The Lost Fingers

The Lost Fingers are a Canadian gypsy jazz music group from Quebec City.

The Lost Fingers
The Lost Fingers at Festival Franco-Ontarien (2009)
The Lost Fingers at Festival Franco-Ontarien (2009)
Background information
OriginQuebec City, Quebec, Canada
GenresGypsy jazz
Years active2008 – present
LabelsTandem, L-A be
Associated actsOne Ton, Bunka Busta
Websitethelostfingers.com
MembersAlex Morissette
Rosalie Roberge
Byron Mikaloff
François Rioux
Past membersChristian Roberge
Valérie Amyot

HistoryEdit

The group was formed in 2006 by Alex Morissette (backing vocals, double bass), Byron "Maiden" Mikaloff (vocals, guitar) and Christian Roberge (vocals, guitar). In 2014, after the departure of Roberge, two new members joined the group: François Rioux (guitar) and Valérie Amyot (vocals). The band's name was inspired by the genre's founder, gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, who lost the use of two fingers in a fire.[1]

Lost in the 80s, their 2008 debut album, earned a platinum certification for sales of 100,000 in Quebec within 12 weeks of its release.[2][3] Canadian distribution outside Quebec began on 27 January 2009, after which the album's sales reached 200,000.[2] Lost in the 80's has been released in the U.S., Belgium, France, Mexico, Switzerland, and Spain.[4] In terms of 2008 domestic sales by Canadian artists, this album was second only to Nickelback's Dark Horse.[1][5] Their second album Rendez-vous Rose was released on 16 June 2009 and includes versions of successful French-language songs. Rendez-vous Rose reached gold album status in 2009 after selling over 45,000 albums.

In 2009, the band was nominated for two Juno Awards in the categories of Fan Choice Award and Album of the Year.

DiscographyEdit

  • 2008: Lost in the 80s
  • 2009: Rendez-vous rose
  • 2010: Gypsy Kameleon
  • 2011: La Marquise
  • 2014: Wonders of the World
  • 2016: Christmas Caravan
  • 2017: Coconut Christmas
  • 2018: Worldwide Christmas
  • 2020: VS.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Leijon, Erik (6 February 2009). "Lost Fingers Bring Manouche To Masses". Chart/CHARTattack. Archived from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved 17 February 2009.
  2. ^ a b Rea, Cormac (8 October 2009). "Attack of manouche". Ottawa XPress. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
  3. ^ Wilton, Lisa (27 January 2011). "The Lost Fingers knuckle down for hits". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  4. ^ Bradley, Bill (3 September 2009). "The Lost Fingers are 'the hottest thing in Quebec'". Sudbury Northern Life. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
  5. ^ Gold and Platinum certification at CRIA Archived 25 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine, July 2008

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