Philippe B will present a brand new show in Montreal on Thursday, November 8th at Club Soda, during the Coup de coeur francophone festival: Philippe B & The Alphabet. The singer-songwriter will step onto the stage with a rock orchestra for this unique concert: a rhythm section, a brass section, guitars, keyboards and background vocalists. Philippe B will revisit his catalogue, backed by nine musicians, while putting his primary instrument front and centre: the guitar.
Named Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 ADISQ Gala for Ornithologie, la nuit, Philippe B returned with a fifth album, La grande nuit vidéo, released in May 2017 via Bonsound. With its cinematic chord arrangements, the album impressed critics and fans right out of the gate. Described by Le Devoir newspaper as a great musical success, La grande nuit vidéo was one of 40 albums long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize and was nominated for two awards at last year’s ADISQ Gala: Folk Album of the Year and Album of the Year (Critic’s Choice). Philippe B was also nominated for Francophone Songwriter of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Philippe B will also perform (with his usual two musicians) on July 6th at Festival Diapason in Laval, on September 29th at the Maison de la culture in Waterloo (QC) and on October 12th at Centre culturel Henri-Lemieux in LaSalle.