After three years of touring, Émile Bilodeau has developed a solid bond with bandmates Sarah Dion (drums), Simon Veillet (bass), and Nathan Vanheuverzwijn (keyboards). The maturity Émile gained since the release of Rites de passage also provided a solid foundation for his musicians, who were involved in creating the new album. The singer-songwriter gave two wildly successful shows at Club Soda and also won over crowds at many festivals, including the Francos in Montreal, where he will return to give a headlining performance in the summer of 2019.
Émile’s new live concert will highlight the finely crafted guitar melodies in his latest material, not to mention his increasing penchant for a rock sound. Audiences will also be swept away by the music’s many ethereal moments. Moreover, the refined arrangements featured in Émile’s new songs will bring the live performance to a whole new level. The show is tightly put together and leaves nothing to chance, yet offers many surprises. Émile has built a strong reputation as a brilliant and charismatic performer. “My band and I are a war machine, but I prefer to call us merchants of happiness,” he says.