Philippe Brault

Introduced to the violin at the age of 7, Philippe Brault was long in search of the biggest instrument possible until he discovered the double bass at the age of 12. As a teenager, he revised his standards of size and chose instead to pursue volume and so, in tandem with his studies in classical music, he began playing electric bass in the rock group, Mes voisins n’en peuvent plus (My Neighbours Have Had It). Next, he took up his studies at the Saint Laurent Cégep and joined Tomas Jensen in 1999. With Jensen, he recorded four albums as bassist and musical arranger and toured the stages of Quebec. He joined the Pierre Lapointe group in 2004 as musical director, arranger, and bassist. He helped create the Pépiphonique and La forêt des mals-aimés shows, as well as several special events including Pierre Lapointe voit rouge/ Pierre Lapointe voit bleu (Francofolies 2006) and Pierre Lapointe et l’Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal (Francofolies 2007). Beginning in 2004, he increased his collaborations as musical arranger (Fanfare Pourpour, Salut JOE!, Alexandre Belliard), producer (Bruno Marcil, Ivy, Emi), and bassist (Philippe B, Ligue d’Improvisation Musicale de Montréal). In 2006, Philippe Brault received the Felix award for best musical arrangements for Pierre Lapointe’s album La forêt des mal-aimés.

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