Klô Pelgag performs at the 13th Annual Francophonie en Fete 2018 on Sept 29th. The concert will be held at the Spadina Theatre, and begins at 8 pm.
Inspired by visual art (Botero, Dali, Magritte), literature and theatre (Vian, Ionesco), cinema (André Forcier, Jean-Claude Lauzon), and music (Vigneault, Debussy, Brel, Zappa), Klô Pelgag began composing as a teenager. Her musical universe is vast from baroque to contemporary. Beginning in 2009, she participated in various contests and her talent earned her many awards.
She won of the Cabaret at the End of the World in 2009 in Gaspé, the Richard-Desjardins prize First Place-des-Arts 2010, the Dégelis Springboard 2010, the “Festival Vue sur la relève” 2011, and the Granby International Song Festival 2012.
Klô Pelgag released a first eponymous EP on April 19, 2012, coproduced by Yves DesRosiers. In 2013 she released her first album, “L’Alchimie des monstres”, which was hailed by critics. In October 2014, she won a Félix prize for Revelation of the Year, awarded by “l’ADISQ”. In 2014, she won the Barbara Prize and the Grand Prix de la Francophonie awarded by the Academy Charles Cros. On December 12, 2015 during the last concert of the “L’Alchimie des monstres” tour at Club Soda in Montreal, she shaved her head on stage to raise public awareness for the association Leucan.
She released a new album in November 2016 entitled “L’Étoile thoracique”, which was hailed by critics, and went on to win several honours and prizes in 2017. The album was also nominated for the Polaris Prize 2017, the Rapsat-Lelièvre prize, the Félix-Leclerc Song prize (Quebec category), and the SOCAN song prize for “Les ferrofluids-fleurs”, co-written with Karl Gagnon aka VioleTT Pi. She will receive four Felix at the 39th ADISQ Gala: Alternative Album of the year, Critics Choice Album of the year, Record Producer of the year (with Sylvain Deschamps, Mathieu Pelletier-Gagnon and Klô Pelgag) and Singer-Songwriter of the year.
Francophonie en fete is thrilled to showcase Klô Pelgag’s talents in our closing concert on Saturday September 28th at the Spadina Theatre.
Place of residence: Montreal, QC
Links: Official Website