Carl Mayotte Band
It's been three years now that in an outburst of extreme creativity I decided to set up my group, see even, my baby. Formed above all to help me bring out the many compositions I had in mind and play them, the project has become so much more. Reunited under endless energy, a groove that transports and a love of music without equal, we have become friends and accomplices in music. My first album Fantosme, co-directed by Michel Cusson, expresses this virtuosity with a mix of fusion of the 1970s, jazz and joy. In the last two years, the Grand Prix de la Relève 2019 of the Festi Jazz de Rimouski as well as Radio-Canada Jazz Revelation 2020 are among the recognitions we have received. We will be releasing our second album in March 2021.
Formed in 2015, Nouvelle R is a jazz and world music trio. Composed of Sylvain St-Onge on guitar, Carl Mayotte on electric bass and Olivier Bussières on percussion, these three enthusiasts compose, arrange and interpret musical pieces while striving to develop a new, warm and energetic sound. Their debut album, L'emporte-pièce, released in the fall of 2015, is characterized by a love of creation and new sounds that the group strives to transfer to the public. The album is in a way a journey through various sound universes. Textures that are both born out of the American style and the oriental traditions, the calm and imaginative music of the group will transport you to the liking of lyrical and endearing melodies. They released in 2018 Sénescence, their second album, a concept opus about the relationship between man and the planet that welcomes him.
De Si BELLES
De Si Belles is a vocal trio, Sandrine Thibault, Jeanne Laforest and Delphine Bertrand
and a bass player, the extravagant Carl Mayotte, sometimes accompanied by percussionist Olivier Bussières.
De Si Belles is jazz, Québec, French (and Belgian!) songs adapted to the group's sensitive and sensational style. De Si Belles has been active since 2012 and performs in jazz nights as well as outdoor shows, festivals and private events.
De Si Belles knows how to highlight current songs that are dear to you.
It is through classical music, pop or jazz that the trio of musicians formed by Gabriel Cyr, Carl Mayotte and Edouard Desaulniers manages to share its emotions with the public. Each character is endowed with a strong and singular personality in this great musical performance on a guitars and basses backdrop. Never far from exaggeration, their show takes the path of often very wacky skits.
Formed in 2012, Triton Trio is the project of three students from the Campus Notre-Dame-de-Foy. After winning the local Cégep's final that same year, the trio recidivates in 2013 winning the National Final thanks to a mix of film pieces. Their breathtaking performance, theatrical staging and original arrangements earned them the first Desjardins Prize, the Vue sur la Relève Award and a participation in the Belfort International Festival of University Music in France. Since then, a show has been created with various musical skits tinged with humor that they are travelling across Quebec and elsewhere in the world.
Duets with Singers
For many years now, I have been playing duets with several female and male singers. This allows me to show a different side of the bass by using it as an instrument that can play the role of bass, guitar and drums at the same time. Furthermore, this kind of set fits well in several types of events, from corporate parties to ambiance dinners and jazz concerts.