Last March, the newspaper team met the talented Marie-Pierre Leduc and her husband Michel Roy to discuss the third season of Studio Grange, a web series. On the day of the interview, Covid-19 monopolized the headlines, forcing the two creators to temporarily suspend scheduled filming.
(Photo Michel Roy, creator of Studio Grange)
After several months of absence, Studio Grange is back to the delight of the singer-songwriter and her life partner who also acts as the creator and manager of the series. Concisely, the concept of the show is to allow new musical encounters, to offer quality cultural content, to help the next generation while allowing artists to share the visibility of the people who follow them on social networks.
The shooting takes place in complete privacy in a cozy studio whose decor inspires those who gather there. “The fact of having a very particular place within our reach was a trigger, it is an old barn that belonged to the priest of Saint-Timothée next to the church, which was moved behind us in the seventies. Over time we have renovated it and it is now what serves as the filming location for the series. This project allowed us to reunite with some participants we met at La Voix in addition to giving us the opportunity to work with musicians from the region, whom we have seen evolving for a long time, but with whom we have never had a partnership”, explained the one who participated in the program La Voix in 2016.
In addition to the first 2 shows, posted online before confinement, the musical web series will soon present Marie-Pierre performing solo, the talented singer of the group Milady’s, popular in the 60s, Denise Biron who is also the mother of the latter.
The Prize raises Studio Grange
For 2 years, thanks to the financial participation of Canadian Tire Valleyfield, the Leduc-Roy couple has offered their audience collaborations with emerging artists. This year, the guests will be the trio Savannah Clavel, Simon Beauvilliers, Charles-Olivier Legault, and the young performer Gaya L’écuyer. The last two performers respectively won the Studio Grange award in the local final of Secondaire en spectacle at EBSF and Cégep en spectacle.
To end its 3rd season, Studio Grange will broadcast one program per month. Note that to access the shows, all you need to do is go to Marie-Pierre Leduc’s YouTube channel and subscribe for free to be notified when new content is uploaded. You can also follow the web series on Studio Grange’s Facebook page.
“It is in part thanks to the advertising of Kia Valleyfield and the Caisse Desjardins de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield that the web series can be realized.
Moreover, new this year, people who wish to provide financial support will have the possibility to do so by clicking on the Paypal.me link, in order to support Studio Grange and help artists pursue their musical ventures”, said the multidisciplinary artist Michel Roy.
As for the professional projects of the Leduc-Roy couple, they are currently working on the release of a song called Elle as well as the production of a music video. For now, it is possible to watch the clip of their most recent single Au-delà de nous, performed during the isolation period.