaging stage presence, the band gets the crowd stomping, dancing and singing wherever it goes!

“A creative fusion of tradition and innovation that honors the past while re-interpreting it for the present. If this is the future of folk, we’re in good hands.”- POP MATTERS

Canadian Folk Music Awards 2014 Winner - Traditional Singer of the Year
Independent Music Awards Vox Pop 2016 Winner - World Beat Album
Canadian Folk Music Awards 2017 Nomimee - Traditional Singer of the Year & Pushing the Boundaries
Henry Reed Award 2016 from the Library of Congress
ADISQ 2015 Nominee - Album of the Year - Traditional


Mélisande [électrotrad]