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Paul Piché

"Paul Piché" (born September 15, 1953 in Montreal) is a ''Québécois'' chansonnier, environmentalist, political activist and renowned Quebec sovereigntist.

He is a singer-songwriter and mostly composes on acoustic guitar, although some of his recent work has seen electronica sounds input. Many of his songs have become classics of the ''Québécois'' repertoire at cabaret nights, parties, camp fires, and most especially ''Fête nationale du Québec'' celebrations.

Piché studied archaeology at the University of Montreal, and in the early 1970s sang in Quebec colleges. In 1977 the keyboardist Robert Léger of Beau Dommage encouraged him to record his first LP, ''À qui appartient le beau temps'', which sold more than 100,000 copies.

From then on, Piché also began working with the keyboardist Michel Hinton (also from Beau Dommage), with whom he was to stay. His single "Tous les vents", reached second place on the Radio-activité chart in August 1984 and his album ''Nouvelles d'Europe'' won the Félix Award for best rock album of 1985. In 1986 he performed with Michel Rivard and released a double album, ''Intégral'', which was a collection of all his works. He then ...

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