Whether the music he creates is soaked in reggae-roots or dipped in a Louisiana slow-cooker, singer-songwriter Paul Cargnello delivers a sound that surprises and appeals with each offering. He has grown to become one of Montreal's favorite prolific troubadors. Throughout his career, as frontman of The Vendettas, or numerous solo endeavors (Lightweight Romeo, Between Evils, Live Au Va et Vient, Bragging) Paul has always been able keep the critics on their toes, and the fans wanting more.
Québec by Storm
His first French release, Brûler le Jour, sizzled with both critical and fan success. It sent his single "Une Rose Noire" to the top 20 charts and its video into The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art. He was nominated for the prestigious Félix Leclerc Award and was a winner of Radio Canadas Sacré Talent. After numerous television appearances, radio interviews, memorable shows and festivals, Paul Cargnello has stayed true to his conviction: to weave together the intricate Quebec fabric one album at a time. In 2009, Paul's second French album, Bras Coupé, was inspired by the legend of a revolutionary slave, and the city of New Orleans garnering him critical acclaim across Canada and France.
In 2010, he signed a deal with Tacca, thrice toured France, and found the time to prepare a third French opus: "La Course Des Loups". The album fused roots with modernity, and explored more of Paul's rock side than we've seen in the past.
Booking: Alex Giguere
Press: Mike Magee
General: Paul Cargnello