Mike LeBlanc
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Mike LeBlanc

Moncton, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Moncton, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Country Singer/Songwriter

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"Journal Le Courant"

Difficult to ignore all the splendor of the festival’s firecracker, the stun-ning Mike LeBlanc and his strong American country from his album Alive and well (...) Mike and his musicians have thrilled the festival into a huge party up until the early morning. - Benoit Ricard


"Brussels sprouts festival"

Mike gave an amazing show at our Brussels Sprouts Festival and we broke by far our beer record sales!! Looking forward to book him as headlining next year! - Serge Gallant, President


"Resto Bar & Grill Mirabel"

This guy is a true performer!! With Mike’s beer drinking music, my bar sales have proven to be a successful night. Can’t ask for a better entertainer. - Steve Caron, owner


"country sound/Germany"

"My conclusion about the Alive And Well album by Mike LeBlanc are therefore more than positive and It is interesting not only for fans of the before mentioned genres, but for all the good made Country music. You got a 4.5 out of 5 stars cause it’s a nearly perfect album for me." ~Dirk Berndt ~ - Dirk Berndt


"Michael Nayt Entertainment"

I do want to say Mike is beyond talented and I am surprised he’s not on a major label somewhere. I have listened to a lot of Indie Artists for quite a few years now and he is definitely one of the best I have ever heard. - Michael Nayt


"Kent County Country Festival"


We would like to congratulate Mike Leblanc for his CD launch, what a show, that Mike he is as country as you can find. We are happy to have Mike be the closing act at the Kent County Country Music Festival.
- Gallant & Richard entertainment


"Country Roads Saloon, Radisson Hotel Calgary AB"

When booking entertainment, in Calgary AB, we strived to have professional quality music. Mike LeBlanc, lead singer for Uptown Riders, definitely fit the bill. The authentic country sound was always well received by our patrons and left them asking for more! - Debbie Spenard, former manager


"Radio Beauséjour, CJSE 89.5 FM Shediac NB"

I got to know Mike LeBlanc last fall, such a gentleman and professional person in his music and out, what a great response on live radio. Also had the chance to see him live recently, a real crowd pleaser!! All attention is turned to him from the first note that comes out of his mouth!! His first single is in the charts at CJSE radio and climbing fast!! A singer/songwriter who you're going to hear a lot from in the near future.

Paul Leblanc DJ
CJSE 89.5 FM
Shediac NB
- Paul Leblanc


Discography

  • "Rich Man Poor Man" to be release to Canadian radio April 2017
  • "This old barstool" released on Canadian radio and Canadian/usa webradio November 2014 
  • "We lived on" released on Canadian radio and Canadian/usa webradio  May 2014
  • "What do you say" released on Canadian radio and Canadian/usa webradio May 2013
  • "I'm the one" released on Canadian radio and Canadian/usa webradio February 2013
  • "When I'm good", fist single released on Canadian radio and can/usa webradio October 2012


*Alive and Well album ~CD launch June 7th 2013~ 12 original songs

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Bio

Mike Leblanc mixes energetic, toe tappin’ Country grooves with modern day outlaw influences of Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Travis Tritt. Originally from Moncton, New Brunswick on Canada’s east coast, LeBlanc has called Alberta his second home since 1999 but he's back to his roots in the province of New-Brunswick.  

LeBlanc returns with a new single, “Rich Man, Poor Man”, inspired by the gap between social statuses he observed on the streets of Toronto following a performance in 2014.  “I was reminded of my late brother. He barely had anything in his life, good health included, but he wouldn’t think twice about giving away his last penny to help someone else,” recalls Leblanc. “I’ve experienced success and failure. I also realize, rich or poor, we are all the same. Not every rich person is greedy and not every poor person is good. I’ve come to the conclusion that we all need money and things to survive in this world, but how you treat people is the true value of who you are.”

 Working with a new team, the single is produced by Johnny Gasparic (Gord Bamford, George Canyon, Bobby Wills, Hey Romeo, Snoop Dog) and was recorded at MCC Recordings in Calgary. Leblanc was forced to put music on hold after nearly losing his oldest son in a very serious car accident on Father’s Day 2015.

Despite the trying circumstances he’s had to endure, Leblanc’s writing style is meant to inspire hope and to make a positive impact on people’s lives. “If with my music, I can make only one person feel better, I’ve achieved my goal,” he says.

 Another cause very close to Leblanc is bullying. He was in shock when he learned about the suicide of Amanda Todd.  The incident inspired the single, “I’m The One”, which is available digitally with all proceeds being directed to the Amanda Todd Legacy Fund. Leblanc was honored to be chosen to perform at a conference hosted by Carole Todd (Amanda’s mother) for Victim Support Services in Hinton, AB in April 2015.

Leblanc showcased at Canadian Music Week (2014, 2015) and was selected to be a part of the Canadian Country Music Association’s “Diamonds In The Rough Showcase” in Edmonton (2014).  He’s also the only New Brunswick indie artist selected for an official CCMA's showcase in the last five years. His self-penned debut album, “Alive and Well”, was nominated as Country Recording of the Year at the Music New Brunswick (MNB) Awards in 2014.  Leblanc got his start doing Randy Travis covers and has toured throughout western Canada and the United States with the Calgary band Uptown Riders.

 

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