JUNO Award winner Celeigh Cardinal joins us on the concert stage as one of the great Canadian voices making up the fabric of the roots music scene. Following closely behind is Francaphone idol and JUNO Award winner Cœur de pirate, known for her success as one of the few Quebec artists to become popular in France.
About Celeigh Cardinal
The evolution of Celeigh Cardinal is in the beauty of music which reveals itself in layers. Cardinal owns a stage with a confident voice and boundless energy, connecting deeply with her audience through humour, passion and love. In 2020, Cardinal achieved one of Canada’s highest musical accolades, a JUNO Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year. She also received two Western Canadian Music Awards nominations, including Indigenous Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. With two full-length albums completed and her third release slated for the fall of 2022, Cardinal’s voice is quickly becoming one of the great Canadian voices that make up the fabric of the Canadian root’s music scene.
About Cœur de pirate
Twelve years have passed since Béatrice Martin appeared in our lives as Cœur de pirate. Over this time, the singer-songwriter and pianist has sold over a million albums and earned several million fans who listen to her songs on repeat via streaming platforms. Her mark in the French-speaking pop world is indelible and undeniable.
When Béatrice Martin began performing alone at the piano, she rose like a tidal wave that swept over Montreal’s stagnating indie-rock scene. Bolstered by the success of her early concerts, she released a self-titled debut in September 2008, which went platinum in Canada and diamond in France. Bypassing the usual channels, Martin made a name for herself on the other side of the Atlantic, a feat many famed Quebec artists took years to achieve. Parting with the piano favouring a more playful pop sound, she followed up with Blonde (2011), a sophomore release that was also certified platinum in Canada and France. In 2012, the album earned Martin the Félix awards for Pop Album of the Year and Female Performer of the Year. Her third album, a bilingual effort titled Roses (2015), reached gold status in Canada and France, with over 200 000 copies sold worldwide. In 2016, Cœur de pirate earned the Félix award for English-Language Album of the Year while also making her mark in English-speaking Canada with a JUNO nomination for the Fan Choice award.
With a trail of sold-out shows to her credit in Canada, France, the United States, Mexico, England, Spain, Italy and Germany, Cœur de pirate has established herself as a unifying voice and a safe bet on stages. She has been welcomed by the greatest Canadian and European festivals over the past decade, including Les Francofolies de la Rochelle, the Festival d’été de Québec and Osheaga.
In addition to touring internationally in support of the record, Cœur de pirate kicked off the 2019 edition of Les Francos de Montréal before hundreds of fans at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, giving a standout show that marked the realization of a dream. As she continued to honour her busy touring schedule, she earned many stellar accolades, including the Singer-Songwriter of the Year and Female Performer of the Year awards at the SOCAN and ADISQ ceremonies, respectively. In the public eye every week as a coach on Quebec’s reality talent show La Voix and a judge on France’s singing competition Nouvelle Star, Cœur de pirate increasingly aspires to use her platform to take stands on political and social issues. Her feminist stance is unequivocal in the song “T’es belle,” and the music video for the song (Martin’s debut as a director) delivers a direct blow to everyday sexism, clearly embracing the paradigm shift of our times.
During an eventful year, Cœur de pirate took the reins of the record label that saw her rise to fame, renaming the company Bravo Musique. In this brand-new role, Martin takes pride in spotlighting the talent surrounding her in all its extraordinary complexity. She is also invested in mentoring young and emerging artists.
In the spring of 2021, Cœur de pirate returned to her first love with Perséides, an album of new instrumental pieces where the piano reigns supreme.
Accessible seating will be available towards the front of the seating area and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Dates & Times
8pm – Celeigh Cardinal
9:45pm – Cœur de pirate
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8