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 and once again for 2015 CMW edition. He’s also been selected for “Diamond in the rough showcase” AND “Coast to Coast showcase” hosted by Canadian Country Music Association 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 three shows at Pays de la Sagouine, one of the most popular places in NB for entertainment. Mike performed at the very well-known Festival Western of St-Tite which he was the head liner of the loto-Quebec stage.
His very first album "Alive and Well" was in nomination at NB Music Award 2014 for Country Recording of the year.
Artist involved, especially to the cause of bullying, Mike LeBlanc was in shock when he learned the sad story of Amanda Todd. She committed suicide after a bad episode of bullying. He wrote a touching song entitled I'm the one, available in digital format and all proceeds are given to Amanda Todd Legacy Funds. Mike was honored to be chosen to provide a musical performance in April 2015 at a conference given by Carole Todd, mother of Amanda, for Victim Support Services Hinton, Hinton Alberta.
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick in 1971, Mike Leblanc moved with his family in a small village called Collette. His first public appearance was in his 7 years at the church. He did not know he could sing at the time, but apparently his teacher had noticed. From its 15 years, Mike is involved in a local singing competition and took everyone by surprise with his song Randy Travis interpretations. At 17, he joined his first band and performs throughout the province and the United States.
Mike Enrolled in the 1996 edition of "Bud Country Talent search" Fredericton where he finished in 1st place regional level and ranks 2nd of the big provincial finals.
In 1999, his suitcase and guitar in hand, Mike takes the road to Calgary AB to see what the music industry has to offer. He was hired by a group known as Uptown Riders three days after his arrival in the big city. The band toured all over western Canada and the United States for several years.
In 2011, Mike LeBlanc began writing with such ease that he had never experienced before. "A song has to come from the heart, says Mike LeBlanc. Whether it's a ballad or a funny song. »
Active on the Canadian Country scene with his style, his Nashville sound and his warm, deep voice ... No one remains indifferent to his talent and personality.