From: Canada

Pop, Singer-songwriter, Rock

Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Laurent started playing guitar at age nine and subsequently began performing and recording with his first band by the age of twelve. Fast-forward through three albums and a multitude of tours through Ontario and Quebec, Laurent made the move to Montreal at the age of 17 to pursue a career as a solo artist. In early 2007 began the writing and recording of Laurent’s very first solo full-length album.

What We Talk About was co-produced by Dean Watson and Laurent at the Gallery Studios in Ottawa and features Laurent’s long time musical partner Jamie Kronick on drums and Laurent on a number of instruments including guitar, bass, piano, banjo and keys.

It was released in November of 2009 followed by a tour through Ontario, Quebec and the northeastern US, which included a sold out show at the famous Living Room in New York City.

Since its release, What We Talk About has frequently received attention from various national and regional CBC radio programs, from college stations across the country as well as select top 40 rock radio stations in Ottawa and Montreal.

South of the border, What We Talk About reached the top 20 in over 100 CMJ certified college radio stations across the US over the summer of 2010.

The success of Laurent’s college charting in the US led to major licensing opportunities with MTV and the E! Network. Laurent’s music has recently been featured on multiple MTV and E! programs, including: The Real World (MTV), Road Rules (MTV), Keeping up With The Kardashians (E!) and many others.

Laurent has played several of North America’s top festivals including the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, POP Montreal, North By Northeast and Canadian Music Week. Over the past three years Laurent has shared the stage with such great acts as Andrew Bird, The Great Lake Swimmers, Crash Karma, Jonah Matranga (of the bands Far, Gratitude), Dan Mangan, Mother Mother, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Sadies, The Wooden Sky, Miracle Fortress, and Hollerado.