Le Trio BBQ was co-founded in the spring of 2004 by Jean-Michel Bérubé and Mathieu Beaudet.
First inspired by the late Django Reinhardt, “Bérubé-Beaudet Gypsy Guitar Duet” soon became the official BBQ Trio due to this fortunate pair-up with bassist Vincent Quirion!
Le Trio BBQ launched a first album entitled Cinémanouche (listen here) » in 2008. On this first instrumental effort, (with the exception of two songs with vocals), the band added a little extra taste to the gypsy jazz repertoire by giving new flavours to TV themes “The Simpsons“ and classics from the screen “Harry Potter”, “Jaws”, “E.T.”)…
Since 2006, the band is mainly performing as a quartet with singer Katerine Desrochers. Proclaimed “coup de coeur” at the 2006 FGMAT* festival, the band has been touring every summer ever since in France, Belgium and Québec. Le Trio BBQ onstage is all about virtuosity, velocity, charm and contagious laughter. The Trio’s live shows attract people of all ages, sexes and backgrounds. Within two years, the band made quite an impression performing in many festivals alongside international artists. The band’s talent was rewarded in 2009 by the CCL* (Conseil de la Culture des Laurentides) who honored them with the Musical Revelation of the Year award. Currently recording their second but first all-original album with Katerine, Le Trio BBQ is mustering a collection of new songs mixed with instrumental pieces such as the world famous “Guillaume Tell” overture.
The release of this new record entitled Sur la route des épices (listen here) » is due November 12th 2013 in Montreal. As its name says, the 11 songs CD brings you «on the spice trade silkroad» going from Klezmer to classical music, tangos to bossa novas… Along the way, valuable special guests joined in for the ride. The likes of percussionist Véronique Boucher, accordionist Didier Dumoutier and the cymbalum virtuoso Alexandru Sura appear on a few compositions.
Check out their upcoming shows here
LE TRIO BBQ can always upgrade to a quartet, quintet and even a sextet with the help of singer Kate D and/or percussionist VERO B. and/or the cymbalum virtuoso Alexandru Sura…
These line-ups are best suited for bigger events with larger crowds, especially when it’s time to spice things up!