Jack Lavoie
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Jack Lavoie

Québec, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Québec, Quebec, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Praise for live shows"

The Jack Lavoie Band's February 20th live show at La Chapelle

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph:
"... a great live show, high ,energy and upbeat. Lavoie's well-crafted compositions reveal a confident songwriter, at ease with his message."

Release of Jack Lavoie’s album “NEW WARNING” 2003  

Nathalie Clark TVA (TV):  
“… a beautiful voice(can you hear a touch of a certain Mr.Jagger?) wrapped up in an impressive album which makes for easy listening.”            

François Simard, Les Grands Hebdos:
“… a rich and warm album meticulously produced…a sound that is hard to categorize, but the rich guitar dominated mood leans sometimes towards Lou Reed, sometimes toward Neil Young, and Lavoie’s voice hints at Mick Jagger… .”

Gilles Tremblay, Voir:
“ …well played rock with bluesy undertones…Black or White, Home for your Soul, and Every Generation stand out… a solid album... ."
- various media reviews


"La Découverte de la chanson de Magog"

The Découverte de la chanson de Magog, in Quebec, was a tremendous experience for the Jack Lavoie Band.
Magog Song Discovery Festival judges described the Jack Lavoie Band as “a pleasure to watch.” They noted that the band’s “good flow” and “lively presentation” was “easy to listen to” and appealed “to all age groups.”
The Jack Lavoie Band picked up the Public’s Choice Award for their performance in the semi-finals and took home the Straight From the Heart Award for their performance in the finals.
- Magog, Québec


"Praise for songwriting"

John Lennon Songwriting Contest Associate Director Chris deCo wrote, "I am pleased to inform you that your song "REASON" was awarded an honorable mention in our 2003 contest.... our judges felt that your song was among the best entered in the contest. Congratulations!"

- John Lennon Song Writing Contest 2003


"La Pura Vida blooms"

The songs on La Pura Vida are composed of "... catchy lyrics confidently set down and supported by tight riffs. Lavoie and his band have delivered a great album. La Pura Vida blooms like a well nutured flower." - Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph


"Praise for songwriting"

Billboard World Song Contest director Mark Furnas said, "[C]ongratulations on your song success at this year's Billboard World Song Contest. Placing in the honorable Mention category is quite an accomplishment considering the high quality of this year's entries. You are writing at a high level... ."

- Billboard World Song Contest 2006


Discography

New Warning, released March 2003
La Pura Vida, released July 2006
Out Of the Box in continous release thoughout 2013

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Bio

Jack Lavoie grew up in Quebec City and was raised in an active and creative , bi-cultural and bilingual family. True to the classic story, he first fell into music with his brother as a teenager when they pooled their resources and shared a single guitar. Jack followed his fingers and his heart into writing, composing and performing his own songs.

He released his debut album New Warning in 2003, and 2004 saw his song Reason from this album earn him an honorable mention award in the John Lennon Song Writing Contest.

In 2005 Lavoie went back to the writing block and finished recording his second album. Released in July 2006, La Pura Vida produced two Billboard World Song Contest acclaimed songs in A Fine Summer's Day and The Simple Things. The French version of A Fine Summer’s Day got extensive radio play .

Road trips were part of 2007 and 2008 ;Lavoie unplugged his Fender and dusted off his LarivĂŠe and "acousticated" his music. Highlights included Festival de la Releve ,Thetford Mines, QC, and the Black Sheep Inn (Wakefield).
On June 1st, 2009, Lavoie launched his song for peace Bring Your Boys Home from the John And Yoko Suite at the Queen E. in Montreal 40 years to the day after John and Yoko had recorded their message to the Universe Give Peace a Chance.

October 2010 saw Lavoie's song HEAL chosen to David Suzuki's Playlist for the Planet Songwriting Contest. The Playlist for the Planet Album was released in the spring of 2011 on iTunes and includes songs by Great Big Sea, Bruce Coburn,and Joel Plaskett and ....Jack lavoie

Jack Lavoie is currently working on his third album Out of the Box.

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