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 ounce 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 (Genticorum),the band offers daring and unique artistic performances to the folk-world music scene since its debut in 2014. The success of their critically acclaimed first two albums, has allowed the group to present over 150 shows in Canada, Australia, France and the United States. Their sophomore album Les millésimes features a collection of traditional francophone songs from Québec and the US. With its infectious energy and engaging stage presence, the band gets the crowd stomping, dancing and singing wherever it goes!