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When it comes to rockin' your country venue, singer songwriter Mike LeBlanc knows how to deliver. His warm baritone voice along with his "from the heart" lyrics has his crowd tapping, dancing and screaming "Hell yeah". Mike LeBlanc's ability to connect with his audience is definitely something a country music enthusiast would
not want to miss.
Mike LeBlanc was selected among many other artists to showcase his talents at the iconic Cadillac Lounge during Canadian Music Week in Toronto in May 2014. Mike also been selected for "Diamond in the rough showcase" AND “Coast to Coast showcase” hosted by Canadian Country Music Association's in Edmonton this past September. Mike was the only New Brunswick’s indie artist selected for an official CCMA’s showcase in the last 5 years.
A big summer was lined up for this New Brunswick based country singer, opening for acts such as Ricky Skaggs and Patrick Norman just to name a couple, in the province of Quebec. He was also chosen to be part of 3 shows at Pays de la Sagouine, one of the most popular place in NB for entertainment. Mike performed at the very well-known Festival Western of St-Tite which he was the head liner of the lotto-Quebec stage.
Mike is currently promoting his debut album "Alive and Well" across the country;
Album nominee for Country Recording of the year by NB Music Awards.
From musical flavored songs with influences such as Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Travis Tritt, Mike has written a full 12 song album full of mixed emotions from beer drinking tunes to rocking country songs that will get you moving on the dance floor to the slow powerful ballads that'll make any nostalgic listener wipe a tear
or two from their cheeks.
Born in Moncton New Brunswick in 1971, Mike Leblanc moved along with his family to a small place called Collette NB. Growing up, there was always music playing in the house or people jammin’ with their guitars and other different instruments. Mike Leblanc's first public appearance was at 7 year old in church. He didn't know he could sing back then but his teacher apparently did. At 15 Mike LeBlanc entered a local singing contest and took everyone by surprise with his covers of Randy Travis. From that point on he was asked frequently do to amateur shows and house parties. At 17, he joined his first band and played all over the province and into USA.
In 1999, Mike LeBlanc packed his instruments and his clothes and headed towards Calgary Alberta to see what the music industry had to offer. He was hired by a band called Uptown Riders three days upon his arrival to the big city. The band toured all over western Canada for a few years.
In 2011, Mike LeBlanc starts to write such ease that he had never known before. In this period he wrote songs such as "When I'm good" and "We lived on" were the first songs to be created for the album "Alive and Well"
«A song has to come from the heart says Mike LeBlanc. Whether a funny song or a slow one. »
Mike LeBlanc delivers a new edge to Canadian country music with a Nashville sound that'll rock you off your seat and make you want to move a little. You will also see a sensitive side to Mike LeBlanc’s music in songs written about his wife Johanne and his brother Jean Paul who unfortunately passed away in 2012…
His first album "Alive and Well", 12 original songs, was launched June 7th 2013 in Rogersville NB which turned out to be a sold out event!