Aleksi Campagne

Aleksi Campagne is uniquely qualified to offer a contemporary, indie-folk take on the time-honoured fiddle-singing tradition. Aleksi grew up on stage. At five years old, he began performing alongside his mother, Canadian folk icon, Connie Kaldor. At 19, Aleksi moved to Paris to study under jazz violin legend Didier Lockwood. At 21, Aleksi became the only student to have ever been accepted into the classical violin, the jazz violin and the jazz voice performance programs at McGill University. And, by 25, with only a six-song EP, Aleksi graced the lineups of some of Canada’ most beloved folk festivals over three consecutive summers (until COVID)—including the Regina Folk Festival, the Canmore Folk Festival, the Northern Lights Festival and the Live from the Rock Festival, among others.

Most recently, Aleksi received both a Canada Council Grant and a FACTOR Grant to fully fund the recording and production of his highly anticipated 10-song debut album. He then received an additional CALQ grant to create a video version of the album. This new album titled For the Giving is set to launch in both audio and video formats this summer on a Canada-wide tour!

When playing live, Aleksi floors audiences by singing while bowing his violin and leading his four-piece band. His original music blends folk song writing with an edgy, multi-layered sound resulting from his unique combination of voice, violin and looping-effect pedals. In a full-page spread in the Montreal Gazette, Brennan Kelly described him as “not just a folksinger with a guitar!”

For the past four years, Aleksi has toured across the country with a four-piece band made up of some of the finest young musicians Montreal has to offer: Stephane Krims (Bass), Aaron Dolman (drums) and Zach Bachand (guitar). Together, they have played festivals and venues across Canada.

 

Check out their website here 

Friday Sunday
11:00 AM
Francophonie
Down By The Bay
11:20 AM
12:30 PM
Élage Diouf, Andrina Turenne, Lennie Gallant(H)
11:30 AM
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Treasa Lavesseur in Concert
Down By The Bay
12:40 PM
1:20 PM
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
Porch Couch in Concert
Down By The Bay
1:45 PM
2:25 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
Livin' in the Metro
Down By The Bay
2:45 PM
4:00 PM
Kobo Town, The Fretless and Ego Spank (H)
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
5:00 PM
5:30 PM
Youth Discoveries Showcase
Down By The Bay
5:30 PM
7:00 PM
Paige Warner, Daniel Schmidt, Nora Stephens, Lennon and Matthew, Men Without Pants, Siobhan Bodrug
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Friday Pay
Down By The Bay
7:10 PM
8:10 PM
The Vaudevillian & Diyet and the Love Soldiers
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
8:30 PM
Watching the World Go By
Down By The Bay
8:30 PM
9:40 PM
Porch Couch, Shawna Caspi, and David Francey (H)
9:00 PM
A Summerfolk Farewell with Élage Diouf
Down By The Bay
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
9:30 PM
10:00 PM
Andrina Turenne In Concert
Down By The Bay
10:00 PM
10:40 PM
with special guests Ego Spank
10:30 PM
11:00 PM
Ego Spank In Concert
Down By The Bay
11:00 PM
11:55 PM

Meteor Heist In Concert
11:59 PM
1:00 AM
11:30 PM

Friday

  • Youth Discoveries Showcase
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday Pay
    7:10 PM - 8:10 PM
  • Watching the World Go By
    8:30 PM - 9:40 PM
  • Andrina Turenne In Concert
    10:00 PM - 10:40 PM
  • Ego Spank In Concert
    11:00 PM - 11:55 PM
  • Meteor Heist In Concert
    11:59 PM - 1:00 AM

Sunday

  • Francophonie
    11:20 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Treasa Lavesseur in Concert
    12:40 PM - 1:20 PM
  • Porch Couch in Concert
    1:45 PM - 2:25 PM
  • Livin' in the Metro
    2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
  • A Summerfolk Farewell with Élage Diouf
    9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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