Stef Paquette

Singer / Songwriter

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Stef hails from Chelmsford, Ontario. He is a former improv champion and a member of the professional improv group Improtéine. He has won a 40 Under 40 award, and a Mérite Horace-Viau award as Francophone Personality of the Year. Stef is best known as a singer-songwriter. His musical career is peppered with top prizes in industry showcases, such as Ontario’s La Brunante and Québec’s Festival en chanson de St-Ambroise (the first Franco-Ontarian to win at that festival) and Festival international de la chanson de Granby, where he won four awards, including Press Gallery’s Choice and Best Stage Presence. In 2005, his album L’homme exponentiel was named Best Album at the Trille Or gala, where he also won the Best Song award for its title track, Homme exponentiel. In 2013, he again won the Best Album award for Le salut de l’arrière-pays and this album also won the Best Album Cover award. In 2005, Stef was chosen to represent Canada at the Musique sans frontières Festival in Cairo, Egypt. During this trip, he also performed at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2008, he was chosen to represent Ontario in the Francoforce project, a cross-Canada tour celebrating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec City. Stef took on the role of mentor in the Ontario Pop 2011 contest and he was invited on stage to take part in the last concert of the group CANO, broadcasted by TFO on September 25th 2011. These days, you can see Stef on TVO as he plays the part of Charlie Rivière in the TV drama Hard Rock Medical.


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