Posted by dmusique on 01.10.2012 in Daniel ROA
Daniel ROA took home an award at last night’s Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA), held in Regina, SK.
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.
Posted by dmusique on 28.09.2012 in Daniel ROA
Congratulations to Daniel ROA, who has been named a 2012 recipient of the Fondation SPACQ‘s Prix Edith Butler, which honours Canadian Francophone songwriters from outside of Quebec.
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.
Posted by dmusique on 05.06.2012 in Daniel ROA
Nominees for this year’s Western Canadian Music Awards were announced today. Daniel ROA‘s sophomore album, Hyperbole, came away with a nomination in the Francophone Album of the Year category. Daniel also picked up a nomination in the Producer of the Year award, along with co-producer Norman Dugas. And rounding out the trifecta, his song Alphabête was also nominated in the Video of the Year category. Winners will be announced in Regina SK during BreakOut West, on Sunday, September 30th, 2012.
Posted by dmusique on 05.01.2012 in Daniel ROA
Durand Musique Management is pleased to announce that Daniel ROA will perform at the Manitoba Music Showcase during MIDEM 2012 in Cannes, France. MIDEM is the world’s largest trade show for the independent music sector. Catch Daniel’s show at 10pm on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Morrisons (10 rue Teisseire).
The Manitoba Music Showcase is part of Canadian Blast, an initiative of CIMA and the Canada Stand. Daniel is joined by fellow Manitobans Les Jupes, along with 13 other musical acts from across the country, forming the largest ever delegation of Canadian artists to perform at MIDEM. For information on Canadian Blast and all of its performers, visit the CIMA website.
Durand Musique Management will be attending MIDEM as well, and welcomes requests for meetings, press kits, or simply more info. Michel Durand-Wood can be reached at +1 (204) 955-7132. See you in Cannes!
Posted by dmusique on 08.11.2011 in Daniel ROA
Winnipeg pop singer-songwriter Daniel ROA is preparing the release of his second album, Hyperbole, accompanied by a video and brand new show.
The new show for Hyperbole has us rediscovering Daniel ROA’s inner performer. A show with a capital ‘S’, in it, you’ll find a bit of everything — multi-instrumentations, projections, choreography and much more! As always, Daniel promises to deliver a saucy groove, with energy, fun, and an ever-present wink. The album release will take place in three cities, all with a full presentation of the new show. Firstly, in his native Winnipeg, on November 24th, he will be at the CCFM in a double-bill with Alex Nevsky of Montreal. Secondly, Daniel will be in Ottawa on the Fourth Stage of the National Arts Centre on November 30th. And finally, he will wrap up with a third release party in Montreal on December 1st at O Patro Vys. The album will be available on iTunes as of November 24th.
The second opus of the franco-manitoban artist comes on the heels of the success of his first album, Le nombril du monde, where Daniel took us on a foray into his spirited musical universe, seasoned with lyrics stamped with intelligence, humour, and candor. The album was rewarded with a Western Canadian Music Award – Album francophone in 2009, as well as a Trille Or Award – Artiste de l’Ouest canadien par excellence in 2011. With exceptional musicians by his side, he has toured extensively across Canada, in Switzerland, and in France, meanwhile making time to write scores for theatre and engaging in studio recordings as a free-lance musician.
It is by a pure love of language and its infinite richness that Daniel ROA gave life to the first single of the new album. The song, Alphabête, tells an almost esoteric story of a songwriter who willfully delves into the inner depths of his dictionary, searching for that ever evasive mot juste. The song is yours to discover, as is the hilarious video which gives us insight into the mind of Daniel ROA.