On piano or guitar, Damien Robitaille is a key figure in Francophone-Canadian music. Born to an English-speaking mother and a French-speaking father in Ontario, he was 18 when he wrote his first songs in French. Since then, he has been a great defender of the Canadian francophonie, through his energetic and colorful music, with nuances of folk pop, and even Latin echoes.
Damien Robitaille gained the spotlight following an outstanding victory at the Francouvertes in 2005, followed by four albums – L’homme qui me ressemble (2006), Homme autonome (2009), Omniprésent (2012), Univers Parallèles (2017) – and eight tours as well as several hundred shows in Canada, in France, in Belgium, in Switzerland and Argentina.
Damien has also been a radio host (Jamais trop tard pour les standards, at Espace Musique 2011), and a television and film actor (Ma caravane au Canada and Voyage de chien, Un rêve américain).