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Music lovers of our same kind can ravish in a true and honest work of art.

A tasty mix of southern groove, chicken pickin' licks, alt folk story telling, and organic beats. Uniquely written in both official Canadian languages, melodies are full of tension and passionate notes. The sounds create natural desires to stomp your feet and clap your hands and dynamics that send your spirit soaring high. The lyrics are poetic and dreamy, inspired from true love and heart breaks, sparkled in night life and consequences, and flamed in life and grim endings.

While industry specialists will notice Etoile Noire is part of the pulse, and fits current musical trends, worldwide audiences will have an experience designed to reach the purest and deepest musical core of their being.

Fabien Melanson & Justin Trudeau

Bilingual Canadians, the Etoile Noire duo write and perform mostly English with a mix of French added in to highlight their heritage. Influenced by groups such as: Gordon Lightfoot, Steve Earle, The Strokes. With a debut album in hand (released November 2017) they performed in 11 cities in the east-coast of Canada. CHOIX FM in Moncton, NB, and PHANTOM FM in Bathurst helped air, interview and promote their album and tour. Days following, they received their first album review with Ottawa Life (http://ww.ottawalife.com/article/album-reviews-november-29-2017?c=60)

Earlier in 2017, Etoile Noire' debut performance opening for the Juno-winning Julian Taylor Band. They received coverage from Apt613 (http://apt613.ca/etoile-noire/), interviews on CHUO Ottawa University Radio, and spins on CKCU Carleton University Radio (Indie City Madness). They opened Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) in July 2017.

CityFolk, formerly the Ottawa Folk Festival, recognized their potential and invited them to perform twice at this year’s Marvest; which in turn earned them another review with Apt613 (http://apt613.ca/concert-review-etoile-noire-at-marvest/)

Their aim is to revisit the east-coast in May and promote their album at festivals across Canada and the US throughout the summer. Plans are in place to organize an European tour in October. Their hopes is to come back with new material and begin producing their second album.

Recent video release "Shadow of the City"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JduIFXf6oPk&feature=youtu.be

Single "Gone" video release

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FE3aNYfPA4

Recent french interview on CHOIX FM in Moncton

https://soundcloud.com/user-502322838/etoile-noire-entrevue-21-novembre

Pre-album release interview on CHUO with English Phil

https://www.mixcloud.com/philmc83/live-sessions-season-2-episode-28-etoile-noire-and-taylor-holden-the-law-of-averages/

Early interview on CHUO Live Sessions with English Phil Sept 12, 20017

https://www.mixcloud.com/philmc83/live-sessions-season-2-episode-8-etoile-noire/

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Etoile Noire is a creative musical duo, bringing a unique grassroots charm, and southern twist. The duo includes Canadian core artists Fabien Melanson (Titan Rain, Powergoats), and Justin Trudeau (ilvekyo, Julie Corrigan, Allysa Munaretto). Their alluring combination of pop hooks, slide guitar, chicken pickin', stomp box beats, and saccharine harmonies, is an audio taste of home, no matter where you're from. "It all happened by hanging out and talking about life", says Trudeau of the organic growth of the project. This bilingual Folk, Indie, Country entity is excited to be releasing their debut single "Gone" on Feb 14, 2017, with the release of their full length album, Étoile Noire (Black Star) and an east coast tour in the following months. For more information check out www.etoilenoire.ca Produced in association with JohnnyHall Productions (www.johnnyhallproductions)