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"Aleksi Campagne is not 'just a folksinger with a guitar'!"

 

-Brendan Kelly, The Montreal Gazette

Aleksi Campagne is a 26-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Montreal. His music blends his folk roots with his jazz training, which combined with the avant-garde distortion pedals on his violin, make for wickedly catchy dancing anthems.

 

Much like the eclectic arts scene of his hometown, Aleksi continues to push his musical boundaries. His virtuosic violin style has been compared to that of Andrew Bird, he accompanies himself on the violin while singing and he has a voice that lends homage to R&B legend Sam Cooke—in fact, his new song Sweet Talk pays tribute to Cook himself. Aleksi’s eclectic folk sound and heartfelt lyrics have been known to move audiences all across Canada. 

 

His latest project is a four-piece band, made up of some of the finest young musicians Montreal has to offer, Stephane Krims (Bass), Aaron Dolman (drums) and Zach Bachand (guitar).  In the past few years, Aleksi and his band toured across western Canada performing in festivals like Farm Fest Terre Ferme near WillowBunch Saskatchewan, Red Rock Folk Festival in Red Rock Ontario, Festival du Loup in Lafontaine Ontario, Northern Lights Festival in Sudbury as well as concerts in major Cities like Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.

 

Aleksi released his debut album in Montreal on April 5th 2018, and you can read more on that and his background in The Montreal Gazette or on Forget the Box.

In January 2020, Aleksi received a FACTOR grant for his upcoming album. It is set to be released in June 2020! He will also be touring Canada with the new album Summer 2020. Please join my mailing list (in the footer) to stay up to date!

 

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PAST PERFORMANCES

As Aleksi Campagne:

(2019)

  • Regina Folk Festival (SK),

  • Canmore Folk Festival (AB),

  • Stewart Park Festival (ON),

  • Farm Fest Terre Ferme (SK),

  • House band for the provincial songwriters contest
    "Nouvelle Scène" in Regina (SK)

  • Opening Act, the Calgary Folk Club (AB)

  • Hired artist for the CUPE National Convention in Montreal

(2018) 

  • Northern Light Festival Boréal in Sudbury (ON),

  • Mercredis en music (Festival du Voyageur) in Winnipeg (MB)

  • Official showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City (MO)

  • Debut Album Launch at O Patro Vys, Montreal (QC)

(2017) 

  • Live From The Rock Folk Festival, Red Rock (ON) 

  • Farm Fest Terre Ferme (SK), 

  • Le Garage Café, Winnipeg (MB),

  • House band for the provincial songwriters contest "Nouvelle Scène" in Regina (SK)  

  • Musician and Singer for cross Canadian francophone Tour Tam Tidelam (over 30 shows from Nova Scotia to Whitehorse, 8 Provinces/2 Territories) in association with “La Montagne Secrète” and “Coup de Coeur Francophone”

(2014) 

  • Played Le Petit Journal Montparnasse, Paris (FR)

(2013) 

  • Headlined at the Fête Fransaskoise in Batoche Saskatchewan on the 100th anniversary of Fransaskois culture

(2012) 

  • Won second place at the National finale of the CEGEPS en Spectacle contest

Playing with Connie Kaldor:

  • (2017) Mariposa Folk Festival

  • (2015) Lunenburg Folk Festival 

  • (2011) Winnipeg Folk Festival, Live From the Rock Folk Festival (Red Rock), Hugh’s Room (Toronto)

  • (2010) Vancouver Folk Festival, Bella Coola Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Filburg Festival, Gala for Michael Jean Governor General of Canada, Shelter Valley Festival 

  • (2009) Vancouver Children’s Festival

As Backup Violinist/Singer:

  • (2011-2012) Played violin and sang in the Sunday series at the Monument Nationale Un Dimanche a La Montagne Secrete

  • (2011) Played violin and sang in Un Cadeau Pour Sophie, Festival de Marne, Paris, France

  • (2010) Played violin and sang in Un Cadeau Pour Sophie, Place Des Arts, Montréal

  • (2009-2011) Played violin and sang in Un Dimanche a la Montagne Secrete, Lion D’or, Montreal

Scores:

  • Partial Soundtrack for Losing our Religion (Zoot Capri Pictures, Winnipeg September 2017)

  • Partial Soundtrack for the award winning web series Nikola Tesla and the End of the World (2015)


CDs and Singles:

  • Self titled Debut Album, released April 2018

  • Violin for artist Heather Bishop, Three new singles (2016)

  • Singing, violin and string arrangements for "Love Sask" C Kaldor (2014 release)

  • Sang backup on Postcards from the Road C. Kaldor (2010 release)

  • Kids Music with Gilles Vigneault and La Montagne Secrète: www.lamontagnesecrete.com

  • Played violin on the following albums: J’ai un bouton sur le bout de la langue (2011) Léo et les Presqu’îles(2010) Clo-Clo-Rico,( 2009) Un Cadeau pour Sophie,(2007) released by La Montagne Secrete.

  • Sang as a child on the following internationally released albums: Duck in New York City (2003)(Juno award winner) Un canard à NewYork (2006) Poodle in Paris (2004) ( Juno award winner) Un Dimanche à Kyoto (2004) Le Chat Musicien (2003) Un Trésor dans mon Jardin,(2000)

Television:

  • TVA (2012) - Finale Nationale "Cégeps en Spectacle" ​

  • Radio Canada ( 2001) - Un Tresor dans mon jardin television special

 

 

Listen to a recent sample radio interview with
L'Envol 91 FM, St. Boniface