Bad Boyz Boogie - The Band
The band BAD BOYZ BOOGIE, was formed in January of 1995. They toured and played extensively for the last 16 years.
A dynamic lineup consisting of the powerful and soulful lead vocalist Guy Côté, dazzling guitarist Deno Amodeo, keyboard/Sax player extraordinaire Henri Fortier, and supported by a powerful rhythm section team of Eric Beaulé on bass, and groove king Joel Gagné on drums.
With a first CD in hands, for which they have won a Lys Blues in 2008, with new originals and an up and coming CD in the works, BAD BOYZ BOOGIE is the most energized it has ever been, and ready to rock more than ever.
The musicians have also been sidemen to some of Quebec pop and rock stars, on records and on tour. The band has participated to the world-renowned International Montreal Jazz festival with great success, as well as other Blues and Jazz events.
The BAD BOYZ's brand of electric blues/rock is powerful yet seasoned, and can sometimes remind one of the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top & Jimi Hendrix.
Guy Côté - lead vocals, harmonica
When he was 12, Guy was already singing in front of crowds in bars where his father worked. In 1993, he met the musicians who were to become the members of his first working group, The Taz Band. They were experienced Musicians, with a repertoire of Blues, Rock and Funk. When Guy met Deno, Deno suggested that they write songs together. The chemistry was immediate. So when the possibility of joining BAD BOYZ BOOGIE came, the choice was obvious.
Deno Amodeo - Guitar & Vocals
Deno wrote several songs for Laurence Jalbert, such as "Rage", "Les yeux noirs" and especially the NUMBER ONE song, "ENCORE ET ENCORE" which earned him a Felix from l’ADISQ for song of the year in 1994. Deno also took part in several shows, tours and recordings with renowned artist such as Laurence Jalbert, Éric Lapointe, Michel Pagliaro, Walter Rossi and Marjo.
Henri Fortier - keyboads, sax & vocals
After studying piano and saxophone in Rimouski, Quebec, Henri moves to Montreal to explore new musical horizons. There he joins for live shows and on record, the following artists; Michel Pagiliaro, Eric Lapointe, Laurence Jalbert, France d'Amour, Jonas, Adam Karch. He also worked as a sideman during concerts for artists such as, Nadja, Bruno Pelletier, Dubmatique, Martine Saint-Clair, Marie Denise Pelletier, just to name a few. Henri also co-produced albums in collaboration with Michel Pagiliaro, and Richard Samson (the lost fingers's producer). His main influences is Ray Charles, and all the others that stand out in a special way, whether in blues, rock, jazz, classical and reggae. In short, Henri likes music that has "feeling", "groove", and "energy".
Eric Beaule - Bass & Vocals
Eric was the bass player for the Canadian rock group Too Many Cooks from 1995 to 2000 and he also took part in the musical review British Invasion presented at the MONTREAL CASINO in 2001. He also played and recorded with several Quebec artists such as; Nancy Dumais, Francine Raymond, Nanette Workman, Lulu Hughes, Véronic Dicaire and Claude McKenzie.
Joel Gagné - Drums
Joel comes from the Drum Corps, this musical activity has taught him to be a team player. He works presently at the École Nationale de Cirque de Montréal as a percussionist and teacher. He also plays and records with several other bands and artists such as; Richard Eusanio, Nation by Nation, Willy Ray, Carl Tremblay, Rib Steak Ron, Montreal Dixie, Wang Dang Doodle, Ian Kelly. Joel has also played drums for the successful theater productions; “L'homme de la Mancha” and “Les frères de sang”.
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