Garolou is a Canadian progressive and folk-rock group. Formed in 1975 by French Canadians from Ontario and Quebec, the band was originally called Lougarou, but had to change its name after being sued by a dance troupe named Les Loups-garous. The group became popular not only in Quebec but across Canada, with its rock sound and its lyrics taken from French and French Canadian traditional songs.
|Genres||Folk rock, Progressive rock, French rock, Traditional music|
|Years active||1975–1983 / 1993–present|
|Labels||Disques FrancorJust a MemoryKébec-DisqueLondon Records|
In 1993 the band made a return supported by many concerts each year. The band performed at many music festivals such as the Festival International d'été de Québec and the Festival franco-ontarien. The band released in 1997 a live album called Réunion that captured Garolou's live experience and, two years later, a brand new album called Mémoire Vive.
Garolou has won two Félix Awards (ADISQ Gala) for the albums Garolou (1978) and Romancero (1980) and a Gold certification for the album Garolou (1978).
- Marc Lalonde : Bass and vocals
- Michel Lalonde : Guitar and vocals
- Michel (Stan) Deguire : Drums and percussions
- Gaston Gagnon : Electric guitar and vocals
- Réginald Guay : Keyboards and vocals
- Gilles Beaudoin : Electric guitar and vocals (Garolou album)
- Georges Antoniak : Electric guitar and vocals (Lougarou album)
- Steven Naylor : Keyboards and vocals (Lougarou album)
Additional musicians (albums)Edit
- Bobby Lalonde : Violin (Garolou, Romancero and Réunion albums)
- Reynald Wiseman : Saxophone (Romancero and Centre-Ville albums)
Additional musicians (concerts)Edit
- 1999 Mémoire Vive (album)
- 1997 Réunion (live album)
- 1982 Centre-Ville (album)
- 1980 Romancero (album)
- 1978 Garolou (album)
- 1976 Lougarou (album)
- "Ah toi belle hirondelle"
- "La belle Françoise"
- "À la claire fontaine"
- "La partance"
- "La complainte du Maréchal Biron"
- "Aux Illinois"