Tocadéo is the coming together of four passionate singers who share a love of vocal melodies and harmonies in a moving and memorable repertoire. This passion, along with their love of music, their friendship and the pleasure they had on stage together prompted Dany Laliberté, René Lajoie, Benoit Miron and Patrick Olafson to form the group Tocadéo in the fall of 2008. After performing at several corporate events, the group met with the people from Productions Serge Paré, who fell under the quartet’s spell and promptly offered them a recording and performing contract. It was the start of a beautiful collaboration that has seen the group give more than 100 public performances over 3 years for an ever-growing number of fans in Québec, New Brunswick, France and Romania.
In June 2010, the group launched its first self-titled album, produced by Guy-St-Onge. The album included covers of the great classics along with material from such artists as: Marc Dupré, Frédérick Baron, Jean-François Breau and Jean-François Dubé. “L’effet Papillon” and “Pour l’amour qu’il nous reste” received respectable success on the radio across Québec. With more than 125 shows under their belts, the quartet has struck a chord with a vast audience.
Released in 2012, the album Au nom des hommes attests to the group’s evolution toward a richer sound that is both orchestral and contemporary-adult-pop-radio. For their second album, the quartet asked renowned veteran producer Romano Musumarra to work his magic on magnificent original songs by Mario Pelchat, Tino Izzo, Christian-Marc Gendron and Romano Musumarra, as well as a few famous covers by Luc Plamondon, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Éric Lapointe, Dan Bigras and Roger Tabra. Fans will find the usual passion on this disc, wrapped in the group’s signature rich voices and harmonies in breathtaking arrangements.
Inspired by big names and great voices, Tocadéo captivates and enchants audiences with their uniqueness, their elegance and their universal appeal. Their power comes from electrifying harmonies that thrill audiences with intense emotions.