Look out for Melisande [electrotrad] at the National Folk Festival, Sydney venue tba, Illawarra Folk Club and The Flying Saucer Club in Melbourne..
Brand new promo video to whet your appetite - view here - https://youtu.be/YBWIKF3UT04
The new album, Les millésimes, offers a collection of traditional songs carefully selected during research in various archive centres in Quebec and United States. Like great wines, good songs improve with age and Mélisande [électrotrad] took great pleasure in cooking up these reinterpretations of great vintage songs. Mélisande and her partner 'Moulin' gathered an amazing team of collaborators to give new life to these songs.Feel free to visit Meli's website www.melisandemusic.com
Daniel has been carving out his living in the USA and is returning home to Australia to launch a new cd.Daniel will be appearing at the Red Velvet Lounge in Cygnet on Saturday 20 May. Bookings now open - see main listing to the right.
Jo_Quail: performed This Path With Grace with the Allegria Choir and an ensemble of 14 cellists for the Adelaide Fringe Festival at Trinity Sessions. The 'Sessions' was a sellout! Jo received a standing ovation!I will post what I can from the tour but in the meantime ...
Here is the "Gold" Video (Radio edit) from 'Five Incantations'.Gold (Radio Edit) from Five Incantations
Mostly Folk on Hobart FM - Every Tuesday 7pm - 9pmHelen, Alan, Roger, Brett and Betty bring you a spellbinding two hours of mostly folk music from all corners of the globe.
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The multiple award-winning group from Québec presents high-energy traditional French-language songs with strong vocals, acoustic and electric instruments and programming. Led by Mélisande and her husband Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand (Genticorum), the group continues to offer a fresh proposal to the folk music scene with its second album Plantons La Vigne (Borealis Records).
Second time at the National Folk Festival - this time with percussion and a rocking, dancing beat.
refer to booking site
Melisande has made good friends at Illawarra over several visits.On this trip the band will have a punchier, more electropop beat to shake the dancefloor.
Canadian award winning artist Melisande [electrotrad] makes her debut' at the Saucer this April. Her music consists of pulsating beats, live drums and percussion, searing fiddle melodies, driving vocal choruses, blistering horn arrangements and creative synth lines. UNMISSABLE!Following in the footsteps of globally-renowned acts like Afro Celt Sound System and Sweden’s Hedningarna, award-winning artist Mélisande [électrotrad] (say: may-lee-ZAWND) is leading a movement to merge traditional Quebecois music with electronica.The band’s brand new sophomore album Les millésimes (the vintages) is an odyssey of pulsating beats, live drums and percussion, searing fiddle melodies, driving vocal choruses, blistering horn arrangements and creative synth lines – all providing hook-laden, centuries-old songs with a new life on the dance floor.
Special guests:The Brent Parlane Band.
Brent Parlane is one of Australia’s most respected singer-songwriters. For over thirty years his soulfully crafted songs have wooed audiences nationwide. Lately he’s gone through a purple patch, having composed a swag of fresh songs, and with a new band is making an impressive impact on the Melbourne music scene. During his career Brent has toured and performed on the same bill as The New Seekers, Muddy Waters,Little Richard,Black Sabbath,Eric Clapton,The Eagles, BB King, Jesse Winchester, Guy Clark, Chris Hillman, Kasey and Bill Chambers and many more.