J & The Delicious Hounds
Put simply, Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds are new-age fosterers of soul music. They are, however, bringing it with a twist. The band is from the old French quarter of St Boniface, Winnipeg, the largest French speaking population in Western Canada, and they are cementing their identity as bi-lingual artists with a unique double EP release: the self-titled English 4-song EP, and another 4-songs on their French EP, TITLE. Jérémie Brémault’s smooth, smoky voice, and earnest stage presence wrings that authentic soul sound into the group’s wide-ranging style. They call it the “delicious sound” – say it fast enough and you’ll hear where these crafty musicians get their name.
Manitoba’s French media have been following Jérémie since his emergence onto the music scene. With no prior performing experience, he won “St. Boniface Idol” in 2013. Gathering around Jeremie’s natural talent, he was able to hand pick his favorite musicians from the scene, and they have been buzzing ever since. After being featured on French Radio (Radio-Canada, Envol) and French newspaper (La Liberté), in 2016 they performed live on Radio at the French language musical gala “Les Découvertes”, where they won the public’s choice and a headlining slot at the 2017 Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada’s largest winter festival. They performed for TV on two occasions: live with Shaw TV, and were also featured on UnisTV’s national French television program “Unis par le chant”.
2017 has already seen the band begin to expand further on the national scale. They performed a bilinqual set at the City of Victoria’s New Year’s Eve Canada 150 celebration in front of thousands. Victoria’s French radio station has already caught on and started playing their English EP in anticipation of the official release, April 15th, 2017. They have 2 national performances planned to promote the release – “Festival Folk et Guitares d’Aylmer” in Gatineau, Québec in June, and “La Fête Fransaskoise” in Saskatchewan in July. Monteal’s “Société pour l’avancement de la chanson d’expression française (SACEF)” have awarded Jérémie with a slot in their program, “Du Haut des Airs”, in September 2017. The Hounds are excited to work towards a successful release with more performances around Canada and Manitoba in progress.