Martine Chevrier

Martine Chevrier. Singer, b Montreal 29 Jan 1967. Martine Chevrier studied singing with Roger Larivière and Laurette Bailly (b 12 Mar 1911, d 1 Apr 2001), and dance with Eddy Toussaint. She recorded her first single, 'Star,' in Aug 1983, at 16.

Chevrier, Martine

Martine Chevrier. Singer, b Montreal 29 Jan 1967. Martine Chevrier studied singing with Roger Larivière and Laurette Bailly (b 12 Mar 1911, d 1 Apr 2001), and dance with Eddy Toussaint. She recorded her first single, 'Star,' in Aug 1983, at 16. The following year saw her first LP, Ensemble (Kébec-Disc KD-605), with lyrics by Eve Dézel and music by Jacques Michel. The quality of her performance and her powerful voice won her the Félix Award as discovery of the year in 1984. A second LP, Martine Chevrier, on which she collaborated with French lyricists Francis Lai and Adamo, was released in 1985. From May to August 1986, she toured 35 Quebec towns and recorded 'Partir,' for which she wrote the lyrics to music by her accompanist and husband, Scott Price. She then played the principal character in Paul Baillargeon's musical, Le Temps d'un rêve. Her third album, Découvre-moi (1989, STR 8013), led to her appearance at the Festival de Saint-Malo, France. After recording a final album (Bang Bang, Productions Gilbert-Morin, PGM CD 1311), Chevrier dropped from sight.


Further Reading

  • Blain, François. 'Martine Chevrier: une main de fer dans un gant de velours,' Music Scene, 366, Mar-Apr 1989