Drawing from a rich heritage of traditional francophone songs, Mélisande unearths rare treasures that she adapts and presents with a feminist perspective and the distinctly modern sound of the band. Mélisande [électrotrad] offers an energetic blend of traditional music, pop and electro with a mix of acoustic and electric instruments, vocal harmonies and programming. Led by Mélisande and her husband Alexandre de Grosbois-Garand, the group offers a fresh artistic proposal to the folk-world-trad music scene. Its first album Les métamorphoses (La Prûche Libre, 2014), greatly acknowledged by the critics, won a Canadian Folk Music Award and an Independent Music Award as well a being nominated at ADISQ. Since the release of the album, the band performed over 50 concerts in Canada, the United States, France and Australia.
MÉLISANDE : lead vocal, electric guitar, jew’s harp
ALEXANDRE “MOULIN” DEGROSBOIS-GARAND : keyboards, bass, flute, vocal
ROBIN BOULIANNE : violin, banjo, foot percussion, vocal
ALEXIS MARTIN : drums, percussions, programming