Le Nombre

Le Nombre

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN

"Francophone rock and Roll Monster" Exclaim!


LE NOMBRE is a rock band. Formed in 2002 by Jean-Philippe "Dynamite" Roy, Nicotine on guitar, Gourmet Dlice on bass, Ludwig Wax on vocals and Jean Danger on drums, Le Nombre is scorching rock 'n' roll sung in French, not afraid of melodies, sometimes full of emotions and then, boom! It's back with in-your-face sonic attacks.

Their first album, released in 2002, was widely welcomed on both French and English sides. Produced by Montrealer, Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Silver Mt Zion), it is distributed by Fusion III and was declared Best Francophone Album of the Year at the Canadian Independant Music Awards in 2003.

Le Nombre has strong ties with the US, collaborating with Triage International (NYC), who ensure general distribution and promotion within radio stations. The official partnership between Triage and Le Nombre began after their performance at the 2002 Francofolies de Montral summer festival. In December that same year, they headed down for a live spot on WFMU (NYC) and landed at #1 on their top 30 chart of mostly played albums, which was a first for a francophone band. One of the songs they performed in studio, ended up on 2004 WFMU compilation (Tunes on Toxic Terrain).

In April 2003, the band headed for France for a three week tour, passing by the Off Printemps de Bourges. In July, Le Nombre played a jam packed Spectrum, sharing the stage with Les Wampas (France), for the Francofolies de Montral. In September, they were participants for the first edition of the Festival de Musique mergente of Abitibi-Tmiscamingue in Rouyn-Noranda and in December, they headed back to France to play at the Transmusicales de Rennes and other shows alongside bands like The Dirtbombs (USA) and The Flaming Sideburns (Finland).

The groups high-driven performances and energy don't leave anyone indifferent. They won the Btes de Scne award at the 2004 MIMI gala (Montreal Independant Music Initiative).

In June 2004, after giving over 150 shows, from Toronto to Alma, passing by New York and Paris, Le Nombre is ready to present their second album, Scnario Catastrophe, recorded in Toronto by Ian Blurton (Tricky Woo, The Weakerthans, Bionic), one of the busiest producers of the Canadian rock scene.

Fall 2004 The new album receives even better reviews. The end of 2004 and the beginning of 2005 was marked by the bands absence on the Quebec scene, as one of the members was called to immediately leave the country. But the video (Buzzclip on Musiqueplus) for the song " Tous ceux de race", a chef d'oeuvre in animation, starring puppets of each the band members, enabled their visibilty, nonetheless.

Summer 2005, marks the powerful return of Le Nombre with their participation at Woodstock en Beauce, The Festival d't International de Qubec (alongside The New York Dolls), The Francofolies de Montral, a second mini US tour in clubs and radio stations. All this leading up to a handfull of electrying shows across Quebec and a performance at the Pop Montreal Festival.


Le Nombre – CD selftitled (Blow The Fuse Records 2002)
Scénario Catastrophe – CD (Blow The Fuse Records 2004)