More than 35 years ago, in the autumn of 1985, two years after he had won second place as a singer-songwriter at the Festival de la chanson de Granby, the flamboyant Joe Bocan presented his show Paradoxale in a hall on rue Saint-Denis. The following year, she won the Félix for best pop show of the year at the ADISQ Gala.
In May 1988, the singer released her first album at the popular nightclub Chez Swann on rue Prince-Arthur, on which we can find some of her great hits, including “Starting back from zero”, a song that won the Grand Prix Radio-Mutuel de la won chanson québécoise in 1990. This eponymous album goes gold with more than 50,000 copies sold, a great achievement.
Actor of the Year
The singer in all her glory at the beginning of her 33rd birthday in 1990. That year she won the Félix Performer of the Year at the ADISQ Gala. Many viewers already wanted to admire him in person and experience his stage skills. She also received a silver ticket for 25,000 tickets sold at the time.
new music video
When Joe Bocan released a new music video, We speak of the eyes, a song from his album of the same name, in 1989, the clips were indispensable at the time. Thirty-three years later, the singer is still performing that hit and several others, including Apocalypso and Les femmes voilées, that are etched into the collective memory.
Known for her flamboyance and engaging lyrics, the singer plunged into the water to film her music video. In both her clips and on stage, she dazzled with her costumes, special effects and accessories, including a real swimming pool and the giant propeller of an airplane that she had clung to during a show.
Joe Bocan is touring with the show For a one night stand, alongside Marie-Denise Pelletier and Marie Carmen. The three singers combine their voices on stage and also perform their big solo hits, including Start over, Apocalypsewhere and The veiled women for Joe. The tour concludes in style with a special performance at the Grand Théâtre de Québec on April 15, 2023 with the Orchester symphonique de Québec. See productionsmartinleclerc.com.
Joe Bocan designs and directs the show What have we done with our dreams… Homage to Sylvain Lelièvre, presented as part of Les Arts d’été. Twenty years after the songwriter’s death at the age of 59, Stéphane Archambault, Daniel Boucher, Florence K, Roberto Medile, Martin Théberge, Pierre Verville, Danielle Oddera and Joe Bocan interpret his most beautiful songs, including Marie Helene, Early morning, Old orchard. See summerarts.ca.
Joe Bocan – real name Johanne Beauchamp – is the mother of three children: Charlotte, Samuel and William (29, 27 and 24), her father is the singer Charles Biddle jr.