Bonjour Brumaire was a francophone indie pop band based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its members were Youri Zaragoza (vocals, guitar), Nathan Howard (guitar, vocals), Francois Lessard (drums), Karine Novelle (keyboards, vocals), Béatrice Martin (keyboards, vocals), Patrick Brownson (keyboards, vocals), Mathieu Dumontier (bass guitar, vocals) and Jordan Larocque (bass guitar, vocals).

Bonjour Brumaire
Background information
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
GenresIndie pop, francophone
Years active2007–2010
LabelsIndica Records
MembersYouri Zaragoza
Nathan Howard
Francois Lessard
Karine Novelle
Béatrice Martin
Patrick Brownson
Mathieu Dumontier
Jordan Larocque

Formed in January 2007, the band recorded its first demo with producer Ryan Battistuzzi (Malajube, Les Breastfeeders) only 3 months after the members first met. They played their first show in June and, in November, went into the studio for five months to record their album, De La Nature Des Foules. It was released on April 1, 2008, on Indica Records.[1]

The song Brooklyn premiered on the Anti-Hit List Podcast on April 19, 2008.[2]

After playing most summer festivals around Quebec in 2008 (Woodstock en Beauce,[3] Osheaga Festival, Francofolies,[4] and Festival d'Été de Québec[5]) the band won the "Breakthrough artist" and "Indie pop album of the year" awards at the 2008 Gala de l'Alternative Musicale Indépendante du Québec (Quebec Indie Music Awards).[6][7]

The band posted photos of a 2009 European tour on its Facebook page, and commented that it would be producing another album, but appears to have broken up after that tour.[8] As of 2021, the band's website was defunct; its last Facebook post was in 2010.


  • De La Nature Des Foules (2008)


  • "Brooklyn"' (2008)[9]
  • '"Prunelle" (2008)[10]
  • "L'insouciance ne s'improvise pas" (2008))[11]

Awards and nominations

  • Nominee for FAVOURITE FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP at 9th Independent Music Awards (The Indies 2009)
  • Nominee for BEST REASON TO LEARN FRENCH for song "Le Candidat" at CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards 2008
  • Nominee for SOCAN's ECHO PRIZE 2008 for song "Argelès"
  • Award-winner for BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR at GAMIQ 2008 (Quebec Indie Music Awards)
  • Award-winner for INDIE POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR at GAMIQ 2008 (Quebec Indie Music Awards)
  • Award-winner for SODRAC prize for BEST MUSIC for song "Argelès" at Francouvertes 2008 contest
  • Nominee at 2008 MIMI Awards (Montreal International Music Initiative)
  • Award-winner for Telus DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR at GAMIQ 2007 (Quebec Indie Music Awards)

See also



  1. ^ "Bonjour Brumaire – De La Nature Des Foules". Discogs. Retrieved 10 April 2022.
  2. ^ Toronto Star Podcasts: Anti-Hit List - April 19
  3. ^ White, Patrick. "Programmation complète de Woodstock en Beauce 2008, May 2008". Pat White. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  4. ^ "Francos Montreal, Bonjour Brumaire". Francos de Montreal. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  5. ^ "Festival d'été de Québec 2008". Festival d’été de Québec. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  6. ^ Renaud, Philippe. "GAMIQ celebrates Quebec's indie artists, Sept 2008". RFI Musique. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  7. ^ Gagnon-Paradis, Iris (7 August 2008). "GAMIQ 2008, July 2008". VOIR. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  8. ^ "Bonjour Brumaire Posts". Bonjour Brumaire to Facebook. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  9. ^ "Bonjour Brumaire - Brooklyn". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  10. ^ "Bonjour Brumaire - Prunelle". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 2021-09-12.
  11. ^ "CA Bonjour Brumaire - L'insouciance ne s'improvise pas". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 2021-09-12.