Canadas Talent


January 15, 2012

Arcade Fire

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City: Montréal

Members: Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Parry, Tim Kingsbury, William Butler, Sarah Neufeld, Jeremy Gara

Label: Merge Records

Albums: Arcade Fire EP (2003), Funeral (2004), Neon Bible (2007), DVD Miroir Noir (2009), The Suburbs (2010)




- Their song Wake Up was used to open the concerts of U2’s Vertigo tour in 2005-2006.

- They won “Best Abum Of The Year” at the Grammy Awards where they were up against Lady Antebellum, Eminem, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga

- The band has worked with organizations Partners In Health and Kanpe in support the people in Haiti

- The band plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, xylophone,glockenspiel, keyboard, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin, and hurdy-gurdy

- All members play several instruments and switch throughout their shows

- Members Win and Régine are married

Win Butler

Régine Chassagne

Richard Parry

Tim Kingsbury

William Butler

Sarah Neufeld

Jeremy Gara

Together since 2001, the indie-rock band released their first album funeral in late 2004. To their surprise, the album became Merge Record’s biggest selling record of all time. In the summer of 2005, they toured in festivals such as Coachella, Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza and Electric Picnik where they gained even more fans. With their album Suburbs, they won the Album of the Year award at the 2011 Grammy Awards. The band is known for their unforgettable live shows and the band member’s ability to play a large variety of instruments. During concerts Régine Chassagne and the other members switch from instrument to instrument: they can go from drums to accordion to keyboard.

By: Laurence Des Lauriers-Chouinard

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