Coeur de Pirate is the solo project of award-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist Béatrice Martin. Martin has been playing piano and keyboards since she was only 3 years old, and from that early age, felt the desire to express her feelings and experiences through a universal musical language.
After a brief stint as keyboardist with the now defunct December Strikes First, Martin briefly joined the Montreal-based indie pop band Bonjour Brumaire as a vocalist and pianist but left in 2008 to record her debut album.
Cœur de pirate was issued in September 2008 to immediate national and international acclaim, propelled by massive popularity via her MySpace page, and an unexpected gift courtesy of YouTube…. Francis Vachon, a photographer from Quebec City used the album cut, ‘Ensemble’, as the soundtrack to a time-lapse video of his 9-month old son. This immensely popular clip showcased her music to millions of new fans, earning her praise from Good Morning America, The Globe and Mail, and Perez Hilton, among many others. Pieces in popular fashion magazines (Elle, Chatelaine) and on TV and radio quickly followed, leading to a record deal in France. Cœur de pirate has since been certified Diamond, selling over one million copies worldwide (and counting)!
Gracie and Rachel
The Brooklyn-based, Berkeley-raised piano-violin duo, Gracie and Rachel, crafts intricate tunes combining classical string elements with haunting, fierce vocals augmented by sparse but powerful percussion. It is ivory satin lined with teeth, finding beauty in stark simplicity and pausing to breathe a hint of the abstract into the highly emotive, evolved body they create.
Their forthcoming debut album Go is a penetrating record of a lifelong friendship which flows freely between virtuosic violin textures to sylphlike melodies highlighting seasoned songwriting. The result: a heartfelt glimpse into two artists’ intertwined lives. From the pit of despair to the summit of success, Gracie and Rachel are always headed somewhere new.
7PM doors// 8PM show// 18+
$15 advance// $18 at the door
For more information, please visit: http://lepoissonrouge.com/lpr_events/coeur-de-pirate-may-26th-2015/