Born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, singer-songwriter Laurent Bourque turned heads with the release of his debut album, What We Talk About in 2011. Laurent quickly began touring across North America appearing at many festivals including the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, CMJ, North By Northeast, the Ottawa Folk Festival, POP Montreal, sharing the stage with great artists such as Andrew Bird, Buck 65, Teddy Geiger and Dan Mangan.
This was an exciting time in the young singer-songwriter’s blooming career. His songs were frequently featured on CBC radio and on various MTV and E! network television programs. The album even made his ex-girlfriend cry, which was a big win for Laurent.
This year, Laurent Bourque presents his sophomore album, Pieces of Your Past. Recorded with renowned producer Dave Draves, (Kathleen Edwards, Julie Doiron, Jim Bryson) the result is a charming, beautiful and honest folk/pop record addressing all aspects of love, life and of course, his cats.
Laurent recorded Pieces of Your Past live to tape in the studio alongside his talented backing band (Jamie Kronick, Drums, Phil Charbonneau, Bass,) completing the majority of the album in a single day. A rare thing in today’s music landscape, the live recording setting allowed for more feeling, and character to shine through Laurent’s accomplished songwriting.
Laurent Bourque is a passionate, young songwriter that will be around for years to come. He currently resides in Toronto, Ontario and was recently awarded the "Stingray Rising Star Award" (2014). He is also the author of his own bio.