Drums - Percussions
A Baby Boomer from Sherbrooke, Bruno grew up in the midst of the fantastic music of the 60s and 70s.
He started drums at age 13 and played Classic Rock in clubs until he became a military pilot in 1978. His career brought him all over Canada and overseas and forced him to give up drumming for a long time.
Now back in Quebec permanently since a few years, he sits behind the drums once again.
He still very much enjoys playing the old classic rock and considers himself privileged to be able to contribute to this Pink Floyd Tribute.
Samanta Crête-Poudrier graduated with a diploma in Pop Music Singing at Lionel-Groulx College and completed a Bachelors degree in Pop and Jazz singing at UQAM. She is also a recipient of many bursaries from the Robert Sheitoyan and Coup de Coeur du Jury from the Laval Arts foundation.
Within just a few years, she has produced her first album with the group Les Particuliers, taken part in the International Jazz Festival and has sung in large auditoriums such as, the Place des Arts and the Lion D'or Cabaret. She also collaborates with the Gala SOBA and lends her voice as chorister in multiple projects.
A talented singer and musician, she operates her own music school "À votre portée". Whether solo or in a group, Samanta remains a singer to be discovered.
Vocals – Acoustic Guitar
Born in Verdun, it is early in life that he discovers a taste for singing. He forms his first rock group with high school friends.
The characteristics of his voice allow him to sing to the music of Led Zeppelin, Rush, Harmonium, Yes and Journey to name a few.
Despite encouragements from his friends, he is overcome by the stress of singing in public and slowly gives up the scene, mostly
singing for himself and a privileged few. When family commitments finally catch up, he stops singing all together.
In 2000, with more time available, he buys a guitar and starts singing again. He gradually develops the confidence necessary to
overcome his stage fright and embarks on various musical projects.
Jean-Christophe started playing classical piano at age 8. At 12, he takes up Cello and discovers a new found liking for stringed instruments.
Musically curious in his late teens, he starts playing bass in a garage band. He continues to develop as a bass player with a host of
bands playing CHOM-FM style rock.
In 1993, he lives a very motivating and rich experience as a participant to the “EMPIRE DES FUTURES STARS”. In 95, he spends
many months exploring Jazz with a specialized improvisation group.
Since 96, he concentrates his efforts on a few serious music projects.
Motivated by this Tribute, he is once again on the keyboards, his first instrument.
Leila’s musical adventure starts in her mother’s womb from where she can feel the music vibrate. At 2 she beats
on anything in sight. At 6, to her family’s relief, she focuses her energies on learning piano.
A few high school concerts and a first original composition “Petite” at 15, leads her towards a bachelor’s degree
in singing at UQAM. There, she learns voice control with Julie Leblanc and perfects her piano techniques with
François Bourassa. In 2006, she is fortunate to join the stoner rock group “Madking Ludwig”, composed
of ex “Groovy Aardwark” members and records the “Seven Stairways” EP with them.
In 2008, she becomes the main singer in “Paroles d’Amoureuse”, a musical review at the “Théâtre de la Grande Rencontre”.
She can be heard singing her own compositions in several Montreal bars such as “La place à côté”,
the “Petit Cabaret”, the “Pub Jacques-Cartier” and the “Barfly”. Since January 2009, she hosts the
“Rendez-vous de la Chanson Vivante” at the “Pub du Quartier Latin” where she works with the “relève musicale de la métropole”.
In 2010, she reaches the finals of “Des chansons plein la Tuque” (La Tuque), in Trois-Pistoles, and at “Do-Mi-Sol”
where she sings in French. She is also in the semi-finals in St-Ambroise where her song “Happy Ending” will earn her
the SOCAN prize for song. She has also started a specialized graduate degree in film music composition.
Her strong voice, eclectic taste and franc personality are reflected in songs that hover between naivety and lucidity.
She is gradually developing a style all her own, characterized by musical experimentation and witty references to contemporary culture.
Hugues graduated from Cégep St-Laurent and Concordia University where he studied saxophone with Jean-Pierre Zanella
and Rémi Bolduc. He had the pleasure of playing with well known artists such as “Dan Bigras”, “Afrodizz” and “Freedom Funk”.
In addition to playing saxophone, he is an excellent harmonica player and had the chance of playing for the likes of
“The Freak” and “Rock & Roll Mania”.
Of note, he participated to the “Festival International de Jazz de Montréal”
with the Rafik Mankarios Big Band Tribute to Buddy Rich.
Bass - Vocals
Music was always part of Patrick’s life. His interest for the art flourished throughout high school where he was
influenced by many styles. It is at age 17 that his passion for bass really takes off.
Perseverance is the main trait that will allow him to develop the skills necessary to reproduce the multiple sounds to which he was exposed
all those years.
Although he dabbled into Heavy Metal for a while, he rapidly reacquired the taste for the
good old rock
of Rush, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd to name a few.
A versatile bass player, he always strives to surpass himself and to reach new heights.
Originally from Témiscamingue, Sophie heads out for Joliette, at the young age of 16, in order to follow her passion and
study Music and Song Technique Professionally.She earns her diploma in 2008 and moves to Montreal where she furthers
her musical education at UQAM.
She meets talented musicians with whom she works and produces her own guitar and voice jazz duo in many
and restaurants. It is in August 2010, in Trois-Pistoles, that she wins first place in the provincial song competition, 18+ category.
Always looking for something new to do, she has been working on a voice Quartet that should start performing this spring,
at the same time that she is due to complete her degree.
Sophie likes challenges and enjoys many styles of music. Her versatility allows her to dabble as much in jazz as in rock, and anything in between.
Guitars - Vocals
Musical Director – Graphics Design
Born in the small south shore community of Chambly, it is at an early age that Daniel makes his debut in the world of music.
By the end of High school, he is already on track towards mastering his instrument. He plays in various classic rock groups
from 1984 to 1990 but subsequently takes an 11-year hiatus. In 2001, his passion is back and he sets up a small
home studio where he will spend more and more time. By 2008, he already contributes to a number of bands.
His influences range from the folk style of Harmonium to the all out rock of Led Zeppelin.
As Pink Floyd remains his favorite group, he makes good on an old dream of his and joins this Tribute band.