Daniel ROA picked up his second Trille Or award last night at an awards ceremony in Ottawa. Daniel won in the Best Album from Western Canada category for his sophomore release, Hyperbole. The album had also won honours at the Western Canadian Music Awards in the Francophone Recording of the Year category. The Trille Or Awards Gala is put on every two years by l’Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM), and was broadcast live on Radio-Canada (television) and Espace Musique (radio).
Today, the APCM and Radio-Canada announced the nominations for the 2013 edition of the Gala des prix Trille Or, with a total of 48 artists and artisans in 19 categories.
Manitoba singer-songwriter Daniel ROA is nominated in the Meilleur album de l’Ouest canadien (Best Album in Western Canada) category, for his sophomore release, Hyperbole. The album took home Best Francophone Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards in Regina last October.
The bi-annual Gala takes place to honour excellence and musical richness in francophone Ontario and Western Canada. The prizes will be awarded at the Gala on March 21st at 7:30pm at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Ottawa. It will also be broadcast live at 7:30pm on Radio-Canada and Espace Musique in Ontario, and rebroadcast at 7:30pm local time in Western Canada.
Daniel ROA released today a new single with video, for the song Popsicle (English Version). This single is the English version of a song from his sophomore album, Hyperbole, which was released last November and recently garnered a Western Canadian Music Award for Francophone Album of the Year, in addition to two nominations in other categories.
“The song Popsicle was originally written in English, but was translated into French in order to include it my album Hyperbole in 2011”, says Daniel ROA. “This gives me a chance to offer a little something to my English-speaking fans, all the while allowing me to present the song in its original form!” The single is available as of today on iTunes as well as Bandcamp, and the video can be viewed from the artist’s official YouTube page.
An artist to make you dance, an artist to make you think… Daniel ROA moves us to take a fresh look at the world with all its wretchedness and beauty, and it is in this search for lightness that Daniel ROA invites us to join him. With his most recent album, Hyperbole, Daniel ROA promises to take us away with his groove, his energy, his ubiquitous joy, and, as always, a wink and a gun.
Faced with stiff competition in both the musical and industry divisions, Daniel was honoured with Francophone Recording of the Year for his sophomore album, Hyperbole. He was also nominated for:
• Producer of the Year (with Norman Dugas)
• Video of the Year for “Alphabête”
Daniel’s first album, Le nombril du monde, won the 2009 WCMA for Francophone Recording of the Year.
The WCMAs are part of breakout West, a 3-day music festival, conference, and awards event that celebrates, honours, and promotes the musical talents of the Yukon, BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Daniel ROA was a performer in Saturday’s Festival lineup.
Edith Butler, for whom this prize is named, is an acclaimed Acadian singer-songwriter, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. The prize is generously sponsored by Astral Media Radio.
Congratulations are also in order to Monique Poirier, Daniel’s co-winner of the Edith Butler award.
The Fondation SPACQ’s 7th Annual Awards Gala was held on Friday, September 28th at the National Bank Tower in Montreal, QC.
Established in 1981, SPACQ (Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec) is an association of Quebec songwriters and composers, and today has more than 700 members.