Garolou is a French Canadian folk-rock group created in 1975. It was originally called Lougarou, but had to change its name after being sued by a dance troup named Les Loups-garous. The group became popular not only in Quebec but across Canada, with its rock sound and its lyrics taken from French and French Canadian traditional songs.
In 1993 the band made a return supported by many concerts each year. The band performed at many music festivals such as the Festival International d'été de Québec and the Festival franco ontarien. The band released in 1997 a live album called Réunion that captured Garolou's live experience and, two years later, a brand new album called Mémoire Vive.
Garolou has won two Felix Awards (ADISQ Gala) for the albums Garolou (1978) and Romancero (1980) and a Gold certification for the album Garolou (1978).
Marc Lalonde : Bass and vocals,
Michel Lalonde : Guitar and vocals,
Michel (Stan) Deguire : Drums and percussions,
Gaston Gagnon : Electric guitar and vocals,
Réginald Guay : Keyboards and vocals,
Gilles Beaudoin : Electric guitar and vocals (Garolou album),
Georges Antoniak : Electric guitar and vocals (Lougarou album),
Steven Naylor : Keyboards and vocals (Lougarou album),
Additional musicians (albums):
Robert (Bobby) Lalonde : Violin (Lougarou, Romancero and Réunion albums),
Reynald Wiseman : Saxophone (Romancero and Centre-Ville albums),
Additional musicians (concerts):
Robert (Bobby) Lalonde : Violin,
Bruno Dumont : Saxophone