Robert Charlebois

  • Quebec (Canada)
  • Crazy rock'n' roll lyricist

For Alain Bashung, he was one of the first to introduce irony into Quebec chanson, together with rock, blues and country sounds. For more than 50 years, Robert Charlebois has known a succession of triumphs on both sides of the Atlantic. His musical audacity, his artistic integrity, his rocker spirit, his immortal offbeat songs have made him an emblematic figure on the French-speaking music scene. Somewhere between chanson, folk and rock, the man who sings "je suis un gars ben ordinaire" plays his cards close to his chest. For Robert Charlebois will be performing half a century of legendary songs at Paléo and that's by no means ordinary.