Joel Couture Joins Team Manitoba Music

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We're excited to welcome a new addition to Manitoba Music. Joel Couture has joined our team to helm our new Francophone Music Program. Joel was born and raised in St. Boniface and has been involved in the Franco-Manitoban community as a musician for many years. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba and spent six years at l’Université de Saint-Boniface working in student recruiting and event planning. As a recording and touring musician, Joel has played with many local artists, including Matt Epp, Justin Lacroix, and The Mailman’s Children.

Stop by the office on Mondays and Tuesdays and say hello or drop him a line at

Restez à l'écoute pour plus de détails au sujet de notre tout nouveau programme!

Meanwhile, we asked him some random questions...


Q: Where are you from and what were you doing while you were there?
A: Saint-Boniface, MB born and raised. I’ve done many things there...

Q: How did you get started in music?
A: Trombone in the school band. I purchased a bass in high school to jam with classmates. I love the electric bass!

Q: What music are you listening to lately?
A: Always listening to the fabulous oldies! Collider from the Sam Roberts Band changed my life and lately I can’t get enough of Marie-Pierre Arthur.

Q: Do you play any instruments?
A: Electric bass – I love the electric bass!

Q: What sound does your cell phone make when it rings?
A: If I had a cell phone, Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville” would definitely be the ring.

Q: How do you find out about new music?
A: CBC Radio 2, music festivals, and of course, the internet.

Q: What’s your favourite flavor of potato chips?
A: Dutch Crunch Rip-L Sour Cream & Dill

Q: Can you drive a front-end loader?
A: Yes

Q: Okay not a question, but make up the best band name ever. Right now.
A: What’s In Your Pocket or Pocket People … pockets are so interesting.


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