Marc-Andre Leger
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Marc-Andre Leger (Self-Titled) 2007

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Marc-André Léger is widely recognized among musicians and aficionados alike as a solid innovator of the blues medium. His on stage presence is characterized by high-energy musical wizardry stretching from Robert Johnson to James Brown to Jimi Hendrix. As a songwriter and arranger, Marc-André is expressive and enthusiastic, charming fans across Atlantic Canada, Québec, Ontario, Switzerland and France in july 2007.

Since 1993, Marc-André has lead two bands and developed a strong solo act. Early influences included Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. His first semiprofessional band, The Bitter Blues Band, gained strong recognition in Québec, opening for acts such as Big Jack Johnson and Big Sugar. A move to Moncton, in 1998 saw to the forming of Blues Central, performing up to a 100 gigs annually. Working with these two bands has been formative as a musician and as a bandleader. With over ten years of band experience Marc-André demonstrates sound professionalism on stage and off.

Over time Marc-André’s influences have broadened. His stage presence and approach is reminiscent of artists such as, Jimmy Vaughan and Albert Colins. His musical ability demonstrates a strong understanding of blues artists from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, (Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Blind Boy Fuller, to name a few). As both a bandleader and solo artist, Marc-André brings his energy for blues and blues offspring to the stage, creating a frenzy of tight arrangements and intricate guitar work.

• He is launching his debut album in the fall of 2007

• He has over 1000 demos sold

• He plays over 200 shows a year

• He has led and toured with numerous bands
e.g. Blues Central (1998-2002)

• He has performed at numerous festivals
e.g. the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

• He has appeared on TV in Songwriters’ Circles, Breakfast TV in
Toronto, Halifax and Moncton

• He has opened for renowned acts
e.g. Big Sugar

• He has shared the stage and opened for renowned acts
e.g. Big Bill Morganfield

• His song “Charlie” climbed to #2 on CFOU university radio