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Guillaume Arsenault


Ever since he hopped in his singer songwriter pickup 15 years ago, Guillaume Arsenault has steered its wheel through many musical trails and highways. With his feet manly rooted in the folk genre, he fully embraces his adventurer’s instincts by taking on experiments that are just as bold as they are harmonious. He concocts his songs with a keen craftsmanship. A true and genuine artist, he is at once sensitive and resolved, funny and placid. He sees and hears things that we only skim on the surface. In his backpack, he carries around his successes (Petite-Vallée, Galaxy Awards, Archambault), five albums and friendships with a herd of artists such as Eric Dion, Charles Imbeau and Erik West-Millette.  As a musical explorer, Guillaume Arsenault draws new territories. He possesses a humble wisdom and a quiet laughter, his ears on his azimut mantra: to be himself, at home.

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Let’s Summer!


Les Faux-Monnayeurs in Petite-Vallée

It’s not like we need an excuse to go visit the Gaspésie region during the summer, but here’s one anyway: the supa dupa awesome programming of the 2018 Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée. Of course, we have artists from the […]

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2021-08-04 @ 05:00    |    Festival Musique du bout du Monde    |    Gaspé (CA)

2021-06-27 @ 16:00    |    Festival de la Chanson de Tadoussac    |    Tadoussac (QC)

2021-04-29 @ 19:00    |    Festival La crue des mots    |    Mont-Joli (Québec)

2020-06-26    |    La pointe-Sec    |    Mont-Louis (CA)

2020-06-04 @ 19:00    |    En ligne    |    En ligne (CA)
Spectacle fierté gaspésienne

2020-05-16 @ 19:30    |    En ligne    |    En ligne (CA)

2020-02-21    |    Cégep de Matane – Salle Lucien-Bellemare    |    Matane (QC)

2019-11-27    |    Théâtre Bernard-Poirier    |    Fredericton (CA)

2019-11-23    |    Salle Multifonctionnelle Denis Richard    |    Petit Rocher (NB)

2019-11-22    |    Palais Centre-Ville    |    St-Quentin (CA)

2019-11-21    |    Théâtre Capitol    |    Moncton, NB (CA)

2019-11-16    |    À VENIR    |    Plus de détails seront bientôt annoncés (CA)

2019-11-15    |    Théâtre Gille-Laplante    |    Miramichi (CA)
Duo Radarts avec Daniel Léger

2019-11-12    |    Le ministère    |    Montréal (Québec)
Coup de coeur francophone

2019-10-25    |    Centre des arts de la confédération    |    Charlottetown (PE)

2019-10-19    |    Oaken Barrel Pub    |    Greenwood (NS)

2019-10-18    |    Centre scolaire Rive-Sud    |    Rive-Sud, NÉ (CA)

2019-09-26 @ 14:00    |    La pointe-Sec    |    Mont-Louis (CA)
La Traversée de la Gaspésie

2019-09-17    |    Centre des arts d’Edmundston    |    Edmundston (CA)

2019-09-14    |    Mosaïque du Nord de Balmoral    |    Campbelton (CA)

2019-09-06    |    La pointe-Sec    |    Mont-Louis (CA)
Nouveau spectacle

2019-06-29    |    Chapiteau de la vieille forge    |    Petite-Vallée (CA)    |   
Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée

2019-06-21    |    À venir    |    À venir (CA)

2019-05-30    |    À venir    |    À venir (CA)

2019-05-18    |    Salon58    |    Marsoui (CA)

2019-02-19    |    Vitrine OFF RIDEAU    |    Québec (CA)

2018-11-09    |    Théâtre Capitol    |    Moncton ()
Plateau double chanson SOCAN avec Caroline Savoie dans le cadre de la FrancoFête en Acadie

2018-07-02 @ 16:00    |    Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée    |    Petite-Vallée (QC)

2018-03-22 @ 20:00    |    Le Train Théâtre – 1 Rue Louis Aragon    |    Portes Les Valence (26) (France)    |   
Aah! Les Déferlantes

2018-03-20 @ 20:30    |    Maison familiale CCAS    |    Les Sables d’Olonne (85)    |   
Coplateau avec Camille et Gabriel Saglio

2018-03-19 @ 20:45    |    Les Trois Baudets    |    Paris (FR)
Coplateau avec 20 h – Chanteurs de Petite-Vallée 21 h 30 – Kaloun 22 h – Bim

2018-03-18 @ 14:30    |    MAS Les Chanterelles    |    MOUILLERON-LE-CAPTIF ((85))
Coplateau avec Après la pluie

2018-03-17 @ 20:30    |    Chez Jocelyne et Dominique Proust    |    LUÇON ((85))
Coplateau avec Delphine Coutant

2018-03-16 @ 20:30    |    Chez Marie et Antoine Sarrazin    |    THORIGNY ((85))
Coplateau avec Lise Martin

2018-03-14 @ 20:00    |    Maison natale Charles de Gaulle    |    LILLE ((59))

2018-02-12 @ 17:00    |    Musée de la civilisation    |    Québec (Québec)
Spectacle Les Chansons rassembleuses présentée dans le cadre de la Bourse RIDEAU.

2017-11-11 @ 20:00    |    Maison de la culture de Rivière du Loup    |    Rivière-du-Loup (QC)
Le Show de la bouffée

2017-10-06 @ 20:00    |    Théâtre du Grand Sault – Centre culturel Henri Lemieux    |    LaSalle (QC)

2017-10-05    |    La Chasse-Galerie    |    Lavaltrie ()

2017-09-15    |       |    Yellowknife ()

2017-07-29    |       |    La Malbaie ()

2017-07-29    |    Auberge jeunesse La Malbaie    |    La Malbaie (QC)

2017-07-01    |    Scène Hydro-Québec    |    Tadoussac ()

2017-06-30    |    Scène Hydro-Québec    |    Tadoussac ()

2017-06-24    |    Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe    |    Dieppe (N.-B.)

2017-06-24    |    Place 1604    |    Dieppe (N.-B.)

2017-06-14    |    Zone Coors Light    |    Montréal ()

2017-04-30    |    Microbrasserie La Captive    |    Amqui ()

2017-03-23    |    La Menuiserie    |    Paris ()

2017-03-21    |    Centre culturel canadien    |    Paris (France)

2017-03-19    |    MQ Pont Morineau    |    La Roche sur Yon ()

2017-03-18    |    Fort Virginie & Johny    |    Landevieille ()

2017-03-17    |    La Ribellerie    |    Carquefou (FR)

2017-03-11    |       |    Cap-Chat ()

2017-03-09    |    Au Bistro-Bar Le Brise-Bise    |    Gaspé ()

2017-02-13    |    Le Fou Bar    |    Québec ()

2017-02-10    |    Salle Claude-Léveillé – Place des Arts    |    Montréal ()

Tour: Guillaume Arsenault en France – Mars 2018

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Guillaume Arsenault, singer-songwriter, was born in the Gaspé in 1976 and has run a song shop there for over 20 years. He belongs to this country and his voice matches the scale of his landscapes, based on the power of the elements.

It’s by birth, Guillaume draws his breath and his rhythm from the universe he lives in. He never tires of chasing the territory and diving into the sea. His breathing, sometimes jerky, sometimes restrained, reveals what constitutes both his strength and his sensitivity, the part of him that trembles.

The father, the lover, the cabinetmaker, the trainer, the artist share the same quiet strength, the same gift for contemplation, the same poetic outlook on things, the same desire to reinvent themselves with each project. Far from confusing it, this flow defines it. Guillaume Arsenault has a bias for freedom.

He feels the need to write useless beauty without ambition, searches for small sonic and poetic jewels to pose in his folk songs. They turn into real colorful mosaics thanks to the rhythmic and melodic use of the sounds he collects: birdsong, fridge motor, pebble noises, moose vocalization … The musician is patient and polite.

This can be heard in La partie de moi qui tremble, his sixth album, produced by Mathieu Pelletier-Gagnon, which was released in 2019. We take an inner journey punctuated by nostalgia and hope and by all these intangible things who nourish the existence. In pursuit of the monsters who hide there, sometimes at a run, sometimes in the slowness, we adopt a panoramic view of the landscape. We rub shoulders with diverse but complementary universes.

Here, the music seeks its balance between prettiness and twist. The folk songs are dressed in keyboards and hypnotic rhythms from the world of electronic music. They undergo fine electronic grindings which reveal rather soft melodies in cracks, small improbable critters. Folk simplicity and cheeky electronic degeneration.

Several times awarded (Petite-Vallée Song Festival, Radio-Canada Revelation Espace musique, CALQ Creation Prize, etc.) and named (ADISQ, Canadian Folk Music Prize, etc.), and drawing on his experience in song, Guillaume Arsenault now shares its know-how with emerging artists.He devotes himself in turn to sound design (Irene on March, The wonderful voyage of Réal from Montreal…), to production (Dans l’shed, Joey Robin-Hachey, Éric-John Keyser…) and to training (Unifying songs / Nikamu Mamuitun).

He becomes a mature artist, a man who has the courage of a sage, both feet in the truth and the spirit of adventure. He looks forward.

Festival acadien de Caraquet, ChantEauFête en Charlevoix, FrancoFolies de Montréal, Coup de coeur francophone de Montréal, Boîte à bleuet d’Alma, Festival de la Morue de Bègles, France, Quai des Arts de Carleton, Salle Telus-Desjardins de Rimouski, Festival de Musique du Bout du Monde de Gaspé, Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir de Montréal and more.

Guillaume Arsenault (voice, guitar)
Charles Imbeau (trumpet)

Management & Booking - World

Les Faux-Monnayeurs
Jean-François Guindon

Label & Publishing

Les Faux-Monnayeurs
Julie Desjardins

Promotion & Communication

Les Faux-Monnayeurs
Émilie Asselin