J.P. Mortier
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J.P. Mortier

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | SELF

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2004
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter

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Nov
14
J.P. Mortier @ Flynn's

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Nov
13
J.P. Mortier @ The Oasis Lounge

Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Nov
12
J.P. Mortier @ Rose & Thistle Pub The

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Nov
09
J.P. Mortier @ Open Mic House

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nov
07
J.P. Mortier @ Duncan's Pub

Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada

Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nov
06
J.P. Mortier @ The Cellar (UNB)

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Nov
05
J.P. Mortier @ Taco Pica Restaurant

St John, New Brunswick, Canada

St John, New Brunswick, Canada

Nov
04
J.P. Mortier @ Red Herring Pub

St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada

Nov
02
J.P. Mortier @ Baba's Lounge

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Sep
05
J.P. Mortier @ Club-Soda

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

May
22
J.P. Mortier @ Cafe Nostalgica

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Apr
18
J.P. Mortier @ Cathedral Village Freehouse

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Apr
16
J.P. Mortier @ All PIGGY'S PUB & GRILL

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Apr
15
J.P. Mortier @ The Legendary Byng Roadhouse

Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada

Apr
13
J.P. Mortier @ The Railway Club

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Apr
11
J.P. Mortier @ Spiral Cafe

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Apr
10
J.P. Mortier @ Trees Organic Coffee

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Apr
08
J.P. Mortier @ expressions cafe

Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Apr
07
J.P. Mortier @ Nancy O's

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

Apr
05
J.P. Mortier @ SameSun Backpackers Lodges Kelowna

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Apr
04
J.P. Mortier @ The Art We Are Artisan Market

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Apr
03
J.P. Mortier @ Infinitea TBar & Boutique

Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

Fernie, British Columbia, Canada

Apr
02
J.P. Mortier @ Vern's

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Mar
27
J.P. Mortier @ The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mar
26
J.P. Mortier @ Lady of the Lake

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

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Music

Press


If you love good old rock music with great guitar tones, be advised! With his third album, J.P. Mortier confirms his capacity to master this musical genre popularized in the seventies. Let’s go through the checklist: David Gilmour-like guitar, voice a la Roger Waters, Shawn Philips and Jim Morrison, a musician worthy of the tradition of bands such as Floyd and Sabbath! CHOM should play this album day and night; songs number 1, 2, 8 and 11 in particular. He writes, sings, plays guitar and keys with driving rhythms, haunting sounds and a voice as solid as the Everest! Needless to say, I’ve been very pleased with this singer-song writer born in France who hails from Montreal. A new bright star now shines in the Quebec hard rock scene. - Géo Giguère


On the cusp of releasing his latest album, the unique voice and stylistic grooves of J.P. Mortier will again be gracing the airwaves.
The new CD entitled "Backpacker”, is inspired by his travels. The album contains 14 tracks and will feature musicians Sylvain Auclair on stick (a 10-string instrument that incorporates a bass and a guitar) Daniel Gregoire on drums and JP on vocals, guitars, keys and sound editing.
William Szawlowski, a renowned recording engineer with 30 plus years of experience, brought the new album to life through his arcane mixing talents. By playing with EQs, compressors and effects like some crazed alchemist, his work includes editing of some of the bass notes at the beginning of the new song "Londrina" to make them sound like they were played on a violin. Though the effect is subtle and hard to isolate, it adds flavour to the intro of the song.
Another example is the use of the backing vocals on "California" where they are blended into a call and response to the lead vocal.
His first disc, The English House, released in 2005, was well received in Ontario, B.C., Boston and, coupled with a tour, France. Filled with wistfulness, the album showcases JP’s blending of musical elements to create truly memorable songs such as “Bela Lugosi”, a song about nostalgia and how the good old days were not as good as people remember.
- David J. Cox


Concert Review

On December 1st 2007, at Pub Jacques Cartier in Montreal, J.P.Mortier, a musician whose upcoming album is due very soon, was performing solo on stage with his guitar. He played tracks off his first album, “The English house” which was written in Japan as well as new tunes from the upcoming CD which will be called “Backpacker.”
His lyrics take you on a journey beyond borders with pro-environment songs like ‘Hawaiian Blight’ and ballads like “Lilies” and “The Traveler” which earned him a standing ovation. Rocking songs such as “California” and “Superblack” brought down the house. It was a brilliant performance. For more info about J.P. , go to www.jpmortier.com.
- by Lily Desnoyers for CAC Vimont


Discography

LPs:
2012 : New album : The Only Bar : Release date : Sept. 6

2010 : J.P. Mortier ( eponymous )

2008 : Backpacker

2004 : The English House

Online distribution :
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Bio

J.P. Mortier is a singer-songwriter from Montreal with a penchant for the brutal and the delicate akin to a rocking Leonard Cohen or a Nick Cave with a conscience. Born in France and raised in Canada, JP Mortier's music is as much a product of different cultures as he.

His debut album, entitled “The English House”, came out in 2004 through Eclectra Records. This album was inspired by his busking days in the subways of Tokyo. In 2005, he performed at PopMontreal and crossed the ocean for gigs in southern France. His second CD, “Backpacker”, released in 2008 through Local Distribution, was inspired by his backpacking travels around the world. He toured across Canada in the spring of 09 in support of the album and noticed the growing student demographic of his audience. Fittingly, it received airplay on Canadian college radio. The self-titled third album in 2010-11 built on that foundation, extending his fan base with another Canadian tour, getting on charts such as CSCR in Toronto where the album went to number 2 and getting airplay on college radios in New England and New York. J.P.s fourth album was a collaboration with playwright Alain Mercieca. “The Only Bar” is the musical adaptation of the play of the same name combining the musical power and diversity unleashed by J.P. and his band and the acid lyrics from Alain's theatrical creation. Album number 5, “Songs of Love and Despair” was another step forward with an ambitious album about the many incarnations of love. It featured no less than 6 instrumentals and displayed the prowess of the peerless production of co-producer and mixer extraordinaire Bill Szawlowski. The album was supported by a coast to coast tour playing at least a show in every province.

A new album is in the works for 2017. Bill Szawlowski is back behind the soundboard as well as J.P.’s usual accomplices, Sylvain Auclair on bass and Chapman stick and Daniel Grégoire on drums and percussions. 

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