A solitary and contemplative soul, Elliot Maginot enjoys exploring new sounds, refining textures, handling words and expanding his orchestrations. It was without calculation that the young singer-songwriter entered the Montreal scene in 2013 with a clean, homemade folk EP. This recording will allow him to perform on stage and will serve as his passport to Indica Records for Young / Old / Everything.In.Between (2015), a first album halfway between soaring pop and left-field folk-rock . This opus earned him two nominations at the Gala GAMIQ, allowed him to rotate on several radio stations including CHOM and CBC Music in addition to giving him the opportunity to perform in several renowned festivals (Canadian Music Week, Montréal en Lumière, Emerging Music Festival, Quebec City Summer Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Pop Montreal, North by Northeast ...) and in all latitudes (Canada, Germany, Australia, Austria, United States, France, Luxembourg, Country -Bas, United Kingdom).
At the dawn of a new adventure, Elliot Maginot joins Audiogram for a second album Comrades which will be released in the fall of 2018. Co-produced with Connor Seidel (Matt Holubowski), this opus is decidedly more pop but also more sophisticated in his arrangements with sounds that are reminiscent of Phil Colins, War on Drugs or Peter Gabriel. Collecting 4 stars in Le Devoir and 9/10 in Exclaim, it allowed Elliot Maginot to broaden his audience with a first Common Place single which climbed to 2nd position in the Top 100 English-speaking Radio Correspondents. In May 2021, he returned to the forefront with Easy Morning, an essentially acoustic album, again produced with Connor Seidel and which combines the softness of the strings, the warmth of the brass, and West African sounds.
Awards and Recognition
? Nomination Show of the year - Anglophone for the show Comrades, Gala ADISQ (2019)
? Nomination Folk Album of the Year for the album Young / Old / Everything.In.Between, Gala GAMIQ (2015)
? Songwriter of the year nomination, Gala GAMIQ (2015)