Originally from Manitoba, and now based in Alberta, Raphaël Freynet is earning honours after the release of his critically acclaimed debut album. An accomplished pianist and guitarist, Raphaël has developed his own brand of intoxicating indie pop-rock. His exquisite melodies and Brit-rock-tinged voice project a compelling mix of boldness and reverie. The album, titled Le monde à voir, is composed of ten original songs - two of which are in english - written around the themes of the journeys that we need to take, and the roots that tie us back to the places we call home.
Raphaël has certainly been seeing the world. In March 2010, he travelled to Mexico City to represent Alberta at the prestigious Festival de Mexico, then to Quebec and France with the Grand 8 tour. Lately he has been performing in many parts of Canada, notably at the Coup de coeur festival and the Vue sur la relève festival in Montreal, at Break Out West in the Yukon, and during a western Canadian tour in early 2012. His first album, Le monde à voir, released in 2011, won Best Francophone Recording at the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards.