Independent Music Awards 2019 Vox Pop Winner – Short Form Music Video
Canadian Folk Music Awards 2017 Nominee – Traditional Singer of the Year & Pushing the Boundaries
Independent Music Awards 2016 Vox Pop Winner – World Beat album of the Year
Canadian Folk Music Awards 2014 Winner – Traditional Singer of the Year
ADISQ 2015 Nominee – Album of the year – Traditional
Here is the recipe for Mélisande [électrotrad]’s award-winning cocktail: pour equal parts of centuries-old traditional Québécois songs, state of the art electronic instruments and relentless drums, add an ounce of fiery fiddle, peaty flute and hypnotic jaw harp, a dash of tangy banjo and a hint of full-bodied bass. Shake vigorously, garnish with a sparkling singer and serve on stage!
With Les myriades, Mélisande [électrotrad] have taken a giant leap forward in their on-going exploration of melding contemporary sounds with traditional themes.
Mélisande and Alexandre “Moulin” de Grosbois-Garand have fused their ethnological music roots and traditional instrumentation with complex electronic programming to create a sonic experience like no other. Mélisande (lead vocals, jaw harp) and “Moulin” (flute, vocals, arrangements, programming) are joined here by musical collaborators Gabriel Ethier (production, arrangements, programming) and David Boulanger (violin, banjo, vocals).
The success of their first two albums, hailed by critics from home and abroad, has allowed the group to present over 150 shows in Canada, Australia, France and the United States.
“A creative fusion of tradition and innovation that honors the past while re-interpreting it for the present. If this is the future of folk, we’re in good hands.”- POP MATTERS
“An unusually well-balanced blend…definitely achieved some hard-edged traditude !”
—HUFFINGTON POST USA
MÉLISANDE : lead vocal, jaw harp
ALEXANDRE ‘MOULIN’ DE GROSBOIS-GARAND : flute, bass, keyboards, programming, vocal
David Boulanger : violin, banjo, foot percussions, vocal
Félix-Antoine Beaudoin : drums, electronic drums
Kevin “Sonik” Desriveaux : breakdance
« Wow that was just incredibly impressive » ABC Canberra Mornings with Genevieve Jacobs
« Other big success was Quebec electro-trad group Melisande. » CityNews.com.au
« […] a creative, inspiring and delightful milestone in Francophone – and global – folk music. […] If this is the future of folk, we’re in good hands. » POP MATTERS
« An unusually well-balanced blend. […] definitely achieved some hard-edged traditude! » HUFFINGTON POST US
« Awesome vocals, & tasteful electronic embellishments. A fresh take on a fine genre & a real treat! » WRUV
« It’s fun. It’s really well done. […] This is a lovely record. » PENGUIN EGGS
« This albums marks a new chapter in Québécois trad music. […] A true success ! » LE DEVOIR
« This album greatly deserves a BRAVO !!! » TRAD MAGAZINE (FRANCE)
« Here is a nice way to get introduced to Québécois folk music » L’ÉVEIL