MISE & Agrave; DAY
In honor of the late Renée Martel, who died in December, two musicians from the Gaspé region, Paul Daraîche and Laurence Jalbert, presented a light show on Friday in front of an enthusiastic audience. advance to the Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée.
From the first song, I'm going to the other side of the world, we expected an evening on a much more solemn tone, with Laurence Jalbert who was not on stage for the duration of the song.
However, from If we could start again, the evening took on a much happier tone. About a hundred seats in the back section of the Chapiteau Quebecor were removed to make way for a dance floor, and many spectators, sometimes intoxicated by alcohol, let themselves be carried away by the rhythm, particularly in J I have a love that doesn't want to die.
“Renee was my cosmic twin. We were born on the same day, at the same time. It means that our parents played ass at the same time! sneered Paul Daraîche.
“But above all, Renée, he was someone who was calm in all situations, no matter what was happening,” he added.
A wink was given during the evening also to Julie Daraîche, Paul's sister, who died on April 26, 2022. To pay tribute to her, the two friends, one from Saint-François-de-Pabos and the other from Rivière-au-Renard, offered him a delicate interpretation of Que la lune est belle ce soir.
Émilie Daraîche, Paul's daughter, offered a touching medley of songs by Renée's father, Marcel Martel. “We were talking about growing up touring together, so that's why I want to give him this tribute,” she said.
The particularly noisy floor of dancers didn't seem to bother the musicians too much, except when Laurence wanted to get the people talking loudly at the bar to sing in chorus, the magnificent Perce lesclouds, composed by Paul Daraîche.
For someone “who doesn't know his own words”, Laurence Jalbert didn't do too badly either with Le Lumberjack, a song that made more than one laugh. The dance evening continued with Le bateau du bonheur, a song by Renée Martel that Paul Daraîche has always enjoyed.
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Émilie Daraîche was responsible for opening the evening “in honor of our beautiful Renée”, as she said between two songs. The young woman presented two songs from her repertoire, including her first radio hit, Souviens-toi. Although it draws a lot of inspiration from lyrical pop, the country influence never seems too far away.