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Radio Radio

Websites:  http://www.bonsound.com, http://www.laradioradio.com/, http://www.myspace.com/laradioradio
Origin: Clare, Nova Scotia
Biography:

The Radio Radio story starts with a first EP entitled Télé Télé, released independently in 2007, and the band starts to perform here and there, spreading their electro tinted rap and warm accents. In 2008, the quartet formed by Jacobus, LX, TX and Timo signs onto Bonsound Records and Cliché Hot, their first album, sees the light of day in May of 2008. The charm of the Maritimes instantly takes over the province of Québec and the expression "cliché hot" becomes common slang within the local indie scene, as the song Jacuzzi becomes a real ode to joy. After months of touring throughout the country with a few dates in the U.S. (FrancoFolies de Montréal, Pop Montreal, Transmission, Canadian Music Week), after two nominations at the ADISQ Gala of 2008 in the Hip Hop Album and Revelation of the Year categories, after the 2008 RIDEAU/ACADIE award, Radio Radio becomes a trio and begins to write the new album with enthusiasm and determination.

Up for nomination at the 2009 ADISQ Gala in the Videoclip of the year category for Jacuzzi, Radio Radio launches their second album Belmundo Regal in a sold-out venue, in March 2010. With a breathtaking album cover, original songs and their unusual quarky texts, Belmundo Regal is an incredible revelation for the press and the public. It's a turning point for the group as Alexandre Arthur Bilodeau, Jacques Alphonse Doucet and Gabriel Louis Bernard Malenfant witness the musical transition of the band as well as an artistic revolution.

Once again, the shows keep on coming: two sold-out nights at Cabaret Juste pour Rire in Montreal during the FrancoFolies de Montréal and one also sold-out show at L’Imperial in Quebec city for the Festival d’été de Québec in front of a delirious audience. Six shows in Austin, Texas for SXSW, the Festival International de Louisiane, a sold-out Club Soda in Montreal, CMJ in New York City and the memorable St-Jean show in Villeray, where the band played for an endless sea of spectators (10 000 people!).

After being nominated on the short list for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, Belmundo Regal has recently won many awards: A Miroir Award for best hip hop / urban performance for their Quebec city show at L'Impérial, a Félix Award for Producer of the Year with Sébastien Blais-Montpetit, two GAMIQ Awards for Hip Hop Album of the Year and Video of the Year (Dekshoo), a Nova Scotia Music Award for Francophone Artist/Group Recording of the Year, the Edith Butler Award from the Association des auteurs-compositeurs du Québec and a Éloize Award for Most Successful Acadian Artist Abroad and the band was also hailed Révélations Musique 2010-2011 by Radio-Canada.

Looks like 2011 will be just as impressive for the group. A third album is in the works and many shows are to be announced in Canada and in Europe. Radio Radio is definitely on the high road to glory!

Honors and distinctions :

Felix Award for Producers of the year with Sebastien Blais-Montpetit (Belmundo Regal), ADISQ 2010
GAMIQ Award for Videoclip of the year (Dekshoo) and Album of the year (Belmundo Regal)
Nova Scotia Music Award for Francophone Artist / Group Recording of the year, 2010

Mirror Prize from the Festival d’Été de Québec for Best urban and actual performance, 2010

Édith Butler Prize from the SPACQ, 2010
Radio-Canada Music Revelations 2010-2011


Éloizes Prize for Most Successful Acadian Artist Abroad
ACADIE/RIDEAU Award, 2008

Nominated for a 2011 Juno Award in the Francophone Album of the Year category (Belmundo Regal)
Nominated in the Rap/Hip Hop Album category at the 2011 Independent Music Awards (Belmundo Regal)
Nominated at the 2011 East Coast Music Awards in the Pop Recording of the Year category (Belmundo Regal)
Nominated at the 2011 indie Awards for Francophone Artist/Group of the Year (Belmundo Regal)
Nominated on the short list for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize (Belmundo Regal)
Nominated for Songwriter of the Year, Hip-Hop Album of the Year, Art Cover of the Year, Sound Recording and Mix of the Year (Sébastien Blais-Montpetit for Belmundo Regal), Producer of the year (Sébastien Blais-Montpetit, Radio Radio for Belmundo Regal) at the 2010 ADISQ Gala
Nominated for Hip-Hop album of the year and Album of the year, Album of the Year, and Francophone Artist/Group Recording of the Year at the 2010 Nova Scotia Music Awards 
(Belmundo Regal)
Nominated for Videoclip of the year (Jacuzzi) at the 2009 ADISQ
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Nominated for Revelation of the Year and Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Cliché Hot) at the 2008 ADISQ Gala

Crew

Alexandre Arthur Bilodeau
Jacques Alphonse Doucet
Gabriel Louis Bernard Malenfant

Important Shows

• Francofolies de Montréal (2007-2010)
• Pop Montreal (2007,2010)
• Vancouver Olympics Winter Games (2010)
• Canada Day at Trafalgar Square in London (2010)
• Les Eurockéennes de Belfort in France (2010)
• The Festival International de Louisiane (2010)
• SXSW (2010)
• Festival d’été de Québec (2010)
• CMJ Music Marathon in New York (2010)
• Halifax Pop Explosion festival (2010)
• Francofolies de Montréal (2007, 2008)
• Pop Montréal (2007)
• Festival Musique et Arts Osheaga (2008)
• Festival du 400e de la ville Québec (2008)
• Festival de la chanson de Tadoussac (2008)
• Musiqu'en nous (2008)
• Festival Franco-Ontarien (2008)

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