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BIOGRAPHY

Étoile Noire is a Canadian bilingual contemporary folk / indie rock duo formed in 2016, consisting of singer/songwriters Justin Trudeau from Sudbury, Ontario, and Fabien Melanson from Bathurst, New Brunswick (Acadie). They identify as bilingual and many of their songs draw from Canadian landscapes, heritage, and culture.

In September 2017 Étoile Noire released their 9-song debut album, “Étoile Noire” and subsequently promoted it across the east coast of Canada in 2017 and 2018. They quickly gained critical acclaim and were featured in Apt613, Ottawa Life Magazine, Musicoin, and Canadian Beats, and their songs were played on various radio stations throughout Ontario and the East Coast.

Étoile Noire has played with notable musical acts such as Julian Taylor, Jeff Martin (Tea Party), and Dan Mangan. They also opened for the Trews at the 2018 Ottawa Folk Fest and were slated to open for Blue Rodeo at the 2020 Bluefest before the pandemic hit.

Two of their songs, “Gone” and “Angelique” are bilingual and have been played on CBC radio and are featured on the playlist when callers dial the city of Ottawa information hotline. Étoile Noire are currently working on their second album, while they continue to perform at various venues across Ontario. They will be performing at RBC Bluesfest on July 10, 2022.

REVIEWS

“…sold-out performance by Canadian rock staples, The Trews, and Ottawa’s own Étoile Noire”

Emily Plunkett @ Canadian Beats

“The dark overtones of “Native Girl” create a foreboding mood right from the get-go, as it sizzles”

Owen Maxwell @ Ottawa Life Magazine

UPCOMING SHOWS

PAST EVENTS

2021

Mar 10, 2021 // Live Performance // PubWells, Ottawa, Ontario

2020

Mar 28, 2020 // Quarantine Livestream // Ottawa, ON

2019

Feb 9, 2019 // Live Performance // Signal Brewery, Belleville, On
Feb 24, 2019 // Live Performance // Live! On Elgin, Ottawa, On
Mar 30, 2019 // Live Performance // Queen Street Fare, Ottawa, On
Jun 30, 2019 // Charity Benefit // Live! On Elgin, Ottawa, On
Oct 18, 2019 // Live Performance // The Rainbow, Ottawa, On
Nov 22, 2019 // Double Bill with Dan Mangan // CSIS, Ottawa, On

2018

Jan 29, 2018 // OMIC Showcase // Ottawa, On
Mar 24, 2018 // Indie Week Live // Hilton Garden Airport, Ottawa, On
Mar 26, 2018 // Spotlight Charity Event // Ottawa, On
May 5, 2018 // Live Performance // Musiikki Cafe, Kingston, On
Jul 24, 2018 // Tour Launch // Bar Robo, Ottawa, On
Aug 9, 2018 // Promotional Tour // Heron’s Nest, Charlo, NB
Aug 10, 2018 // Promotional Tour // Artisho, Beresford, NB
Aug 14, 2018 // Promotional Tour // Plan B, Moncton, NB
Aug 16, 2018 // Promotional Tour // Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown, PEI
Aug 18, 2018 // Promotional Tour // The Dunk, Central, PEI
Aug 30, 2018 // Live Performance // Sparks Street, Ottawa, On
Sept 8, 2018 // Opening Act for The Trews // CityFolk Fest, Ottawa, On
Oct 6, 2018 // Opening Act for Chaz Guay // Irene’s, Ottawa, On
Oct 19, 2018 // Live Performance // Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, Qc

2017

Feb 14, 2017 // Single Launch “Gone” // Ottawa, On
April 21, 2017 // Opening for Julian Taylor Band // John St Pub, Arnprior, On
July 21, 2017 // Opening for Jeff Martin // John St Pub, Arnprior, On
July 29, 2017 // Live Performance // Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, Qc
Aug 20, 2017 // Live Performance // Bacon Fest, Ottawa, On
Sept 15, 2017 // Live Performance // CityFolk Festival, Ottawa, On
Sept 15, 2017 // Live Performance // CityFolk Festiva, Ottawa, On
Sept 29, 2017 // Fundraiser // The Rainbow, Ottawa, On
Nov 4, 2017 // Fundraiser // Babylon, Ottawa, On
Nov 8, 2017 // Album Launch // Live! On Elgin, Ottawa, On
Nov 10, 2017 // Live Performance // Private Event, Ottawa, On
Nov 17, 2017 // Promotional Tour // Cafe Europa, Campbelton, NB
Nov 17, 2017 // Promotional Tour // Heron’s Nest, Charlo, NB
Nov 18, 2017 // Promotional Tour // Studio 2, Bathurst, NB
Nov 21, 2017 // Interview // Radio Morning 99.9, Moncton, NB
Nov 21, 2017 // Promotional Tour // Plan B, Moncton, NB
Nov 23, 2017 // Promotional Tour // Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown, PEI
Nov 24, 2017 // Promotional Tour // A.C. Sharkey’s, Florenceville-Bristol, NB

Past

2021

Mar 10, 2021 // Live Performance // PubWells, Ottawa, Ontario

2020

Mar 28, 2020 // Quarantine Livestream // Ottawa, ON

2019

Feb 9, 2019 // Live Performance // Signal Brewery, Belleville, On
Feb 24, 2019 // Live Performance // Live! On Elgin, Ottawa, On
Mar 30, 2019 // Live Performance // Queen Street Fare, Ottawa, On
Jun 30, 2019 // Charity Benefit // Live! On Elgin, Ottawa, On
Oct 18, 2019 // Live Performance // The Rainbow, Ottawa, On
Nov 22, 2019 // Double Bill with Dan Mangan // CSIS, Ottawa, On

2018

Jan 29, 2018 // OMIC Showcase // Ottawa, On
Mar 24, 2018 // Indie Week Live // Hilton Garden Airport, Ottawa, On
Mar 26, 2018 // Spotlight Charity Event // Ottawa, On
May 5, 2018 // Live Performance // Musiikki Cafe, Kingston, On
Jul 24, 2018 // Tour Launch // Bar Robo, Ottawa, On
Aug 9, 2018 // Promotional Tour // Heron’s Nest, Charlo, NB
Aug 10, 2018 // Promotional Tour // Artisho, Beresford, NB
Aug 14, 2018 // Promotional Tour // Plan B, Moncton, NB
Aug 16, 2018 // Promotional Tour // Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown, PEI
Aug 18, 2018 // Promotional Tour // The Dunk, Central, PEI
Aug 30, 2018 // Live Performance // Sparks Street, Ottawa, On
Sept 8, 2018 // Opening Act for The Trews // CityFolk Fest, Ottawa, On
Oct 6, 2018 // Opening Act for Chaz Guay // Irene’s, Ottawa, On
Oct 19, 2018 // Live Performance // Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, Qc

2017

Feb 14, 2017 // Single Launch “Gone” // Ottawa, On
April 21, 2017 // Opening for Julian Taylor Band // John St Pub, Arnprior, On
July 21, 2017 // Opening for Jeff Martin // John St Pub, Arnprior, On
July 29, 2017 // Live Performance // Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield, Qc
Aug 20, 2017 // Live Performance // Bacon Fest, Ottawa, On
Sept 15, 2017 // Live Performance // CityFolk Festival, Ottawa, On
Sept 15, 2017 // Live Performance // CityFolk Festiva, Ottawa, On
Sept 29, 2017 // Fundraiser // The Rainbow, Ottawa, On
Nov 4, 2017 // Fundraiser // Babylon, Ottawa, On
Nov 8, 2017 // Album Launch // Live! On Elgin, Ottawa, On
Nov 10, 2017 // Live Performance // Private Event, Ottawa, On
Nov 17, 2017 // Promotional Tour // Cafe Europa, Campbelton, NB
Nov 17, 2017 // Promotional Tour // Heron’s Nest, Charlo, NB
Nov 18, 2017 // Promotional Tour // Studio 2, Bathurst, NB
Nov 21, 2017 // Interview // Radio Morning 99.9, Moncton, NB
Nov 21, 2017 // Promotional Tour // Plan B, Moncton, NB
Nov 23, 2017 // Promotional Tour // Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown, PEI
Nov 24, 2017 // Promotional Tour // A.C. Sharkey’s, Florenceville-Bristol, NB

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