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Who are Night Bluemers?


Le groupe “NIGHT BLUEMERS” is a blues band from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada founded by the duo of Christian Gamache (guitar) and Jean Boudreau (bass) in the early 2000s as « Big Bear Blues Band », and then « Taxi Blues ». For the last few years, they’ve been playing various **différentes salles** and music festival across Quebec (Joliette, Mont-Tremblant, Saint-Casimir, 3R en Blues, Granby).
Since 2010, the band improved their sound by slowly their own unique style with the arrival of the keyboardist/composer Pierre Verville. The highly talented singer/lead guitar player Normand « Bill » Béliveau has been the band’s leader for the over fifteen years now, and now with the more recent addition of professional drummer Jacques « Coco » Livernoche, rounds up the band.


Jean began his musical studies at the age of 6 at the Petits Chanteurs de la Maîtrise du Cap-De-La-Madeleine school which allowed him to developed various musical skills such as reading musical notes, musical and auditory training and musical choir for over 8 years. It is during his teen years that he discover the piano, guitar and his main instrument; the bass.
Throughout his life, he played various genre such as folk, pop, rock, and blues.
Jean is a member of the Trois-Rivières En Blues festival commitee and is a founding member of the Night Bluemers.


Christian discovered his passion for the guitar at the age of 13. Despite a career in construction and engineering, the guitar would become a life long passion. After meeting Jean Boudreau, they founded a few bands here and there. After a few years of bouncing around genres, Blue would become their main genre. Christian founded the Trois-Rivières En Blues festival in 2008, which gains even more popularity every year for the last 11 years, and has now become a MAJOR event, both economically and touristically speaking, for the Mauricie region.


Coco began his relationship with the drums in a funny way. At 13 years old, he was invited to join a band as a drummer (turns out that that friend was none other than Céline Dion!). He started drumming in a Church’s basement with fanfare drums which lead him to buy his own drum kit 6 months later. Fully self-taught, he quickly became a skilled drummer and is invited to play with a bevy of artists and bands throughout the Americas and Europe. A highly skilled Coco!!!


From a family where music was ubiquitous, Pierre started playing piano at the age of 3 years old. One thing led to another and from there he started playing the piano, violin, trumpet and percussion. At 18 years old, he went his own way and traveled across the world with some of the more famous French Canadian artists of his generation such as Robert Charlebois, Kevin Parent, Alain Caron (UZEB), Lulu Hughes, Bob Walsh. The latter gave him the « Pete the meat » surname. At now 58 years old, he’s still as passionate about the blues genre as ever!


Normand is a self taught guitar player/singer who’s musical life revolved around blues. At a young age he did diversify his skillset by playing in rock and pop bands. However, the blues genre has always been his go-to! After performing in some of the most mythical areas of Montreal such as the Le Grand Café et Les Beaux Esprits, Bill has participated in numerous blues festival across Quebec with his band « Blues Minutes », always accompanied by skilled musicians from the Trois-Rivières area.