André Marchand

André Marchand is one of the leading figures in Quebec’s trad scene. He began his musical career as a cofounder of La Bottine,Souriante, the group most responsible for kickstarting Quebec’s folk music revival. As a guitarist, he basically defined how to accompany Québécois music, drawing inspiration from Montréal jazz, American folk, and Irish guitar. His melodious vocals, inventive guitar accompaniment, imaginative compositions, atomic-clock foot percussion, and wonderful sense of humor make him an irresistible stage presence.

From 1976 to 1990, André played all over the world with La Bottine. Since then, he has been a part of many well-known groups in Québec including the award-winning Charbonniers de l’enfer (an acapella quintet which exploded onto the Quebec scene in the 19990s) and goodtime band, Les mononcles. He also has performed as a duo with American multi-instrumentalist and singer Gray Larsen. Nowadays, however, his first love is playing with Le Bruit court dans la ville!


  • Le Bruit Court dans la Ville, Les vents qui ventent, 2014
  • Michel Faubert, Mémoire maudite, La Tribu, 2013
  • Lisa Ornstein and André Marchand, Par un beau samedi d’été / One Fine Summer’s Day, 2009
  • Les Mononcles, L’album Blanche, 2008
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer, Nouvelles fréquentations, La Tribu, 2010
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer with La Nef, La Traversée miraculeuse, Atma, 2008
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer with Gilles Vigneault, La sacrée rencontre, Gsi Musique, 2007
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer, À la grâce de Dieu, La Tribu, 2007
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer, En personne, La Tribu, 2005
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer, , La Tribu, 2002
  • Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer, Chansons a capella, La Tribu, 1996
  • Trio Marchand, Ornstein, Miron, Le Bruit Court dans la Ville, 1996
  • Gilles Vigneault, Si on voulait danser sur ma musique, GSI Musique, 2007
  • Gilles Vigneault, Au bout du cœur, GSI Musique, 2003
  • Loco Locass, Amour oral, Audiogram, 2004
  • Grey Larsen and André Marchand, Les Marionnettes, Sleepy Creek Music, 2004
  • Grey Larsen and André Marchand, The Orange Tree, Sugar Hill Records, 1993
  • Les Frères Labri, Quand l’vent vire de côté, 1993
  • André Marchand, Jean-Paul Loyer and Pete Sutherland, Détournement majeur, 1991
  • La Bottine Souriante, Je voudrais changer d’chapeau, Milles-Pattes, 1988
  • La Bottine Souriante, Tout comme au jour de l’An, Milles-Pattes, 1987
  • La Bottine Souriante, La traversée de l’Atlantique, Milles-Pattes, 1986
  • La Bottine Souriante, Chick & Swell, Milles-Pattes, 1983
  • La Bottine Souriante, Les Épousailles, Gamma, 1981
  • La Bottine Souriante, Y’a ben du changement, Milles-Pattes, 1978
  • Le Rêve du Diable, Délires et des Reels, Tamanoir, 1979