Put simply, Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds are part of the new generation carrying the torch for classic Soul Music. But their kind of Soul has a distinctive Canadian twist. Hailing from St. Boniface, the old French quarter of Winnipeg, they have cemented their identity as bilingual artists with their first full-length LP Cruel, a 9-song collection of fun-loving songs about amour and heartbreak delivered in both English and French.
However, the language of funk is universal, something the band’s lead singer and guitarist Jérémie Brémault has been demonstrating since his emergence on the Winnipeg music scene in 2013. After winning a local talent competition by relying solely on his natural singing talent, Jérémie started his own eight-piece band, each member hand-picked, and they’ve been tearing up dance floors all across Canada ever since.
The name The Delicious Hounds grew out of their “delicious sound” of smooth melodies, juicy guitar riffs and tasty horn licks. Jérémie’s sultry, smokey voice is accentuated by a brilliant brass section that adds extra autheticity to the overall modern twist on old-school rhythm and beats. On top of it all, Jérémie’s charismatic stage presence never fails to leave audiences swooning.
Starting in 2021, The Hounds put all their energy and focus into making Cruel with veteran Winnipeg producer Murray Pulver (Crash Test Dummies, The Bros. Landreth, Ariel Posen), capturing songs “live off the floor” in vintage Soul style, and as a reflection of the chemistry the band has created through their dedication to playing live anywhere and everwhere.
Some of their most notable appearances include performing at Winnipeg’s International Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Blue Bombers halftime shows, Canada Day at The Forks and as a staple headlining act at the annual Festival du Voyageur.
The rest of Canada has equally taken note of the group, particularly the francophone community, which helped them earn a nomination for Francophone Artist of the Year at the 2018 Western Canadian Music Awards, as well as Group of the Year and Discovery of the Year nominations for the 2019 “Gala Trille Or” organized by the Ottawa-based French music organization APCM.
From playing in the humble streets of St. Boniface to now playing music festivals and world-class events on the strength of Cruel, Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds are capturing the hearts, souls and dancing shoes of Francophone and English speakers alike in Canada and beyond.