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Alexandre Belliard


Singer-songwriter

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Bio
Born in Montreal in 1976, Alexandre Belliard is a lover of literature who's been an insatiable music fan for as long as he can remember. Inspired by the French poet Rimbaud, Quebec singer-songwriter Paul Piché and many others, he spent his teenage years filling notebooks with poems and song lyrics. His first book of poetry, Et que tombent les masques, was published in 1995 by L'Espace Global in a 50-copy limited edition.

After holding court in Quebec bars and clubs for a while, Belliard created his own record company, Les Disques Gavroche, and independently released his first album, Piège à con, with the help of producer Hugo Perreault and his then-manager Jean-Jacques Dugas, and with distribution by Musicor. This critically acclaimed debut led to a series of nominations (ADISQ, Félix Leclerc Award, Radio-Canada’s Sacré Talent, etc.), and enabled him to embark on an 80-date tour during the following year and kick-start his career as a mainstream performer.


His second album, Demain... la peur (2007), met with equal critical success, and brought him a broader audience, thanks to the strong performance of his first single, “Ici... dans le ciel,” on radio. Belliard followed this second opus with another promotional tour of his beloved regional audiences.

The 2008 publication of Tu cours après les pigeons by Éditions Poètes de Brousse provided him with an opportunity to visit some 20 Quebec CEGEP schools as a spokesperson and former contributor to the inter-college poetry collection Pour l'instant. The tour also promoted the publication of Gaétan Dostie’s L'anthologie des poètes disparus du Québec, for which Belliard is also the spokesperson.

In 2009, Belliard met François Tétreault, whose Virgule2 management company took him aboard. He was soon signed with Les Productions de L’Onde, and released his Éric Goulet-produced third album, Des fantômes, des étoiles, in August 2010. Belliard followed up with a 40-date fall tour that took him from Abitibi to the Gaspé region. Coming up: new concert dates, new poems, new songs, new horizons.

Website
www.myspace.com/alexandrebelliard
www.facebook.com/pages/Alexandre-Belliard-page-officielle/110957492250822


Discography
Des fantômes, des étoiles (2010)
Tu cours après les pigeons (Book of poetry, 2008)
Demain… la peur (2007)
Piège à con (2005)

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