Les Chauffeurs à pieds
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Les Chauffeurs à pieds


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"Les chauffeurs à pieds"

"Here comes the next big thing from Québec"
FolkWorld - Germany

"Les Chauffeurs à pieds have become one of the most impressive and innovative groups on the Québec scene."
Dirty Linen Magazine_ USA

« J'ai été conquis par une énorme dose d'originalité dans les arrangements, et une qualité musicale rare.»
Trad Magazine France

"Here’s a fine festival band, absolutely no doubt about it."
Living Tradition Magazine UK

"Why aren't these guys as famous as other bands from Quebec? The band offers not only formidable drive and joy, but a lightness of touch that makes the music perfect for dancing"
Sing Out! Magazine USA

"They have created something different - finally - from the Quebecois trad scene."
Steve Fruitman, CIUT FM, Toronto, Canada

“One of their finest qualities is the way they are able to express the sort of people they are through their music; it is full of zest, humour, vitality and commitment. “
fROOTS Magazine, UK

"LUNENBURG FOLK FEST ENDS WITH HOT FINALE… Then at the peak of excitement, and this excitement was full of peaks, all [Chauffeurs’] players sang out, their voices layering the harmonies and bringing the crowd to his feet."
The Chronicle Herald Halifax, Canada
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Rue Lavigueur, 1999
Frapabor et persoreille, 2000
Les Chauffeurs à pieds III, 2002
Déjeuner canadien, 2004
Au Studio des trois lits, 2006
Partons allons 2008



The traditional songs and dancing melodies of Quebec are no secret to the members of this Quebec City band, among the leading lights in a new generation of folk musicians. They reshape little-known musical treasures from the past in an energetic yet subtle way, blending fervour and a sense of humour only equaled by their talent as multi-instrumentalists with a knack for musical arrangements.
The reputation of Les Chauffeurs à pieds is well-established, having led them to the most important folk festivals in Canada and Europe, and as official representatives of Quebec at the tenth summit of the Francophonie in Burkina Faso. They have also collaborated with local legends Richard Desjardins, Gilles Vigneault, and former members of La Bottine Souriante, with live performances broadcast no less than three times on national radio stations all across Canada. Their five albums have been lauded by critics, receiving nominations for many important awards. A sixth is on its way for spring 2008.
Why not import a slice of Quebec City's 400th anniversary celebrations by inviting the old city's emblematic traditional music ensemble in 2008? Les Chauffeurs will be celebrating their own ten years on stage!