Born in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (Quebec), and based in Nelson (British Columbia) since 2018, Véronique Trudel is a singer-songwriter whose compositions are rooted in folk and traditional music.
Whether accompanying herself on piano or guitar, her agile, powerful and expressive voice sings her inspirations with candor and authenticity. Her emotional musical ambiences are anchored in texts that evoke love, nature, social issues, the chaos of parenthood... she delves into the inconsistencies that inhabit us, seeks to illuminate the unspoken, the taboos to better normalize them. Véronique, who wants to make people laugh and cry, is an explorer of the soul and the heart.
At the age of 10, she composed her first song on the piano. Self-taught, Véronique learned English by singing Céline Dion. At the age of 12, she sang Dors Caroline by Johanne Blouin in a bar, her first performance in front of an audience. Her musical influences have been Bjork, Lhasa de Sela, Ingrid St-Pierre and Emilie Clepper, among others.
Véronique's life is built on quests and travels. She has lived in Montreal, Iqaluit, Vancouver, in an alpine pasture in Bavaria where she cared for cows, walked 1600 km of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in 3 months, studied herbalism, permaculture, yoga, applied psychology, social circus, founded and directed a circus school, to name a few highlights.
Located in British Columbia since 2018, she has continued to evolve in her artistic journey with her first EP, Après L'hiver (2020), produced by Luzio Altobelli (Marco Calliari, Sagapool, Fanfare Pourpour, etc.), as well as two singles, Appelle-moi and Mon enfant arc-en-ciel - the latter as part of a campaign by the Conseil scolaire francophone de la C.-B., on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 17). She was commissioned by the Association des francophones des Kootenays Ouest to write Dans les bras de Mamou, a song that celebrates the diversity and unity of the region's Francophone community. She has been recognized at Pacifique en chanson twice - in 2020 and 2021.
In 2022, Véronique Trudel continues her quest for a bright future. In February, she participated in an artistic development residency, Les Rencontres qui chantent, a project of the Alliance nationale de l'industrie musicale and the Village en chanson de Petite-Vallée. In March, she will perform at the Chant'Ouest in Edmonton and launch of the music video for Appelle-moi. The launch of Correspondance acoustique, an EP that documents her sonic dialogue with multidisciplinary artist Émilie Leblanc Kromberg, is scheduled for the summer.