Yves Lambert is well known for his charisma and generosity on stage, and is considered a reference point when it comes to Quebecois folk music. Certain Quebecois critics even regard him as a guiding light on the whole subject of Quebec’s cultural heritage. Through his long-time association with the band La Bottine Souriante, Yves Lambert was a founding member and pillar of the group from 1976 to 2002. For the past 30 years M. Lambert has been a driving force in giving traditional music the place that it deserves beyond the Quebec and Canadian borders, and now continues to pursue the adventure with his Yves Lambert Trio
He has a great capacity to give a contemporary sense to the traditional song because his choices are made with the same vital personal concerns and preoccupations. For him the content is essential to keep his music vibrant and not being caught in any one rigid style of expression. Furthermore, he has a great capacity for versatile interpretation … he can sing rock music, or children’s songs, or more bluesy arrangements – and all the while representing traditional music as one of its leading figureheads.
The TRIO also features:
Olivier Rondeau (guitars and voice) a specialist in jazz guitar. He has played with several jazz and pop-rock bands. He contributes to the fundamental band dynamics with his youth, cheerful motivation and his exceptional, inspired and versatile instrumentalist talents.
Tommy Gauthier (violin, bouzouki, mandolin, vocals) His versatility and his natural sense of improvisation add a great deal to the band. He plays different styles including jazz, traditional and country music.
Yves will always remain the explorer for which his legendary joviality and his genuine nature seals the pact between maturity, finesse and entertainment!