Chic Gamine is ready to get you in the spirit with the November 17th release of their EP, Christmas Vol. 1! Hailing from Winnipeg and Montreal, the JUNO Award winners chose their yuletide favourites as well as some fresh originals for the EP that was recorded on Hornby Island at The Barn Studio as well as Empire Recordings in Winnipeg. You can catch them live as part of the Vinyl Café Tour when it carols its way through Canada in November and December (see below for tour dates).
Since forming in Winnipeg in 2007 Chic Gamine have toured the world, played for the Queen, been on national television as part of Ottawa’s Canada Day celebrations, performed at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, opened for the legendary Smokey Robinson and Mavis Staples, and have appeared on NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and CBC’s “Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe”. Their music has also been used on ABC’s General Hospital and The Fosters.
With Motown souls, French Pop spirits, and Rock and Roll hearts, the band has enchanted fans and critics alike with their close harmonies and infectious tunes. In 2009 they picked up a JUNO for Roots Album of the Year for their self-titled debut, and in 2011, their follow up, City City, was nominated in the same category. NPR’s Stephen Thompson chose them as one of his four ‘must see’ acts at SXSW in 2012. In 2013 the band opened for Lake Street Dive in the UK and had their first US release, with their critically acclaimed, Closer.
The band is currently in the studio recording the follow up to 2013’s Closer.
November 18 – Orillia, ON – Opera House
November 19 – Orillia, ON – Opera House
November 23 – Thunder Bay, ON – Community Auditorium
November 25 – Vernon, BC – Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
November 26 – Duncan, BC – Cowichan Theatre
November 27 – Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre
November 28 – Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre
November 29 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 30 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
December 2 – Winnipeg, MB – Centennial Concert Hall
December 3 – Winnipeg, MB – Centennial Concert Hall
December 4 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
December 5 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
December 6 – Banff, AB – Eric Harvie Theatre
December 7 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
December 9 – Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
December 10 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place
December 12 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
December 13 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
December 15 – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place
December 16 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
December 17 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
December 18 – London, ON – Centennial Hall
December 19 – London, ON – Centennial Hall
December 20 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre Southam Hall
December 21 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre Southam Hall
December 22 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts