Chris Garneau

OCT 19
Modern Sky
Shanghai, China

OCT 21
Mao Livehouse
Hangzhou, China

OCT 24
Nanshan Grand Theatre
Shenzhen, China

OCT 26
Vox Livehouse
Wuhan, China

OCT 27
Zhenguo Art Center
Chengdu, China

OCT 28
Palace Grand Theatre
Chongqing, China

OCT 30
Tango 3/F
Beijing, China

NOV 02
Xi’an Concert Hall
Xi’an China

NOV 26
Sebright Arms
London, UK

NOV 28
Badaboum
Paris, France

NOV 30
MAC
A Coruña, Spain

DEC 01
Café Berlín
Madrid, Spain

DEC 02
Centro Cívico Delicias
Zaragoza, Spain

DEC 03
Teatre Del Raval
Castellón, Spain

DEC 04
La Nau
Barcelona, Spain

 
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Biography

Chris Garneau's fourth full-length album, Yours, will be released on November 9, 2018. His earlier albums; Music for Tourists LP (2006), C-Sides EP (2007), El Radio LP (2009) and Winter Games LP (2013) have been released in North America, Europe, China, Japan and South Korea - markets where he has also toured extensively for over 10 years. Garneau has also landed over 30 synch placements for film, cable and advertising. His cover of Between the Bars (Elliott Smith) was featured in Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I live In (2011).

Discography

 
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Winter Games | 2013

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El Radio | 2009

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C-Sides | 2007

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Music For Tourists | 2006

Instagram

 

Music Videos

 

"Winter Song I"

"Our Man"

"Fireflies"

"Between the Bars"

"Relief"

"We Don't Try"

Press

 

"The songs inhabit a bigger, almost stratospheric aesthetic-none more so than "Oh God" which possesses a new sound that positions him to a much larger audience." 

VOGUE

"After two successful albums of baroque pop, Chris Garneau explodes the borders of his own talent. With Winter Games, he ventures into the infinite joys of electronica and thus seems to find, in the temptation of ambient experimentation, what would finally give him a new dimension, an amplitude, a fullness that was unknown to him until now."

LES INROCKS

Winter Games is triumphant, bursting at the seams with Garneau’s barebones melodies and the richly woven arrangements of CJ Camerieri and Rob Moose―perfectly paced orchestrations that parallel their work on Bon Iver’s GRAMMY-winning debut as a full-blooded group. 

MUSIC NEWS NASHVILLE

“Haunting, melancholy, and utterly spellbinding.” 

OUT

“It's soft, honest, and wholeheartedly intimate.” 

VILLAGE VOICE

“[Garneau’s] strong command of the piano and quirky operatic voice call to mind Regina Spektor. Like her, he combines classical sensibilities with folky ones, inviting cello lines and harmonium drone into his ballads” 

TIME OUT NEW YORK

“The singer-songwriter Chris Garneau’s fanciful and ornate compositions are haunted with melancholia and a dreamlike innocence; his falsetto voice often dances over staccato piano notes accompanied by sorrowful violin and pastoral cello parts.” 

THE NEW YORKER

“With a voice equal parts tender, warm, and haunting...With each song, you’re taken on an emotional rollercoaster, and you enjoy the ride, going from celebration to sadness, nostalgia to hope.” 

NYLON

“Chris hints at hope throughout the excellent Music For Tourists, not to mention a classically keen sense for composition (enter Rufus) and Buckley in the voicebox, both in his breathy and vibrato fueled moments” 

STEREOGUM

“Garneau relies on minimal instrumentation — a smattering of piano and cello, to go with his dangerously beautiful voice — and the result is a chilling disquiet” 

NPR SONG OF THE DAY

“(Four Stars) As a writer he has the deadpan playfulness of Bill Callahan and a delicate tenor voice that recalls Sufjan Stevens. The wistfulness masks beautiful melodies… ” 

UNCUT

“Just turn off the lights. See what Chris Garneau heals with piano and peculiar elocution. Listen as he sings, tongue folded, like he's taking flowers from his mouth and arranging them on a plate. Orchid, chicory, bluebell, nightshade. This is the inverse of Antony (& the Johnsons). It's as if Garneau's been gathering songs like this, stillness and piano and cello, and he's been collecting all the gaps in these other peoples' tracks. And then with care, yes with pain, he makes his own song - a song made just of the gaps. Of the pauses that make something flicker instead of shine.” 

SAID THE GRAMOPHONE

Contact

MANAGEMENT
World
Holger Carlsson
music@lwprod.com

BOOKING
Europe + North America
Arcadia Booking
arcadiasoundz@gmail.com

PUBLISHING
North America / Rough Trade
Winter Games LP
Lyle Hysen / Rough Trade
lyle@roughtradepublishing.com

World / Sony ATV
El Radio LP
Music for Tourists LP

filmtvinquiries@sonyatv.com

 Photo: Matthew Placek

Photo: Matthew Placek

 

Tour Archive

2017
Nov 17 // San Francisco at Amnesia

Oct 29 // Changsha at Red Live Club

Oct 27 // Zhuhai at No. 9 Music Factory

Oct 26 // Shenzhen at Nanshan Culture & Sports Centre

Oct 25 // Ningbo at Time Beacon

Oct 22 // Hangzhou at MAO Livehouse

Oct 21 // Wuxi at Workers Cultural Palace

Oct 20 // Shanghai at QSW Arts Centre

Oct 19 // Shijiazhuang at Grand Theater

Oct 18 // Bejing at Tango Space

June 23 // Hudson, NY at The Half Moon

June 20 // New York, NY at Joe's Pub

May 6 // Madrid at Naves Matadero

May 5 // Madrid at Naves Matadero

April 12 // San Francisco, CA at The Elbo Room

Jan 15 // Shenzhen, China at B10 Livehouse

Jan 14 // Xiamen, China at China Piano Music Hall

Jan 13 // Wuhan, China at VOX Livehouse

Jan 12 // Changsha, China at 46 Livehouse

Jan 07 // Wuxi, China at Wuxi Performance Theatre

Jan 08 // Beijing, China at Tango Space


2016
Nov 23 // Hudson, NY at The Half Moon #NODAPL Fundraiser

Oct 12 // Barcelona, Spain at Sala Hiroshima

Feb 17 // San Francisco, CA at The Lost Church + Emily Jane White

Feb 11 // San Francisco, CA at The Lost Church + Emily Jane White


2015
Dec 15 // Hudson, NY at OR

Dec 13 // Wuhan, China

Dec 12 // Guangzhou, China

Dec 11 // Shenzhen, China

Dec 09 // Chongqing, China

Dec 08 // Chengdu, China

Dec 06 // Shanghai, China

Dec 05 // Hangzhou, China

Dec 04 // Beijing, China

Oct 16 // Hudson, NY at The Half Moon

Sep 27 // Brooklyn, NY at Baby's All Right

Aug 01 // New York, NY at Joe's Pub


2014
Dec 09 // Paris, France at Colette

Nov 15 // Paris, France at Badaboum

Nov 14 // London, UK at St. Pancras Old Church

Nov 13 // Brussels, Belgium at H23

Nov 12 // Dresden, Germany at Beatpol

Nov 11 // Berlin, Germany at Urban Spree

Nov 10 // Weisbaden, Germany at Walhalle

Nov 09 // Fribourg, Switzerland at Nouveau Monde

Nov 07 // Rome, Italy at Orion

Nov 06 // Verona, Italy at Teatro Camploy

Nov 05 // Milan, Italy at La Salumeria della Musica

Nov 02 // Lisbon, Portugal at Conservatório Nacional

Nov 01 // Bilbao, Spain at BIME

Oct 31 // Sannois, France at EMB

Jun 05 // New York, NY at Subculture

Apr 16 // Paris, France at Cafe de la Danse

Apr 15 // London, UK at The Lexington

Apr 14 // Tourcoing, France at Le Grand Mix

Apr 13 // Feyzin, France at Epicerie Moderne

Apr 12 // Vienna, Austria at Radiokulturehaus

Apr 11 // Dornbirn, Austria at Spielboden

Apr 10 // Berlin, Germany at Gruner Salon

Apr 07 // Haldern, Germany at Haldern Pop Bar

Apr 06 // Heidelberg, Germany at Karlstorbahnof

Apr 04 // Grenoble, France at Le Ciel

Apr 02 // Villeurbanne, France at Mikrokosm

Mar 29 // Rennes, France at Les Embellies Festival

Feb 12 // Paris, France at Silencio

2013
Dec 13 // Hamburg, Germany at Clouds Hill Festival

Nov 22 // New York, NY at Le Poisson Rouge

Nov 17 // Seoul, S. Korea at venue tba

Nov 16 // Seoul, S. Korea at venue tba

Nov 14 // Montreal, CA at PHI Center

Nov 11 // Hong Kong, China at Hidden Agenda

Nov 10 // Guangzhou, China at T-Union

Nov 09 // Shanghai, China at On Stage

Nov 08 // Beijing, China at Mao Livehouse

Jul 03 // Paris, France at Cafe de la Danse

2012
Dec 13 // Paris, France at Divan du Monde

Aug 09 // Haldern, Germany at Haldern Pop Festival

Aug 08 // Berlin, Germany at Gruner Salon

July 27 // Sesto Al Reghena, Italy at Sexto Unplugged Festival

June 24 // New York, NY at Joe's Pub

June 23 // Hudson, NY at Parlor + Emily Jane White


2011
Oct 30 // New York, NY at City Winery [+Yael Naim]

Oct 29 // New York, NY at City Winery [+Yael Naim]

June 28 // Toronto, ON at Drake Hotel *

June 27 // Montreal, QC at L'Astral *

June 25 // Los Angeles, CA at Luckman Fine Arts Complex *

June 23 // San Diego, CA at The Casbah *

June 21 // San Francisco, CA at Yoshi's *

June 19 // Portland, OR at Doug Fir Lounge *

June 18 // Vancouver, BC at Biltmore Cabaret *

June 17 // Seattle, WA at Triple Door *

June 14 // Minneapolis, MN at Cedar Cultural Center *

June 13 // Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall *

June 11 // Pittsburgh, PA at The Warhol *

June 10 // Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda's *

June 09 // Boston, MA at ICA *

June 08 // New York, NY at Bowery Ballroom *

June 07 // Brooklyn, NY at Bell House *

Jan 21 // New York, NY at 92Y Tribeca

* with Keren Ann

2010
Dec 13 // Paris, France at Casino de Paris [+Cocoon!]

Dec 11 // Paris, France at Cafe de la Danse

Dec 08 // Caen, France at Le BBC [+Cocoon!]

Dec 07 // Angers, France at Le Chabada [+Cocoon!]

Dec 04 // Blois, France at Boitamusik

Dec 03 // Bruxelles, Belgium at Magic Mirrors

Nov 30 // Berlin, Germany at Gruner Salon

Nov 27 // Graz, Austria at Autumn Leaves Festival at Orpheum

Nov 26 // Vienna, Austria at Blue Bird Festival at Porgy & Bess

Nov 25 // Le Havre, France at Festival Les Indescriptibles

Nov 20 // Colmar, France at Festival Supersounds

Nov 03 // X'an, China at Guangquan Club

Nov 02 // Chongqing, China at Nuts Club

Oct 31 // Shenzhen, China at F518

Oct 30 // Guangzhou, China at T:Union

Oct 29 // Shanghai, China at Kento's Live House

Oct 27 // Qingdao, China at Maotouying Bar

Oct 26 // Dailan, China at Tiao Fangzi Bar

Oct 24 // Beijing, China at Mako Live House

Oct 23 // Seoul, Korea at Grand Mint Festival

July 19 // Paris, France at Nouveau Casino [+holly miranda]

July 17 // Kutna Hora, Czech at Creepy Teepee Fest

July 15 // Berlin, Germany at Schokoladen

July 13 // London, England at Cafe Oto

July 12 // Coventry, England at Taylor John's

July 04 // Montreux Jazz Festival [+charlotte gainsbourg]

June 03 // Brooklyn, NY at The Bell House

Mar 30 // New York, NY at The Living Room

Mar 23 // New York, NY at The Living Room

Mar 16 // New York, NY at The Living Room

Mar 09 // New York, NY at The Living Room

Mar 02 // New York, NY at The Living Room

Feb 19 // New York, NY at The City Winery

Jan 18 // Tokyo, Japan at Shibuya O-Nest

Jan 16 // Seoul, Korea at Veloso

Jan 15 // Seoul, Korea at EBS Television

Jan 13 // Taipei, Taiwan at The Wall

Jan 11 // Hong Kong at Hidden Agenda

Jan 10 // Shenzhen, China at Idutang Loft

Jan 09 // Guangzhou, China at Iron Age Space

Jan 08 // Changsha, China at 4698

Jan 06 // Chengdu, China at Little Bar

Jan 05 // Wuhan, China at Vox

Jan 03 // Nanjing, China at Castle

Jan 02 // Shanghai, China at Mao [Pocket Music]

Jan 01 // Beijing, China at Yugong Yishan [Pocket Music]

2009
Dec 11 // Philadelphia, PA at First Unitarian Chapel

Dec 01 // Berlin, Germany at NBI

Nov 30 // Cologne, Germany at Motoki

Nov 29 // Heidelberg, Germany at Pret A Couter

Nov 28 // Munich, Germany at On3Radio Fest

Nov 27 // Freiburg, Germany at White Rabbit

Nov 06 // Boston, MA at TT The Bears +Julie Doiron

Oct 18 // Tourcoing, France at Grand Mix [+Camera Obscura]

Oct 17 // Poitiers, France at Confort Moderne

Oct 16 // Caen, France at Le Cargo [+Sophie Hunger]

Oct 15 // Lausanne, Switzerland at Les Docks [+Dominique A]

Oct 14 // Cesena, Italy at Officina 49

Oct 13 // Zurich, Switzerland at El Lokal

Oct 10 // Bordeaux, France at Krakatoa

Oct 07 // Paris, France at Maroquinerie [+Jeremy Jay]

Oct 06 // London, England at Luminaire

Oct 04 // Reims, France at Electricity Festival

Sept 23 // San Diego, CA at Soda Bar [+Ryan Blue]

Sept 22 // Los Angeles, CA at The Bootleg [+Soko]

Sept 20 // Los Angeles, CA at Spaceland [FREE Hell Yeah! Night]

Sept 15 // San Francisco, CA at Cafe du Nord [+Emily Jane White]

Sept 13 // Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios [+Holcombe Waller]

Aug 07 // Sao Paulo, Brazil at SESC Vila Mariana

July 22 // Lyon, France at Les Nuits de Fourvieres

July 09 // New York, NY at Le Poisson Rouge

July 08 // Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts

July 01 // Hangzhou at Zhejiang Concert Hall

June 30 // Shanghai at Zhi-Jiang Dream Factory

June 29 // Beijing at National Library Concert Hall

May 21 // Brooklyn, NY at Bargemusic

2008
Dec 21 // Brooklyn, NY at The Bell House

Nov 02 // Chateau Gontheir, France at Themp'O

Nov 01 // Nantes, France at Le Violon Dingue

Oct 30 // Vendome, France at Rockomotives

Oct 29 // Copenhagen, Denmark at Loppen

Oct 26 // Berlin, Germany at NBI

Oct 25 // Leipzig, Germany at Cafe Panam

Oct 24 // Vienna, Austria at Brut (+Xiu Xiu)

Oct 22 // Lausanne, Switzerland at Le Bourg

Oct 21 // Marseille, France at Le Lounge

Oct 19 // Bordeaux, France at La Politique

Oct 17 // Barcelona, Spain at Apolo 2

Oct 16 // Strasbourg, France at Laiterie

Oct 15 // Brighton, England at The Freebutt

Oct 14 // High Wycombe, England at Bucks University

Oct 13 // Edinburgh, Scotland at Cabaret Voltaire

Oct 12 // Lancaster, England at The Yorkshire House

Oct 11 // London, England at Roundhouse (+Adrian Crowley)

Oct 10 // London, England at Luminaire

Oct 09 // Meylan, France at Maison de la Musique

Oct 07 // Paris, France at La Cigale (+My Brightest Diad)

Oct 05 // Haarlem, Holland at Patronaat

Oct 04 // Bruxelles, Belgique at Comme a la Maison Fest

Oct 03 // Tourcoing, France at Radar Festival

Oct 02 // Tourcoing, France at Radar Festival

Oct 01 // Tourcoing, France at Radar Festival

Aug 10 // Aulnoye Aymeries, France at Nuits Secrettes Fest

Aug 09 // Aulnoye Aymeries, France at Nuits Secrettes Fest

Aug 08 // Aulnoye Aymeries, France at Nuits Secrettes Fest

July 18 // New York, NY at Joe's Pub

July 03 // Rennes, France at Les Tombees de La Nuit Fest

June 19 // Campinas, Brazil at SESC Campinas

June 18 // Sao Paulo, Brazil at SESC Santana

June 05 // Stockholm, Sen at Debaser

June 04 // Oslo, Norway at Revolver

June 03 // Bergen, Norway at Garage

June 01 // Paris, France at Theatre de la Bastille

May 31 // Nancy, France at L'Autre Canal

May 29 // Orleans, France at Astrolabe

May 26 // London, England at Barfly

May 25 // Brighton, England at nge Festival

May 22 // Dublin, Ireland at Whelan's (+Xiu Xiu)

May 21 // Glasgow, Scotland at NiceNSleazy (+Xiu Xiu)

May 20 // Manchester, England at Roadhouse (+Xiu Xiu)

May 19 // London, England at Ulu (+Xiu Xiu)

May 16 // Firenze, Italy at Viper (+Xiu Xiu)

May 15 // Milano, Italy at Magnolia (+Xiu Xiu)

May 14 // Rome, Italy at Circolo Degli Artisti (+Xiu Xiu)

May 10 // Bruxelles, Belgium at Festival Les Nuits Botaniques

May 09 // Dijon, France at Festival Kill Your Pop

May 06 // Kortrijk, Belgium at Buda (+Xiu Xiu)

May 05 // Hamburg, Germany at Molotow (+Xiu Xiu)

May 04 // Heidelberg, Germany at Karlstorbahnhof

May 03 // Marburg, Germany at HavannaAcht

May 02 // Berlin, Germany at Magnet Club (+Xiu Xiu)

Apr 28 // Rotterdam, Holland at Rotown

Apr 27 // Amsterdam, Holland at Paradisio

Apr 26 // Utrecht, Holland at Ekko

Apr 22 // Lausanne, Switzerland at Le Romandie

Apr 17 // Bourges, France at Printemps de Bourges

Apr 12 // New Orleans, LA at Circle Bar

Apr 02 // New York, NY at Canal Room

Mar 27 // Washington, D.C. at Black Cat (+Xiu Xiu)

Mar 23 // Brooklyn, NY at Music Hall of Williamsburg (+Xiu Xiu)

Mar 08 // London, England at Borderline

Mar 07 // Coventry, England at Taylor John's

Mar 05 // London, England at Barden's Boudoir

Mar 02 // Dijon, France at La Vapeur

Feb 28 // Marseille, France at Cabaret Aleatoire

Feb 26 // Lille, France at Le Grand Mix

Feb 24 // Paris, France at La Cigale (+Jose Gonzalez)

Feb 23 // Mulhouse, France at GeneriQ Festival

Feb 20 // Vendome, France at La Chapelle (+Tunng)

Feb 13 // El Paso, Texas at UTEP Magoffin Theatre

Jan 17 // Paris, France at Fondation Cartier

2007
12/20 // Brooklyn, NY at Southpaw

12/18 // Portland, OR at Doug Fir

12/16 // Seattle, WA at set Tavern

12/14 // San Francisco, CA at Hemlock Tavern

12/10 // Los Angeles, CA at The Echo

12/08 // Los Angeles, CA at Hotel Cafe

12/01 // Philadelphia, PA at First Unitarian Church Chapel

11/02 // Brooklyn, NY at Dead Herring

9/28 // New York, NY at Joe's Pub

9/20 // Brooklyn, NY at Soundfix

9/12 // Paris, France at La Maroquinerie

9/11 // Paris, France at La Maroquinerie

9/10 // Glasgow, Scotland at ABC 2

9/09 // Edinburgh, Scotland at Cabaret Voltaire

9/07 // Newcastle, England at The Cluney

9/06 // Norwich, England at Arts Centre

9/03 // Brighton, England at Grey's

9/02 // Manchester, England at Matt & Phred's

9/01 // Bristol, England at Cube Cinema

8/31 // London, England at Luminaire

8/30 // Coventry, England at Taylor John's

8/25 // Chicago, IL at Pulaski Park Field House

8/07 // New York, NY at Bowery Ballroom (with Joan as Police Woman)

6/25 // Ottowa, Ontario at Babylon (with Xiu Xiu)

6/24 // treal, Quebec at Zoobizarre

6/23 // Brantford, Ontario at Ford Plant

6/20 // Toronto, Ontario at Sneaky Dee's

6/15 // Philadelphia, PA at First Unitarian Church Chapel

6/14 // Washington, DC at The Red & The Black

6/13 // Norfolk, VA at The Boot

6/12 // Chapel Hill, NC at Local 506

6/10 // Nashville, TN at The End

6/09 // Atlanta, GA at Drunken Unicorn

6/08 // Lafayette, LA at Cafe Cottage

6/07 // Houston, TX at The Proletariat

6/06 // Austin, TX at Emo's Lounge

6/05 // Dallas, TX at The Cavern

6/03 // Phoenix, AZ at Stinkweeds

6/01 // Los Angeles, CA at Hotel Cafe

5/31 // San Francisco, CA at Hemlock Tavern

5/30 // Portland, OR at Holocene

5/29 // Seattle, WA at Crocodile

5/26 // Madison, WI at Cafe tmartre

5/25 // Urbana, IL at Iron Post

5/23 // Newport, KY at Southgate House Parlor

5/22 // Cleveland, OH at Beachland Tavern

5/20 // Cambridge, MA at Middle East Upstairs *

5/19 // Brooklyn, NY at Union Hall *

5/18 // New York, NY at Mercury Lounge *

5/17 // Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda's *

5/16 // Washington, D.C. at Rock and Roll Hotel *

5/15 // Columbus, OH at Bourbon Street

5/13 // North Manchester, IN at Firehouse

5/12 // Chicago, IL at Old Town School of Folk Music

4/03 // New York, NY at Mercury Lounge

3/17 // Austin, TX at Habana Calle Six (SXSW)

3/04 // New York, NY at The Living Room

3/01 // New York, NY at Bowery Ballroom

2/13 // Paris, France at La Maroquinerie

2/10 // Berlin, Germany at Shokoladen Upstairs

2/06 // London, England at 12 Bar Club

2/02 // New York, NY at Tonic

* with Frog Eyes

2006
12/07 // New York, NY at The Living Room

11/16 // Brooklyn, NY at Union Pool

10/28 // Milwaukee, WI at Hotcakes Gallery

10/27 // Chicago, IL at South Union Arts

10/26 // St. Louis, MO at Ground Floor

10/21 // Alfred, NY at Alfred College

10/18 // New York, NY at Soho House

10/13 // New York, NY at Joe's Pub

7/06 // New York, NY at The Living Room

6/10 // New York, NY at Joe's Pub

5/26 // New York, NY at Bruckner Listening Room

4/20 // Brooklyn, NY at Pete's Candy Store

4/06 // Los Angeles, CA at Hotel Cafe

4/05 // San Francisco, CA at Hemlock Tavern

4/03 // Eugene, WA at Tiny Tavern

4/02 // Seattle, WA at Gallery 1412

3/22 // New York, NY at The Living Room

3/08 // New York, NY at The Living Room

1/08 // Los Angeles, CA at Atelier Deluxe Musique

1/07 // Los Angeles, CA at Atelier Deluxe Musique

1/06 // Los Angeles, CA at Hotel Cafe

 Photo: Michael Hart

Photo: Michael Hart