- 2014 - Stingray Rising Star
Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, singer-songwriter Laurent Bourque turned heads with the release of his debut album What We Talk About in 2011.
The album took Laurent on tour all across across North America appearing at many festivals including the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, North By Northeast, Ottawa Folk Festival, POP Montreal, Canadian Music Week and the In The Dead Of Winter Festival where he shared the stage with many great artists including Andrew Bird, Jenn Grant, Dan Mangan, Teddy Geiger and Buck 65.
Last year, Laurent Bourque released his sophomore record Pieces of Your Past. Recorded with renowned producer Dave Draves, (Kathleen Edwards, Julie Doiron, Jim Bryson) the result is a charming, beautiful and honest folk/pop record addressing all themes of life in love. Laurent recorded Pieces of Your Past live to tape in the studio alongside his talented backing band (Jamie Kronick, drums, Phil Charbonneau, bass) completing the majority of the album in a single day. A rare thing in today’s music scene, the live recording setting allowed for more feeling and character to shine through Laurent’s accomplished songwriting. Anchored by Laurent’s melodic and powerful vocal style, the feelings, sounds and personality of Pieces of Your Past are what make it an undeniably exciting record.
Since its release, Laurent has once again hit the road sharing his music with people all over North America as well as Europe. Laurent was also recently granted the Stingray Music Rising Star Award and is currently working on a follow up to Pieces of Your Past that will be released in 2017.