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Henri Godon

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There are those who are passionate about insects, the stars, mechanics, cooking, badminton or synchronized swimming. What Henri Godon loves the most in the world is rhyming, playing the guitar and writing songs for children. And as he puts it so well in his song: it takes all kinds of people to make a world!

Henri Godon has been visiting many schools and young audiences for more than 25 years, composing, inventing and singing songs from the creative minds of children. Between two arias, he tells love stories that make you laugh and stories of horror that don’t really scare you. Sometimes he makes the students dance on the desks, but the teachers don’t like it very much. His lack of discipline at school allowed him to win the Grand Prix National Essor in 2017. Awarded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, it rewards an exceptional educational approach through the arts and culture .

Inspired by his dream of composing grown-up songs for children, it was in 2010 that Henri Godon released his first real record: “Musique pour toutes sortes d’enfants“. According to reviews, it has lyrics for children with music for parents (who listen to it secretly too). This is for the best, because Henri Godon considers that children deserve musical quality and songs that are addressed to them. He finds that children switch too quickly from nursery rhyme to commercial radio song. He took up the challenge! This first album received Canadian Folk Music Awards for Youth music and the Académie Charles Cros de France awarded it a Coup de cœur for the quality of its work.

A few years later, he embarked on the writing of his second album, “La vie rêvée!“, which was released in 2015. Nominated at ADISQ and JUNO, he also received, once again,  the Coup de Cœur de The Charles Cros Academy in France. Thanks to his music and surrounded by his mythical Bedon Band, Henri Godon will have the chance to make a beautiful tour of the concert halls of Quebec and France. With his real children’s party, he meets thousands of spectators aged between 4 to 104 years old. In 2017, to reward his work, which is not really a job, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec named him “Creator of the Year” in Mauricie. In 2020, the party continues and Henri Godon does it again with 11 new songs on a third disc entitled “Tous musiciens!”. He is back on the road with a brand new staging, accompanied his Bedon Band. So on your marks … get set … PARTY!

MEMBERS

Denis Massé : vocals, guitar

Francis Roberge : percussion

Blaise Margail : trombone

Annick Beauvais : oboe, bass 

* The universe of Henri Godon is illustrated by the magician of the colored pencil, Fabio Pellegrino

AWARDS AND MENTIONS

2020 – Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) – Nomination – Best Children’s Album of the Year, Tous musiciens!
2020 – ADISQ Gala – Nomination – Best children’s album, Tous musiciens!
2016 – Coup de cœur jeune public de l’Académie Charles-Cros
2015 – Canadian Folk Music Awards – Nomination – Best youth album, La vie rêvée!
2015 – Gala ADISQ – Nomination – Best children’s album, La vie rêvée!
2014 – Coup de cœur jeune public de l’Académie Charles-Cros
2013 – Juno Award – Nomination – Best children’s album, Chansons pour toutes sortes d’enfants
2012 – Canadian Folk Music Awards, Winner – Best Children’s Album, Chansons pour toutes sortes d’enfants
2012 – ADISQ Gala – Nomination – Best Children’s Album, Chansons pour toutes sortes d’enfants

HIGHLIGHTS
Palais Montcalm de Québec, Fête de la famille de Laval, Salle André-Prévost de St-Jérôme, Festival Au Bonheur des Mômes de Le Grand-Bornand, Festival d’été de Québec, Festivoix de Trois-Rivières, Montréal en lumière, Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée, Cabaret La Basoche de Gatineau, Théâtre Hector-Charland de L’Assomption, L’Anglicane de Lévis, Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac, etc.

To contact Henri

Henri Godon

info@henrigodon.com

Management, show production - Canada

Les Faux-Monnayeurs

Jean-François Guindon

contact@coopfauxmonnayeurs.com

Press relations

Les Faux-Monnayeurs

Audrée Loiselle

audree@coopfauxmonnayeurs.com

Promotion and communications

Les Faux-Monnayeurs

Kiara Kean

kiara@coopfauxmonnayeurs.com

Booking

Les Faux-Monnayeurs

Patrick Nadon

booking@coopfauxmonnayeurs.com

Label

Les Faux-Monnayeurs

Julie Desjardins

julie@coopfauxmonnayeurs.com

FRANCE : Victorie Music

Marie Sangla

01 49 29 55 55 marie@victorie-music.com

There are those who are passionate about insects, the stars, mechanics, cooking, badminton or synchronized swimming. What Henri Godon loves most in the world is rhyming, playing the guitar and writing songs for children. And as he puts it so well in his song: it takes all kinds of people to make a world!

Inspired by his dream of composing grown-up songs for children, it was in 2009 that Henri Godon released his first real album, “Chansons pour toutes sortes d’enfants“. Later in 2015, her second album “La vie rêvée!” was released and once again sparked a real party for the whole family. In 2020, the party continues and Henri Godon does it again with 11 new songs on a third disc entitled “Tous musiciens!”. He is back on the road in a brand new staging, accompanied byhis crew the Bedon Band. So on your marks … get set … PARTY

Upcoming shows

28
February 2023

Henri Godon

Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau

Trois-Rivières () 14:00

Past shows

24
June 2022

Henri Godon

Fête Nationale – Parc des générations

16:30
23
June 2022

Henri Godon

Fête nationale de l’Assomption

16:30
05
December 2021

Henri Godon

La Basoche

14:00