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Daniel Berthiaume is a Canadian musician. He was born in Montreal, Quebec. A guitarist, he also plays keyboards and sings in a multitude of musical styles (rock, pop, jazz, blues, folk, Ambient Music, New Age, electronica, etc.).
In the 1980s, Berthiaume travelled throughout Quebec with various groups, playing more than 400 concerts featuring covers of Supertramp, Genesis, U2, etc. and original compositions. It was during this period that he produced a first record entitled Yellow Street (Dance music) that was carried out in collaboration with DJ M.C. Mario. He also worked at that time with Allen McCartey (Men Without Hats), Steve Tracey (Loni Gamble, Céline Dion), Luc Phaneuf (Starmania), Yvan Payeur (Cirque du Soleil) and several other performers from Montreal.
He also wrote several music and sound tracks for corporate and advertising films. In the beginning of the 1990s, he was attracted by Ambient Music and quickly became prominent in this style. During this period, he produced seven albums—all nominated for the ADISQ award. He is now the lead singer and the lead guitarist with The Bluegators, featuring French drummer René Guérin and Kérassios Varipatis on doublebass.
Collaborations as a songwriter
In 1992, Berthiaume was awarded a Félix for The Sacred Fire as the album of the year, in the ambient/new-age category.